PUBLISHING YOUR BOOK

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#1 Discuss your idea with a Commissioning Editor

Get in touch with one of our commissioning editors to discuss your idea with AIP Publishing:

We publish books for graduate researchers and academics across the physical sciences, working in:

  • Materials Science
  • Biophysics and Engineering
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Applied Physics and Engineering Condensed Matter
  • Mathematical and Theoretical Physics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Nanotechnology

and for professionals working in:

  • Acoustics, Noise and Vibration
  • Education
  • Energy and Power
  • Healthcare and Medicine
  • Information Display
  • Instrumentation
  • Manufacturing
  • Processing

#2 Develop a proposal

After discussing your idea, the next step in the process would be to develop a proposal. A proposal will help you outline the planned contents of your book, making sure that it provides information in a way that is accessible to your target audience.

It will also allow you to identify the key features that differentiate your work from existing texts on the market.

It is worth spending some time developing your proposal. Have a look at our proposal form to remind you of the points you will need to cover to develop a good proposal.

#3 Review

When we receive your proposal, we will send it out for review, to people you have identified in your proposal, and to others in our own network. Our reviewers are experts in the field, or potential end-users of your book, who will evaluate your proposal to find out:

  • if there is a need for your book on your chosen topic
  • whether all relevant topics have been covered
  • whether any important topics are missing
  • if any improvements ought to be made before the book is published

The review process helps our authors refine their proposals and improve the quality of their coverage to make sure the book meets the needs of their identified readers.

All comments will then be sent back to the submitting author who will then have the opportunity to clarify any outstanding queries, revise the proposal if required, and submit a final proposal to AIP Publishing.

We will then discuss your final proposal with you and come to a mutual agreement on how we proceed.

#4 Reject

We may decide that your vision for a book does not match the mission of our program at the current time. We would still like to keep in touch with you and to look for other opportunities in the future, when the time is right to develop a different type of book.

#5 Accept

If we agree that your book meets the needs of our readers, we will sign an agreement to publish your book.

#6 Sign an agreement to publish your book

Our agreement with you will outline the format in which you must submit your manuscript for production, estimate the number of published book pages and agree for a date for delivering the manuscript.

#7 Time to write…

Our Development Editors will work with you as you write your book. The Development Editor is there to help you maintain a schedule for delivering your manuscript. The Development Editor will agree on a schedule with you and will check in with you regularly to monitor your progress.

#8 …and revise

The Development Editor will review your work as you write, helping you prepare your manuscript so that it complies with AIP Publishing’s style requirements. The Development Editor will work with you to remind you to apply for permission to use any material that you reproduce from previously published sources. The Development Editor will send all recommendations back to you for revision.

#9 …and revise some more

Remember, writing is an iterative process. You will have an opportunity to review the Development Editor’s recommendations, and to improve your manuscript/correct errors as appropriate. The Development Editor will be able to answer any questions you may have. You and the Development Editor will both be able to track your progress as the manuscript develops.

#10 Until your manuscript is ready

When your manuscript is complete, the Development Editor will go through our final checklist with you to make sure it is complete, that all required features are in place and that you have obtained the necessary permissions to use any third-party material.

#11 Submit manuscript to publisher

When you have gone through the checklist and are satisfied you have everything the publisher will need, it is time to submit your manuscript for production. We will introduce you to your Production Editor who will provide a schedule for producing your manuscript and guide you through what to expect as your book goes through production.

#12 Publisher copyedits, typesets and designs book

The Production Editor manages the production process. It is during this phase that the manuscript is copy-edited and composed. The copy editor will correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation. We will follow the AIP Publishing’s style and will create page proofs that we will send to you for your review. As happened during the writing phase, you will be able to track the progress of your manuscript as it makes its way through production.

#13 Review proofs and make corrections

We will send you an email with a link to download, review, and return the page proofs. If there are any errors, this is the opportunity to make minor corrections and send your comments back to us.

#14 Publish online, eReader, print

We will respond to your comments and review your proofs one final time before the article is published online. Customers will also be able to buy digital copies that they may download to their devices or print copies if they prefer.

#15 Promote your book

AIP Publishing recognizes the importance of getting the word out and have committed to working with our authors to maximize readership and awareness of books published within AIP Publishing’s Book Program. Read more to learn how we’ll help you create a buzz…

#16 Time for your next book?!

You can now take a well-earned break! As your work continues, do let us know when you are ready to start working on your next book project.

PUBLISHING YOUR BOOK

#1 Discuss your idea with a Commissioning Editor

Get in touch with one of our commissioning editors to discuss your idea with AIP Publishing:

We publish books for graduate researchers and academics across the physical sciences, working in:

  • Materials Science
  • Biophysics and Engineering
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Applied Physics and Engineering Condensed Matter
  • Mathematical and Theoretical Physics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Nanotechnology

and for professionals working in:

  • Acoustics, Noise and Vibration
  • Education
  • Energy and Power
  • Healthcare and Medicine
  • Information Display
  • Instrumentation
  • Manufacturing
  • Processing

#2 Develop a proposal

After discussing your idea, the next step in the process would be to develop a proposal. A proposal will help you outline the planned contents of your book, making sure that it provides information in a way that is accessible to your target audience.

It will also allow you to identify the key features that differentiate your work from existing texts on the market.

It is worth spending some time developing your proposal. Have a look at our proposal form to remind you of the points you will need to cover to develop a good proposal.

#3 Review

When we receive your proposal, we will send it out for review, to people you have identified in your proposal, and to others in our own network. Our reviewers are experts in the field, or potential end-users of your book, who will evaluate your proposal to find out:

  • if there is a need for your book on your chosen topic
  • whether all relevant topics have been covered
  • whether any important topics are missing
  • if any improvements ought to be made before the book is published

The review process helps our authors refine their proposals and improve the quality of their coverage to make sure the book meets the needs of their identified readers.

All comments will then be sent back to the submitting author who will then have the opportunity to clarify any outstanding queries, revise the proposal if required, and submit a final proposal to AIP Publishing.

We will then discuss your final proposal with you and come to a mutual agreement on how we proceed.

#4 Reject

We may decide that your vision for a book does not match the mission of our program at the current time. We would still like to keep in touch with you and to look for other opportunities in the future, when the time is right to develop a different type of book.

#5 Accept

If we agree that your book meets the needs of our readers, we will sign an agreement to publish your book.

#6 Sign an agreement to publish your book

Our agreement with you will outline the format in which you must submit your manuscript for production, estimate the number of published book pages and agree for a date for delivering the manuscript.

#7 Time to write…

Our Development Editors will work with you as you write your book. The Development Editor is there to help you maintain a schedule for delivering your manuscript. The Development Editor will agree on a schedule with you and will check in with you regularly to monitor your progress.

#8 …and revise

The Development Editor will review your work as you write, helping you prepare your manuscript so that it complies with AIP Publishing’s style requirements. The Development Editor will work with you to remind you to apply for permission to use any material that you reproduce from previously published sources. The Development Editor will send all recommendations back to you for revision.

#9 …and revise some more

Remember, writing is an iterative process. You will have an opportunity to review the Development Editor’s recommendations, and to improve your manuscript/correct errors as appropriate. The Development Editor will be able to answer any questions you may have. You and the Development Editor will both be able to track your progress as the manuscript develops.

#10 Until your manuscript is ready

When your manuscript is complete, the Development Editor will go through our final checklist with you to make sure it is complete, that all required features are in place and that you have obtained the necessary permissions to use any third-party material.

#11 Submit manuscript to publisher

When you have gone through the checklist and are satisfied you have everything the publisher will need, it is time to submit your manuscript for production. We will introduce you to your Production Editor who will provide a schedule for producing your manuscript and guide you through what to expect as your book goes through production.

#12 Publisher copyedits, typesets and designs book

The Production Editor manages the production process. It is during this phase that the manuscript is copy-edited and composed. The copy editor will correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation. We will follow the AIP Publishing’s style and will create page proofs that we will send to you for your review. As happened during the writing phase, you will be able to track the progress of your manuscript as it makes its way through production.

#13 Review proofs and make corrections

We will send you an email with a link to download, review, and return the page proofs. If there are any errors, this is the opportunity to make minor corrections and send your comments back to us.

#14 Publish online, eReader, print

We will respond to your comments and review your proofs one final time before the article is published online. Customers will also be able to buy digital copies that they may download to their devices or print copies if they prefer.

#15 Promote your book

AIP Publishing recognizes the importance of getting the word out and have committed to working with our authors to maximize readership and awareness of books published within AIP Publishing’s Book Program. Read more to learn how we’ll help you create a buzz…

#16 Time for your next book?!

You can now take a well-earned break! As your work continues, do let us know when you are ready to start working on your next book project.

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