Publishing an academic book
We appraise draft manuscripts for academic monographs, edited volumes, and trade books, giving focused, expert guidance on how to improve your argumentation, structure, expression and register. Our confidential feedback and editorial work assists academic authors in preparing and consolidating their work for publication. Working to exacting deadlines, we have collaborated with authors of bestselling non-fiction trade books, impactful monographs, and multi-authored volumes, providing the finest editorial assistance every step of the way.
We have helped our clients obtain contracts with the biggest publishing houses, including Cambridge University Press, MIT Press, Oxford University Press, Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan, Harvard University Press, Bloomsbury, De Gruyter, and McFarland. We are especially experienced in transforming PhD theses into book manuscripts, empowering you to pitch them to leading university presses. We help you leverage your experience, even as an early career researcher, to impress would-be publishers of your work.
Our Founding Editor, Professor Constantine Sandis, has helped hundreds of academics worldwide win contracts with university presses and publishing houses, enabling promotion and tenure within competitive academic faculties. Professor Sandis is currently the editor of three book series for Bloomsbury, Palgrave Macmillan, and Anthem Press. He has also acted as a reader for these and most other academic presses, including Oxford University Press, Yale University Press, Routledge, MIT Press, and Rowan & Littlefield. Sandis and his team of advisors across the social sciences and humanities can skilfully appraise your book proposal, providing invaluable feedback on how to make your proposal as attractive as possible to your dream publisher.
Following consultation with Professor Sandis and his team, we are able to collaboratively draft and edit your book proposal with your target publisher in mind.
We help academic authors and editors with a broad range of publishing support services
At Lex Academic, we empower you to place your work in career-enhancing outlets through exemplary editing and unmatched acquaintance with publisher processes and expectations. We assist ambitious writers with every aspect of their publication journey. Whether you are looking to have your monograph translated into another language, or you are seeking assistance in procuring global image permissions from a national museum or university archive, we have the network and know-how to expedite the publishing process. Working to exacting deadlines, we have collaborated with authors of bestselling non-fiction trade books with the likes of Oxford University Press, to editors of multi-authored volumes with Bloomsbury Publishing. We provide the finest editorial assistance every step of the way.
At Lex Academic, we assist ambitious writers with every aspect of their publication journey. Whether you are looking to have your monograph translated into another language, or you are seeking assistance in procuring global image permissions from a national museum or university archive, we have the network and know-how to expedite the publishing process.
Can we help with anything else?
Ensure your entire manuscript is submission-ready with our bespoke Indexing service. We also purvey extraordinary academic Proofreading, Copy-Editing, Substantive Editing, and Developmental Editing. Our impeccable author services include correcting all typographical, spelling, and grammatical errors. Where desired, we can make stylistic and substantive changes to your work that promise a powerful first impression with major publishers. Our authors have published with all of the top-tier publishing houses, including Bloomsbury, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Penguin, Peter Lang, Princeton University Press, and Routledge.
Authors or publishers interested in our services should get in touch with our Managing Editor detailing their editorial requirements and publication ambitions.