HOW TO PUBLISH A BOOK WITH MERCER UNIVERSITY PRESS
Mercer University Press seeks to publish scholarly works of excellence in
As a university press, MUP strives for accuracy of substance and form. Works will be considered that represent only the highest standards of scholarly research and literary style. The publication process for unsolicited works begins when a prospective author sends a book proposal to
The book proposal should contain at least the following information.
After submitting the proposal, please allow the editor adequate time to evaluate it. This normally takes three to four months. Each proposal is read by several persons and discussed in light of its merits and the resources and staff available to work on it. Unfortunately, not every proposal will be accepted. Difficult decisions often mean rejecting very good manuscripts.
If your proposal is accepted, we will issue you a contract. Once a contract is completed, it normally takes about a year for the book to be published. Many other books are already in process, and adequate time must be given to copyediting, designing a format, proofreading and correcting galleys, reviewing page proofs and blue pages, and (finally) printing. Some books have special features that require even more time. Even before your book is released, we will begin to promote it through advertisements, mail-outs, announcements, and arrangements with book distributors. We will ask for your assistance in promoting the book, perhaps by securing endorsements or by attending autograph sessions in your area.
We take our responsibilities as publishers seriously and are deeply committed to the task. We thank you for considering us as the publisher of your work.