American Psychiatric Association Publishing, is eager to consider proposals for new books in its publications program. Although APA Publishing will consider completed manuscripts for publication, we prefer submissions at the proposal stage so that we can help authors in the development of their books.
To receive full consideration, prospective authors must submit:
Once complete, please send two full copies of your proposal to the Editor-in-Chief at the following address:
Projects with significant research, educational, or clinical applications in psychiatry are given the highest priority. We also consider books about psychiatry and related issues for other health professionals. Finally, we also publish books about psychiatry for the general public; we are interested in authoritative books that interpret the scientific and medical aspects of serious mental illness for the lay public.
When we first receive a proposal, we review it internally for several factors: whether the project is suitable for our publishing program, the potential audience and sales for the book, whether the author(s) or editor(s) can complete the book as proposed on time, a financial analysis of the project, and how the book compares with books published by us and by other publishers in the same subject area. This initial evaluation is made jointly by the Editor-in-Chief, the Editorial Director, Director for Advertising, Sales, and Marketing, and the Director of Financial and Business Operations and may involve outside editorial advisers.
American Psychiatric Association Publishing authors/editors are entitled to a 50% discount on books with your name on the cover and a 20% discount on any other APA title.
All titles you purchase at a discount are, however, solely for personal use. They should not be purchased on behalf of an institution or for resale. The 50% APA Publishing author discount applies only to authors whose name appears on the cover of the book. This discount cannot be used for APA journals, publications by other publishers that APA Publishing distributes, or CD-ROM or video products (unless your name is on the cover). The discount becomes effective as soon as your book appears in print.