Frequently Asked Questions
Many Kogan Page books are used on both academic and professional courses. Evaluation copies are available to instructors. To request an evaluation copy, go to the individual book page and click on the "Request an Eval Copy" icon.
Desk copies are available to instructors once class sets have been ordered. To request a desk copy, click through on the "Request an Eval Copy" icon and follow the instructions for a Desk copy. Details of the text quantity ordered will be required.
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If you are an online reseller and would like to carry Kogan Page books, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For bulk orders of individual titles we offer special discounts. For information about discounts available for a specific title and quantity, please email email@example.com or call 215-928-9112
Contacting Kogan Page Authors
Many Kogan Page authors are available for interview as experts on their particular topic. To contact a Kogan Page author, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-928-9112. Many of our authors live abroad, so please allow sufficient time for them to be contacted.
Writing for Kogan Page
Kogan Page is always on the lookout for new proposals and new authors. The information below shows what we look for, and what you can expect when you work with us.
Submitting a proposal
When assessing new book ideas we ask authors to think carefully about the intended market, the competition and the unique selling points of the books. We test the commercial viability of proposals and the information you provide will help us with that assessment.
Some of the questions we ask are:
- Is there a commercially-viable market for the book?
- What evidence is there for this market?
- Can our marketing reach the readership for the proposed book?
- What is the level of the readership (student, graduate student, professional practitioner etc)?
- Does the book fill a gap in the market? What evidence is there for this gap?
- Is there international potential? Where? Why?
- Are there other ways in which to optimize the property, such as a digital version?
- Is the content at a level and standard suitable for the intended readership?
- How will you, the author, help us promote and raise visibility of the title?
Authors are required to complete an electronic version of our standard proposal document to help answer these questions, - click here for the standard proposal document.
As part of our assessment, your idea may be evaluated by an independent referee. This is to provide independent advice on the content quality and suitability for its intended market.
The commissioning editor, once satisfied that the proposed book is appropriate for our list, will put together a pack which will include your proposal, the referee’s assessment, projected costs and revenues and a market analysis. This will then be presented to the proposal board which is made up of the directors of our sales and marketing departments, editors and the managing director of Kogan Page.
We often make our publishing decision based on the material presented at proposal stage. Should a final manuscript vary greatly in content or length from its proposal it will be returned for revision or rejected.
Decision to publish
Once the proposal has been presented to the publishing board you will hear from us with a decision. We aim to act expeditiously in making our assessments and in getting a response to you as quickly as possible.
For permission to use content from a Kogan Page book, or for buying foreign language rights, contact Amy Joyner, email@example.com.