Submitting a Proposal
Ashgate commissioning editors are actively seeking new book
proposals. The guidelines aim to provide potential authors with an
outline of the basic details it is useful to have in any new book
Please feel free to contact us at any
time to discuss your idea.
Text Preparation Guidelines
For guidance on preparing your book for Ashgate or Gower,
including our house style preferences and details on our
requirements for publication, please download our Author Guide.
Please note, these guidelines should be used only by authors
whose books are formally under contract with
Ashgate - all others should see the proposal submission
guidelines, and/or contact the Ashgate commissioning editor for the
discipline most closely relating to your topic.
We encourage authors to deliver their files via our FTP site
(especially if they are large in size). A folder has been set up on
our site for you to access with a user name and password which you
can obtain from us. If you are not familiar with using an ftp site
your IT Department should be able to advise you. Alternatively here
are some guidelines on
how to use a popular ftp client if you would like them.
Marketing Your Book
ebooks, Print-on-Demand & Other General Information