Academic and specialist partnership services

As an established and globally-renowned academic press, we provide hands-on support to the organisations and individuals publishing with us. We aim to provide a highly efficient, transparent and supportive process grounded in shared values and shared objectives, including that of publishing critical and internationally-focused social science research. We can provide the following support, as needed by your organisation.

Strategic and creative direction

From initial idea or proposal stage, Zed Books offers expert publications advice, be it regarding the market positioning of an individual title, or the branding of an entire books series. We will not only help your organization create a publishing output of the highest quality, we will also ensure your organisation’s mission and values are reflected throughout the work, making each of our partnerships a bespoke agreement and a values driven mission in themselves.

Expert editorial support

We will project manage the development of both individual titles and series with multiple titles from project proposal through to publication and distribution, on behalf of your organisation. This is an in-depth process that spans editorial, legal and creative expertise. Furthermore, we ensure all our publications undergo an external peer review by leading subject experts at both the proposal and draft manuscript stages. As standard we use a single-bind peer review process, so feedback is kept anonymous, with the aim of providing a balanced, impartial assessment of a work’s strengths and weaknesses. We believe this helps to refine research and ensure our publications achieve the greatest impact within and beyond the academy and third sector. We can work with your organisation to facilitate peer review, or manage it completely on your behalf.

Efficient production processes

Across print and digital, Zed Books offers a production and printing service driven by attention to detail and a nuanced understanding of both subject matter and readership. We offer quick turn-around times, expert editing and design as well as a range of options when it comes to production and print quality. At Zed Books there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach.

Expert marketing, sales and global distribution

We invest heavily in marketing, production and distributing of all our products. Every title is expertly positioned for the right readership. As part of this process, digital as well as physical books are beautifully designed, formatted and optimised for the right sales and distribution channels. We have an in-depth understanding of impact in the twenty-first century and have dedicated teams working on product metadata and discoverability.

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