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Acquisitions Editors | Conference Exhibits | Proposal Guidelines | Manuscript Preparation Guidelines | Royalties

Acquisitions Editors

Harvard University Press is proud to publish works on a wide range of subjects. Click the photos below to find out more about each editor’s areas of interest and see recent works that are representative of their publishing programs.

Conference Exhibits

Our Editorial Department exhibits books and greets attendees at dozens of academic conferences every year. View a full schedule of exhibits planned for the current year.

Proposal Guidelines

Read an overview of our proposals process: questions to consider when preparing a book proposal, information that should be included, and how proposals are handled.

Manuscript and Art Preparation Guidelines

The following documents [PDF] contain our most current guidelines for preparing a manuscript and any accompanying artwork for submission.

* Use this method for manuscripts in the social and natural sciences.

If you have further questions, please contact us.

Royalties

Please see our page on Royalties for a glossary of common terms on the royalty statement and answers to some frequently asked questions about the royalty payment process.

All foreign authors are required to complete a Vendor Request Form in order to receive royalty payments from Harvard University Press. Additionally, United States tax law requires that Harvard University withhold 30% of any payment to foreign individuals. However, foreign individuals who reside in countries that have a tax treaty with the United States can apply for an exemption from this requirement. See our page on Royalties for Foreign Authors for details on these processes.

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Publishing (and Promoting) a Book during a Pandemic

This year challenged the way people do many things. For Justin Reich that meant rethinking how to promote his new book, Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education, published in September. With bookstore tours and readings out of the question, Reich came up with an idea to get the word out about his book. On March 24, I submitted the final copyedits for my new book