Information for new Triarchy Authors
"Just fill in the form, Simone-Lucie-Ernestine-Marie Bertrand"
Triarchy Press is a very small and very independent publishing house. The economics of small-scale international publishing do not give us a lot of leeway. Our time and resources are very limited.
While we offer the best editorial and sub-editorial support that we can to authors (which few publishers can provide any longer) and while being published by a press tells the world something about the quality of your writing, we cannot afford the professional 'bellowers' needed to sell books in large quantities (PR people in London and New York, lunches with journalists and reviewers, deals with airport bookshops and so on). As a Triarchy author, you need to do your own bellowing. The publishing infrastructure that we provide (bibliographic listings, international distribution of print and digital versions, agencies and so forth) is comprehensive, but it doesn't guarantee sales.
As a result:
From all this, you can see that writing a book with Triarchy is not a way to riches. (Nor is publishing it a way to riches for us.) It is, however, a very different experience from self-publishing or from being published by a large international conglomerate and it does suit some authors well. (We can put you in touch with Triarchy authors in your field if you like.)
If you are undeterred, please send us a proposal.
Download a book/pamphlet proposal form.
Dowload the marketing proposal form.
As far as possible, we ask authors to follow the Triarchy Press Style Guide:
Download the Triarchy Press Style Guide
Open Access and stuff
Everyone hates publishers for making things so expensive.
Triarchy try to make books as cheap as possible, but we cannot afford to lose money consistently on the books we publish. For that reason we cannot afford to allow (especially academic) authors to post their books or chapters online for open access, because then we lose some of the already small market for the book.
If you need to have Open Access to your book or to distribute free copies very widely, there are two options:
1. Find a publisher who can support that (there are plenty and many are very, very good - which is why they can afford to do it)
2. Talk to us about paying Triarchy an Open Access fee to cover the value of lost sales. [This is the only situation in which we will ever consider accepting a payment from an author.] Typically we would charge a fee of around £250 to allow a chapter in an edited collection to be included in an online repository, and a fee of about £2,500 for a whole book to be made freely available online.
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