Read about the people who'll be in touch with you during the book production process, and what they do, and find contact details for our publishers.
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Your primary contacts
Your publisher (aka commissioning editor) is your main contact for your book, from prior to contract, to after your book publishes. They will have already worked with you to guide you through the proposal peer-review process and in agreeing contract terms. They will continue to champion your book within Emerald throughout production and publication. If you have queries regarding manuscript delivery extensions, manuscript length, ordering bulk copies, or conference collateral please contact your publisher.
Your publishing assistant works closely with the Publisher and will issue your countersigned contract. They will check in regularly with you to work on your cover design and blurb. They will also be able to help with endorsements, royalty payments, and peer review.
Book project editor
The book project editor supports your publisher and will be the person you will hear from most from when your book is contracted to your book being submitted to our production team. During this time, your Book Project Editor will check in regularly with you to see how the manuscript is progressing. They will be able to handle any queries you may have whilst writing your manuscript, including permissions issues, figures, tables and illustrations, style and formatting, and supporting documents.
The book project editor is responsible for preparing the manuscript for production; ensuring that it is complete, clean and that all editorial requirements are communicated clearly to the production team. As above, please contact your publisher to discuss manuscript delivery extensions or changes to the manuscript length. You will be notified by your book project editor when your manuscript is handed over to our production team, at which time they will confirm the expected publication date and the estimated date at which first proofs will be delivered.
Finally, the book project editor also handles the post-publication process so if you have queries about your complimentary copies please contact your book project editor.
Content development editor
Your content development editor manages and oversees the book project editor. They act as a point of escalation for any issues pertaining to rights and permissions. You may never directly communicate with the content development editor, but they will ensure that the book runs smoothly whilst with Emerald.
Gender & Sexuality
Sport and Leisure (serial, not active commission)