See our book proposal guidelines for complete information on what we publish, how to submit, what to include in a proposal, and our review process.
If you would like to submit to a particular series, please visit the series page for relevant submissions information.
While we do publish many series, we also publish many books that are not a part of a series. Please do not be deterred from sending something in if you don't find a series that fits.
Please see the resources under Online Promotion for creative ways you can help publicize your book.
UC Press sends out royalty statements in August and begins mailing checks in mid-September.
The in stock date is the date that the books arrive at our distribution center. The publication date is the date that the book will be "in stock" with retailers and other sellers and available for sale (without being placed on backorder). There is usually a 4-6 week period between these dates.
If you would like to put up a sample chapter, table of contents, introduction, foreword, or other small bits of content, please request this from your publicist or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a UC Press author and would like to reprint material from your UC Press book in another publication, please email email@example.com or fax your request to (510) 643-7127. We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible. Please be advised, however, that it may take up to four weeks to process your request.
H.264 QuickTime, must be in mp4 format (mov won't work with our player)
FLV Flash format
Ideally, we'd like to have the video formatted at 480 x 360, but can also handle 320 x 240 and 720 x 540.
We can also embed media files you're hosting on YouTube. Just let us know where to find them.
For more information and details on how to send the files to us, please contact Mark Anderson at manderson at ucpress.edu. If you are considering a new video project, please contact Deb Nasitka at dnasitka at ucpress.edu.
There are many ways you can support UC Press. Please see our information about the UC Press Foundation, which is solely dedicated to supporting the work of University of California Press and which offers a variety of donor opportunities. Sales revenue and university subsidy are not sufficient to cover UC Press's annual expenses, let alone to fund new initiatives. Private giving from generous individuals and foundations fills the critical gap.
One initiative that may be of special interest is our Authors Imprint, an endowed fund that will help support first books by young scholars.
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