Frequently Asked Questions for Authors

Where in the United States and Canada will readers find my book?

Today, the vast majority of books are sold online. Every book we publish has a dedicated page at The data and information listed on this page feed to all major online retailers.

We present all our new books to Barnes and Noble and independent bookstores via our domestic and international sales reps. Bookstores make careful selections about what they choose to keep in stock, and we cannot control what is available at your local bookstores. The best way to encourage placement of your book is to ask for it at your neighborhood bookstore and to encourage others to do so as well.

Will my book be available in international markets?

Unless we have restricted rights per your publication agreement, we will distribute your book for sales into international markets via distribution partners and sales reps in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand.

Will my content be available digitally?

We will publish a digital edition of your book if your contract grants us electronic rights. E-books are distributed through third-party vendors. Our partners include:

  • AcademicPub
  • ACLS
  • Alexander Street Press
  • Amazon
  • Apple iBooks
  • Barnes & Noble
  • CafeScribe
  • Chegg
  • Copia
  • Credo Reference
  • Dawson
  • EBL
  • Ebooks at JSTOR
  • Ebrary
  • Ebsco
  • Google Ebooks
  • iGroup Asia
  • Johns Hopkins University Press Project Muse
  • KNO
  • Kobo
  • MY iLibrary
  • Netlibrary/Ebooks at Ebsco
  • Overdrive
  • Questia
  • SIPX
  • Sony
  • University Readers
  • VitalSource

How is my book sold through bookstores, libraries, and wholesalers?

We conduct direct sales through our network of representatives and agents, who sell to a range of accounts, including bookstores, libraries, and wholesalers.

Will my book be available at university bookstores?

Your book will become available for purchase at university bookstores when and if other scholars adopt your book for classroom use. Encourage your colleagues to adopt your book!

What kinds of promotional pieces will UC Press produce for me?

We will feature your book in UC Press’s seasonal catalog, which is made available to thousands of retail and wholesale outlets. Additionally, we will provide you with a custom, high-resolution flyer for your own outreach. We will feature a discount on your flyer.

Will UC Press promote my book for course adoption?

We conduct comprehensive adoption campaigns with examination copies offered to professors for books with significant adoption potential.

Will UC Press display my book at meetings?

UC Press will display your book at the major academic meetings we attend that are related to your discipline. If you will be traveling to an exhibit that is not on our list of regularly attended meetings, please let your marketing manager know, and we can create a flyer for you that offers a discount and send you a gratis copy of your book to take with you to the meeting.

Will UC Press submit my book for awards that are relevant to my book’s content?

UC Press is known for publishing groundbreaking scholarship, and our books and authors win hundreds of awards each year. We will work with you to identify and nominate your book for appropriate awards.