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Q&A: How to go about getting a contract to publish an academic book

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Q: "How do you go about getting a contract to publish an academic book? How is the process different from getting a contract for a college-level or K-12 textbook?" A: Stephen E. Gillen, Attorney, Wood Herron & Evans: "Textbook contracts vary significantly based on curricular level. The K-12 market works with much higher volumes but is price sensitive (because schools adopt and purchase the books). The college market works on lower volumes but is less price sensitive (because professors adopt but students purchase).

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