publisher of learner's guides?

Peter Austin pa2 at SOAS.AC.UK
Mon Oct 18 14:54:06 UTC 2010


Why don't you publish it yourself? Amazon offers a print on demand
service and produces high quality product for a reasonable price, and
pays a royalty to the author. When I was at CREDO in Marseilles last
week I saw the proof copy of a book they are producing that way --
colour cover, lots of illustrations and maps, high quality perfect
binding and all for 25 euros. Plus CREDO get a royalty for every copy

Cambridge Scholars Press ( also does
print on demand. When I was in Melbourne earlier this year I talked to
Melbourne Uni Press about their new print on demand service for LDD
but it didn't work out economical enough for us. Might be worth a try
for your needs.


On 18 October 2010 14:25, Claire Bowern <clairebowern at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to find a publisher for the Yan-nhangu learner's guide
> (Yan-nhangu's a Yolngu language) and it's turning out of be quite
> difficult! I want to publish it somewhere local if possible, and I
> don't want to use a vanity press.
> I've tried IAD press, but they sat on the ms for 18 months and then
> said they would need a subsidy and couldn't start working on it for 2
> years. Then I tried CDU Press; they made positive noises, then did
> nothing for a year, and then decided they couldn't take the ms after
> all). Aboriginal Studies Press don't have a single language book on
> their catalogue so I assume that's a no-go.
> Does anyone have suggestions for other publishers to try?
> Thanks!
> Claire
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> -----
> Claire Bowern
> Associate Professor
> Department of Linguistics
> Yale University
> 370 Temple St
> New Haven, CT 06511
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Prof Peter K. Austin
Marit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics
Department of Linguistics, SOAS
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London WC1H 0XG
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