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Will my book be available for my library to buy as an eBook? 


 

Can SAGE provide flyers to help me promote my book?

Can SAGE provide free copies of my book for marketing?

I'd like help promoting my book on Amazon

Can SAGE help with my book launch?

Query about PR and SAGE Corporate Communications

I have a pre-publication question about my book (e.g. about publication date, cover design, author/contributor copies)

I'm interested in bulk ordering copies of my book (10+), whom should I contact?

Can SAGE provide social media support for my book?

I’d like help promoting my book on social media

I am talking at an event (live or online) and I would like to offer a discount for my book for delegates. Can I have a discount code?

I'd like to promote my book within my emails 

How should I prepare my manuscript for submission?

 

Will SAGE be attending a particular conference?

Do inform your editor if you are attending conferences, as they will be able to confirm, and indeed they may be attending even if SAGE doesn’t have a table or booth booked. Our conference plans are constantly under review, but we have often found prioritising other activities can lead to more effective results in terms of marketing your book.

 

How do I access SAGE eBooks?

There are several different ways for institutions or individuals to access SAGE eBooks:

  • Direct from eBook Vendor
  • Single Title Access Codes and VLE Integrations
  • VitalSource, Kortext, and BibliU Institutional Schemes
  • VitalSource Explore (Collections)
  • Library Textbooks (Talis)

Find out about the options and how to access each one here. You can also speak to your local SAGE representative to discuss which of the options is best for you or your students.

 

Will my book be available for my library to buy as an eBook? 

Yes. SAGE are committed to enabling student access, accessibility and fair and sustainable pricing. Find out more about our ebook offering here, and read our statement on eTextbook provision here.

 

I have a question about sales and royalties

Authors receive royalty statements annually in October, unless otherwise agreed in your contract. Your statements will break out print and digital unit sales, and revenue, as well as your royalties share. Revenue share from any content included in sales of library products like SAGE Research Methods will also be shown. For specific queries about royalties, please contact royalties@sagepub.com.

 

Can SAGE provide flyers to help me promote my book?

Yes, you are able to customise and download PDF flyers directly from your book’s webpage on the SAGE website, via the ‘Download flyer’ link. As part of our environmental mission to minimise paper wastage, we encourage the use of digital flyers.

 

Can SAGE provide free copies of my book for marketing?

In addition to your contractual author or contributor copies, SAGE can supply digital marketing copies for review purposes, or to your contacts who might be considering using the book on a course that they teach. Please complete the Author Information Sheet (or this version for Corwin) with details and email this to market@sagepub.co.uk. If you have already completed and returned the author information sheet and would like to request a review copy, please email reviews@sagepub.co.uk We may also be able to provide a limited number of promotional copies for other purposes such as in support of an event. If you would like to request a copy, please email details, including the full title and ISBN of your book to market@sagepub.co.uk.

Remember, authors are eligible to receive a 25% discount across any SAGE title, and 35% off your own book. To place an order, contact our Customer Services Team at orders@sagepub.co.uk, or if based in North America, contact orders@sagepub.com

 

I'd like help promoting my book on Amazon

Please take a look through our guidelines for authors [PDF] on setting up Author Pages on Amazon. This is a free service from Amazon that can help book buyers connect and learn more about you, and may help improve discoverability of your book in search results. You may need to first set up an author profile with Amazon through Author Central.

More generally, our guidance on how to promote your own book [PDF] may also be helpful.

 

Can SAGE help with my book launch?

Your author or contributor contract with SAGE will indicate your provision of complimentary copies of your book, for you to use as you wish. As a SAGE author you are also entitled to 35% off your own book, if you would like to buy additional copies please contact Customer Services. If you are planning to buy 10+ copies, or would like to resell copies at your event, please see below about bulk ordering. For instructions on how to download flyers to promote your book at events, please see above. For any additional support, please contact your editor.

 

Query about PR and SAGE Corporate Communications

Stay in touch with SAGE news via the News Room and on Twitter. If you have corporate-level news you’d like to discuss with us, please contact pr@sagepub.co.uk.

 

How should I prepare my manuscript for submission?

If you are interested in publishing with SAGE, check out our Book Proposal and Manuscript Guidelines page and view our guidelines for assistance with submitting your manuscript. 

 

I have a pre-publication question about my book (e.g. about publication date, cover design, author/contributor copies)

Please contact your editor.

 

I'm interested in bulk ordering copies of my book (10+), whom should I contact?

Please contact Zoe Seaton, Business Development and FE Manager, at zoe.seaton@sagepub.co.uk.

 

Can SAGE provide social media support for my book?

SAGE social media channels aim to build awareness and drive engagement with the full breadth of our publishing. Our key areas of focus are teaching and learning, social and behavioural science impact, and research methods. If you are planning a book event or launch and would like social media support, SAGE can tweet about your event to help drive awareness.

If you have a Twitter account simply tag the relevant discipline channel so we can RT your event announcement

If you don’t have your own Twitter account but would like us to share about your event via one of our channels please provide us with details via this form at least 2 weeks prior to the event. 

 

I’d like help promoting my book on social media

Check out Ideas for Promoting Your Book for support on promoting your book to your contacts and networks. If you are active on social media, you can post about your text before and after publication. Posting when the book becomes available for pre-order and when it publishes often leads to an increase in sales. When linking to where your book can be ordered, links you can use include the SAGE website, Amazon or the Bookshop.org platform.

 

I am talking at an event (live or online) and I would like to offer a discount for my book for delegates. Can I have a discount code to share with them?

Yes! Please email market@sagepub.co.uk including details of your book and the event. Please give us 2 weeks’ notice in order to give us time to set up the discounts for you.

 

I'd like to promote my book within my emails 

To promote your book to your network via your personal emails, you can add either a simple line of text and a link to your emails or add a signature with an image included. You can save the cover of your book from our website - just go to your book's webpage. A quick google search should offer guidance on how to then create your email signature, or you can use the help function within your email provider. An example of an email signature with an image, based on the templates provided by Outlook, is as follows: 

Email signature

 

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