The following guides are for use by existing, contracted Tamesis Books authors. Please read over them closely. They will walk you through the process of preparing your book for production and should help you to prioritize. If you have any questions, please contact the commissioning editor, Megan Milan.
This guide aims to help you to prepare your text for the press and to describe the various stages in the production process.
Tamesis Books Style Guidelines
In producing our authors’ books, we aim to publish text that is well written according to generally accepted rules of English grammar and well presented according to generally accepted typographical practice. For Monografías, Icons of the Luso-Hispanic World and Tamesis Books Companion Series, MHRA style is preferred, while an author–date style, such as APA or Chicago, is preferred for Tamesis Studies in Popular and Digital Cultures and Violence in the Hispanic and Lusophone Worlds.
This guide is intended primarily for authors who, for the first time, need to index their own work; it also includes information on how indexes should be formatted and submitted to Tamesis Books.
Alt Text Explained
In order for your book to meet global eBook accessibility standards alt text should accompany illustrations where possible. This guide explains the need for alt text and provides some examples.
The Joint Guidelines on Copyright and Academic Research is an excellent resource for information on UK copyright law. It is published jointly by the British Academy and the Publishers Association. The website of the United States Copyright Office similarly provides a number of useful fact sheets on US copyright regulations.
If you plan to include copyrighted material (text, images, poetry, music, etc.) in your manuscript, you must formally request permission from the rights holder. To do so, you may use this Author Permissions Request Form.
Our view is that the quality of a book’s production, and the materials used, should live up to the quality of the work it contains. Our books are fully copy-edited, and we design flexibly around each book’s particular needs and specifications. We always aim to publish within ten to eleven months of receipt of material from our authors.
Sales & Marketing
The information on the Author Marketing Brief is very important to our marketing team. We would be grateful if you could fill it out as completely as possible, including both the UK/World and North & South America sections and send it to our UK & US marketing teams. This is crucial to the ultimate success of your book. Please note that this is for use by existing, contracted Tamesis Books authors.
As one of our authors, you are entitled to purchase copies of your own and other Boydell & Brewer books at a discount, both in print and electronic format. Additionally, we offer you discount codes for your work that can be offered to friends, families and colleagues.
Change of Information Form
Please fill out this form if you are a current author and you need to change your name, pronouns, or contact information.