Information for Contracted Authors
This page provides useful information for authors who already have a book under contract. Click on the cards to jump to a section.
Once you have a book under contract with us, the team at Liverpool University Press will help you navigate the production process. Our team aims to provide expertise and flexibility. First, please download the Author Pack from this page. This essential document will help you prepare your book so that production proceeds smoothly and efficiently. Below, on this page, you will find a basic outline of the main stages of the production process.
Once your manuscript is handed to the production department, then the marketing and publicity of your book begins.
Your editor will send you a Publicity Questionnaire to fill out, please make sure you complete this when prompted as it helps our team to promote your work effectively.
For a more in depth look at the marketing process at LUP please see our overview below.
Can LUP help me arrange a launch for my book?
Whilst we're happy to assist and advise, any event is the responsibility of the author. If you are planning on holding a launch event for your book, we can provide stock for sale, flyers for display, and we can help to promote the event on social media. Please contact the Books Marketing Manager in advance if you are planning something.
Am I entitled to author discount?
Every LUP author is entitled to 35% discount off their own books and all other LUP titles. You can order books from our Trade Marketing Manager.
What can I do to help promote my work?
There are lots of things you can do as an author to help promote your work. Take a look at our marketing guide for detailed ideas.
Where are the reviews for my book?
Some journal publications which will review your book are published twice a year or even annually. Have patience when it comes to reviews of your work, we pass on reviews to you as soon as we receive them. It can take anywhere onward of 6 months to receive them.
Can we send a review copy to xyz?
We will accommodate review copy requests wherever possible. Contact the Books Marketing Executive for any review or publicity requests.
How is it selling?
You will receive a royalty statement annually detailing the sales of your books, but you may request up-to-date sales figures from us directly if you wish. Please contact the Management Accountant.
Can you amend my affiliation?
We can update your author bio on request, please do keep us updated whenever possible. Contact the Digital Marketing Assistant.