Welcome to the Author area for Class Publishing. Here you can discover more about some of the authors of our textbooks, including our videos and online learning resources.
Consultant Physician, Northampton General Hospital and Charles Fox, Physician, R&D Unit, Northampton General Hospital
Writing for Class Professional Publishing
Class Professional Publishing are always happy to hear ideas for new books or digital resources and so if you would be interested in writing for Class then do get in touch! We are passionate about providing innovative and accessible learning resources for healthcare professionals.
We publish educational and training textbooks, custom-published books and apps, as well as monthly standby CPD articles aimed at pre-hospital professionals, so we really are open to new ideas and suggestions.
In order to best understand where your book, article or digital resource fits into the market we usually as for a written proposal outlining all the key information before sending this for external review.
What should be in my proposal?
Once you have decided on the kind of publication you would like to pursue you can start sketching out your ideas in a proposal. All proposals should cover five main points:
1. Aims and rationale
A description of the main themes and purpose of the book.
A contents list with chapter titles and a brief summary of what each chapter will contain.
3. Target Market
Explain the intended audience/level of readership for your book. E.g. students, practitioners or CPD.
4. Competing Titles
Any similar books already available and how your book will complete/complement these.
Would this be a print book or a digital resource? What would be the word length?
We realise that it can take time to finalise a proposal and so please do feel free to send us a draft version if you would like to. We'd be happy to provide guidance and advice in advance of sending this for review, should this be helpful.
What happens next?
Once you have submitted your proposal, our team of in-house editors will assess its suitability for publication and offer feedback and guidance with regards to your idea. If we are happy with the final proposal then we will then send this for external review.
We ask healthcare specialists to independently assess the content, quality and potential for a finished publication based on your proposal. This is an important part of the process as it ensures that our published outputs are of the highest standards and we have considered any options to improve the work. The review process is anonymous and we also ask for a number of reviews in order to ensure that feedback is balanced and objective.
Depending on the feedback from the review we may ask you to revise your proposal or consider any suggestions raised by the review before moving forwards with the contract.
Contract and Publication
Once the editorial team has considered the external reviews and any additional responses we will approve the proposal for publication. We will then agree with you on a realistic deadline to write/edit your manuscript before sending you a draft contract that includes the agreed date for the delivery of the manuscript. We are always on-hand to offer support and guidance whilst writing your manuscript and so do contact us if you have any questions.
If you would like to submit a proposal, or have any queries or concerns, please contact the editorial team:
Emma Milman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lianne Sherlock: email@example.com
Development and Standby CPD Editor
Dee Barnes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shanon Rademacher: email@example.com