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Information for Authors

Information for Authors

Here you will find essential information on how to submit a book proposal, what the publication process is, and what marketing activities you can expect before and after publication.

At CABI we publish around 70 new books each year and we know that authors are vital to our success. As a small independent publisher, we are able to offer a personal service to our authors. We are committed to supporting our authors and consult them on every aspect of their book from initial proposal to the marketing of the published book.

Why publish with CABI booklet

Please take the time to read our CABI Guide for Authors and Editors, and follow these guidelines as closely as possible. These provide advice to ensure that your book is produced in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, and with a minimum of errors.

Depending on your project, you may also find our CABI New Editions Guide and Figure Guidelines helpful.

Meet the team and find out a bit more about each of them. If you have any queries or proposals please feel free to get in touch!

Find out more about the books team.

We are actively developing CABI’s book programme. We currently publish textbooks, reference works, research monographs and practical titles for the professional reader, all aimed at an international audience. For an introduction please see this presentation.

-    For research monographs, reference works and practical titles, please use our standard Book Proposal form.

-    For a new edition of an existing CABI book, use the CABI New Edition Book Proposal form.

-    For a new student textbook proposal, use the CABI New Textbook Proposal form.


CABI also publishes an online reviews journal, CAB Reviews. We are currently accepting submissions for the journal.  If you are interested in publishing a review with us, please contact the editor of CAB Reviews, Dr David Hemming.

CABI will be in contact with you throughout the proposal, writing and production process of your book. Take a look at our Book Publication Process diagram for more information, including the different stages and a rough timeline of production.

CABI is a truly global organization, with channels to market your book to its target audience worldwide. Each book receives a tailored promotional campaign consisting of a variety of activities, as outlined below.

In addition to this, you can help increase exposure of your book by alerting us to any conferences you are attending, societies you have connections with, or any other ideas you may have!

Find out more about marketing

We realize that royalties can be a confusing and complicated subject, so we have put together a list of FAQs to help make this confusing area a little easier.