Book Publishing Formats

We take on two different models for book publishing: regular publication and open access publication. Both will follow exactly the same review process, but the author has the choice of how the book will be marketed. We will market the book to as wide an audience as we possibly can in either model.

Regular Publication
Books that are published as a regular publication require no fees from the authors. Books are sold online through the Castledown Online Bookstore and other international book retailers. Authors are entitled to a percentage of the income from all book sales, and we will publicise the book through all of our channels to enhance visibility and sales of the book.

Open Access Publication
This is our new publishing model which is designed for maximum exposure of your book, as it is available for free online where anyone can read, cite, or pass on to others anywhere in the world with no cost whatsoever for the readers. Author publishing costs are calculated at $30 per 1000 words (rounded down), and Castledown’s open access system enables authors to have unlimited distribution of the electronic version of their book for free, downloaded for free from the Castledown Online Store and other international book retailers, allowing for a far greater distribution of your book. A paper-based version of the book will also be available, which is available in the same way as regular publications.

The standards of the review process are identical in either publishing model, and the author does not need to make a decision about which model to adopt until the proposal has been accepted. The author has absolute freedom in choosing the model that they feel is most appropriate to their own needs and circumstances, and we will provide as much support as we can in all cases.