Choosing Castledown

At Castledown, we believe that publishing a book is an extremely important part of being an academic. For that reason, we understand that books should be something to be proud of for the length of your career, not just to satisfy short-term goals. Our editors and production team are trained to make the process as smooth as possible for our authors and have had experience with researchers who are new in their career as well as those who have already established a solid research record.

Once you’ve decided on the theme of your book, you will need to put together a proposal which outlines the purpose of your book, the target audience, an overview of the structure of the book, and information on the authors. Please feel free to contact any of our commissioning editors for assistance.

Publishing Process

Once a manuscript proposal is received, it will be reviewed by our internal editors before being forwarded for external review. The internal review is expected to take around two weeks, and a further one to two months for the external review. If a manuscript is accepted, authors can discuss feasible dates for receipt of the full manuscript, after which it will undergo editing and layout, which will take a further two to three months after the final manuscript has been received.

New Book Titles

Insights into technology and autonomy in language teaching

Insights into technology and autonomy in language teaching
Chun Lai (2022)

This book aims to provide a critical analysis of the relationship of technology and learner and teacher autonomy, highlighting two major principles: 1) technology is not neutral and may both benefit and ... [more]

Insights into flipped classrooms

Insights into flipped classrooms
Adrian Leis (2022)

This book is aimed at pedagogy students interested in the flipped learning method as well as language teachers who are considering or are already incorporating flipped learning in their classes. The book ... [more]

Insights into teaching and learning writing

Insights into teaching and learning writing
A practical guide for early-career teachers
Hassan Mohebbi (Ed.) (2022)

Writing is one of the most challenging skills for a language learner to acquire due its sheer complexity, and language teachers are faced with a demanding task in the teaching and testing of writing. A ... [more]

Insights into task-based language teaching

Insights into task-based language teaching
Sima Khezrlou (2022)

The last few decades have seen an exponential growth in the use of task-based language teaching (TBLT) around the world. Departing from the traditional approaches to language teaching, TBLT offers the... [more]

Insights into teaching and learning with technology

Insights into teaching and learning with technology
Nobue Tanaka-Ellis (2022)

The field of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) has been progressing rapidly from its conception along with the ever-evolving landscapes of language education and educational technology. This book ... [more]