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]

Megatrends in education

Megatrends in education
Beata L. Webb (2021)

The studies of trends in education are often undertaken by governments and national educational institutions with a global reach such as the Centre for Global Higher Education or British Council in the ... [more]

Becoming a language teacher

Becoming a language teacher
A practical guide to second language learning and teaching
2nd ed.
Elaine K. Horwitz (2020)

Elaine K. Horwitz gives pre- and in-service teachers the skills they need to meet the needs of all language learners in today's diverse classrooms-while encouraging them to develop a personal approach... [more]