The World Blind Union estimates that over 90% of all published
materials in the world cannot be read by blind or low vision people.
Some 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired according to
the World Health Organization's 2014 estimates. Read
A page in the front matter
of the book containing the citation or an expression of recognition
of those individuals or entities that may have influenced the author
in some significant way in the past or directly influenced the book
being published. Read more..
ISBN is an acronym for International Book Numbering System. This is
a 13 digit code that identifies the specific book and edition of
that book. Even books with the exact same title and content will
have a different ISBN for each edition (or product).Read more..
The long-standing tradition of expert peer review of academic works
is a significant benefit to the author of those works and the
content they have created.Read more..
In 1990 the 'Americans with Disabilities Act' was passed and signed
into law. The act prohibits discrimination and ensures equal
opportunity for persons with disabilities.Read more..
A well-conceived program of supporting illustrations can
significantly enhance the pedagogy of almost any academic book. The
right illustration can convey substantial amounts of information and
take advantage of the readers visual learning capabilities.Read more..
A critically important part of the overall publishing process is the
editorial review of the authors manuscript prior to its
publication. Read more..
A thorough permissions assessment and clearance of
copyright-protected material can seem like a confusing, daunting
task, however, it is an important step in publishing an authors
When a book is launched, the goal is to create awareness about the author and his or her title for a variety of reasons including sparking book sales, building the authors brand, positioning the author as an expert, and attracting professional opportunities for the author such as speaking engagements, professional advancement, and future publishing options. Read more..