AUTHOR, SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT AND REVIEWER INFORMATION
Cengage Learning is changing the way that products and services are
developed and delivered for education, training and professional references. We're always receptive to
innovative product ideas such as text or reference books, online training and skills-based
courses, DVDs, and any other creative product proposals that will help deliver
education, reference and training for a wide variety of fields. With you as an author, a
subject matter expert (SME), a manuscript reviewer or a valued customer, we'll work together to create the
very best in learning solutions.
Many of our products are developed and written by leading professionals and educators in their
field. Through interaction with our peer and technical reviewers, field sales representatives,
subject matter experts, instructors, and practicing professionals, we can help
ensure the successful creation and launch of your idea. Through product
planning, market-oriented development that focuses on the customer needs, and
well-executed production and marketing plans, we continuously strive to
maximize the sales potential of each product.
An overview of the process and answers to some common questions are provided
below. For detailed information on how you can become an author, please
download our Author's Guide. If you are interested in writing, please let us know.
If you are a subject matter expert interested in working with us please contact us.
Cengage Learning is always looking for
reviewers. If you are interested, please
let us know.
To fulfill a need in the market or explore a new product concept, Cengage Learning
usually asks for a proposal that includes a vision statement of the
project, overview of the market and opportunities, detailed table of contents
and sample materials, or in the case of electronically delivered product, a
well-developed description, sample or prototype.
Authors and SMEs may be compensated in a variety of ways.
The most common financial arrangements are a one-time payment or a long-term royalt relationship.
Editors welcome the opportunity to discuss the most appropriate
arrangement with an author once his or her proposal material has been received
and favorably reviewed.
The Development Process
Once an agreement is signed, the formal development process begins.
Solid and strategic development and production plans are critical to the
success of a new and revised product. Cengage Learning has one of the
most experienced teams of editors, production managers, and marketing managers in the
industry. Someone who understands your needs and area of expertise, as well as
the market concerns related to your project, will be working with you directly
throughout the process.
The Production Process
Once a project is ready for production, the author works with the team to ensure both
quality and timeliness of the product.
The Author's Guide is a valuable resource for our author's and subject matter experts and includes more
information on Cengage Learning, the publishing and production process,
writing hints, tips on how to prepare a text and art manuscript, and much more.
Get started by reviewing the Author's Guide now.
We look forward to hearing from you.