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Publish With PHI Learning

To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it,
Are the three great difficulties in being an author. — Charles Caleb Colton

If you have ever thought that you would like to write a textbook and want to know how to have it published whether print or an ebook, it is important to know the process for getting the same published. The below video on Writing a Textbook provides Guidelines and Tips from Experienced Authors and Publisher’s Perspective and takes you through a series of steps in writing an adoptable textbook.

PHI Learning has a book publishing program that invites proposal as well as queries regarding ideas for new books in your area of specialization. Our editorial team would be delighted to hear from you the details of any proposal of manuscripts that you may have in mind in the field of engineering, management, education, law, science, pharmacy and social sciences which are tailor made to serve Universities’ prescribed course curricula.

Being the faculty member, if you have ever thought that you would like to write a textbook, then you probably can. We know selecting a publisher for your work can be a difficult decision. At PHI, we build long lasting relationships with our authors in order to understand, anticipate and respond to their diverse needs. Authors choose us for their manuscripts because our unique publishing program caters to the academic demand of students and professionals, and encourage good authors.

With more than five successful decades of experience in production -- editing, designing, and typesetting -- we can undertake to publish any book with minimum gestation period. Our sale and distribution network is spread nationwide to promote sale of our products. We are delighted to promote your work to the vast gamut of readers through our distribution channel. We work in close relationship to bring out your books with the quality and timely production. From our rigorous production process to a wide global marketing network, our authors benefit from a widely- read and respected forum for their work.

Stages of Publishing Process

The process of publishing at PHI involves the stages listed below:


  • Submission of Book Proposal
  • Editorial Review by PHI
  • Manuscript Submission
  • Agreement to Publish

Submission of Book Proposal

To initiate the publication process for your book, download our Manuscript Information Report (MIR) form. Our Book Proposal Guidelines can be accessed at phindia.com/assets/Guide_lines_for_Author/Guide_lines_new.htm

E-mail the duly filled-in MIR form together with your CV and other supporting material like table of contents and two-three sample chapters to our Editorial Team. (lakshmi@nullphindia.com).

Editorial Review by PHI

To begin with our review process, we require table of contents, two sample chapters and duly filled-in proposal form. Without these required information, we cannot conclude our first step of review process. Asking for sample chapters and contents does not mean that we have accepted the work proposal.

All the book proposals received by us are evaluated by the Editorial Board for acceptance and rejection. Our major concern, while evaluating any manuscript proposal, is regarding the amount of plagiarism in the manuscripts. We are much particular to consider the original works. Before considering any work proposal, we do plagiarism review along with marketing survey to know the suitability and selling scope of the proposed work. If it meets our expectations, then we ask for complete manuscript for our internal review.

Manuscript Submission
Once the preliminary review is over, the electronic version (MS Word or PDF) of manuscripts must be submitted to lakshmi@nullphindia.com .
Please ensure that the complete manuscript sent to us should include the following:
  • Title Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Materials such as Appendices, Bibliography, References, Glossary, Illustrations

Before submitting your manuscript for editorial evaluation, kindly go through the following:
  • Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
  • Guidelines for Obtaining Copyright Permissions

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
We are committed to make the publication process as smooth as possible for our authors. Our goal is to produce high-quality textbooks. The guidelines for preparing your manuscript is provided at https://www.phindia.com/assets/Guide_lines_for_Author/Guide_lines_new.htm. keeping the same goal in mind. It will help you to prepare the text, and your co-operation in following our guidelines will ease our task of evaluation and aid you in reaching your objectives. By following these guidelines, you can help us to ensure that your book moves through the publication process—and is available to the students with great acceptability—and that the result of your effort meets the highest standards.

Guidelines for Obtaining Copyright Permissions
We expect authors to secure permissions to reproduce any copyrighted work in their text.
If a figure/table/text is reproduced from previously published material, include a credit line with full information after obtaining a written permission from the copyright holder.
Kindly do not assume that the content available on various websites is copyright free, and one can copy the content in his or her own work. Please note that one cannot borrow materials (text or figure) from such websites without the written permission of the copyright holders.Regarding reproducing figures and tables of one’s own published work, please note that republishing the portions of a previously written text while authoring a new work is considered as self-plagiarism, and self-plagiarism can infringe upon a publisher’s copyright.
To know more about using copyright protected content in your work, read our Obtaining Copyright Permission Guidelines.

Agreement to Publish
Once the manuscript is reviewed and accepted for publication, PHI Learning requires authors to sign an Agreement to publish.

EDITING (Contact: Editor)

Editing stage involves taking a manuscript from its raw state to a stage where it is ready for printing. To make a presentable book, a good copyediting is required that focuses on logical organization and flow of content. Copyediting is the work that an editor does to improve the formatting, style, and accuracy (but not content) of a manuscript. It involves correcting spelling, punctuation, grammar, terminology, jargon, and ensuring that the text adheres to our house style. It also ensures that your content is clear, correct, concise, consistent and simple to read, and the information that you are sharing with the readers should be conveyed accurately in an easy-to-understand manner.

The Editor does the cutting and pruning and brings out a successful book out of your manuscript. He/She can assist you in eliminating jargon, smoothing language and polishing the distinct style, but the serious issues such as plagiarism and demarcation of heading levels along with the chapters’ organization need to be taken care of at your end. In a nutshell, we will work with you to make sure that we are delivering a quality script.

PRODUCTION (Contact: Production Manager)

The book has to be embellished through proper layout and typography that invokes the interest of the reader. Once your manuscript is in production, the Production Manager supervises the transition from manuscript to bound book. This person oversees: Book design and typesetting (including Artwork, Makeup and Cover design): This gives effective, appealing form to the manuscript. The cover design and blurb are professionally created that convey the essence of the book.

Proofreading: Proofreading is a process that involves reading a proof copy of a text in order to detect and correct any errors. Proofing is done after the page proofs have been set by the typesetter. A line-by-line comparison with the original layout is done at our end to ensure that all errors have been caught and rectified.

Printing and e-book creation: As the name implies, this step involves creating a printed book or an e-book. The e-book is created by using latest EPUB versions to make sure that it looks great on all the popular e-readers like Kindle and Nook.

PROMOTION (Sales and Marketing) OF BOOK (Contact: Marketing Team)

The marketing and sales of the book written by our authors has always been a prime concern for us. This is the process of making customers aware of your book. It involves sending your book off to journals and magazines for review, and approaching retailers and bookstores to show them your book and to get them to commit to stocking it. It also involves publicity and promotion of your book through marketing mechanisms available on the internet, displays in exhibitions and book fairs, e-mail marketing campaigns, advertisements and other marketing activities.

To know about our whole range of products, write to us (marketing@nullphindia.com) . We will send you our latest Price List/Catalogue.

Submit Your Details for Writing a Book for Us

If you want to contribute a textbook, but are not yet ready to submit a proposal form, enter your details below and we will contact you.

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