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Information for Authors

Steps to Publication

APH Press develops and publishes textbooks, professional and consumer books, instructional materials, and a wide variety of information of interest to professionals and researchers in the visual impairment field, blind and visually impaired individuals and their families, and the public at large.

The Press encourages submissions from prospective authors of manuscripts providing important information for professionals, people who are visually impaired and their families, and individuals involved in making the mainstream community accessible to people with disabilities.

Prospective authors or developers of books should contact APH Press with a proposal outlining their manuscript or project (see Submitting a Proposal, below).

Authors whose proposals have been accepted should consult the Guidelines for Authors (.zip) for information on preparing manuscript submissions.

Submitting a Proposal to APH Press

Authors wishing to submit a proposal should complete the form below and attach the requested documents.

A proposal should include a letter that describes the following:

  • The purpose and identified need for your manuscript
  • A summary of its contents
  • An estimate of its length
  • Your intended audience
  • Information about similar or related publications currently on the market
  • Your credentials as a subject-matter expert and prospective author

Along with your letter, please include the following:

  • A complete table of contents for your book
  • A sample chapter

Please do not send a complete draft manuscript with your proposal.

APH Press Proposal Submission Form

Submit APH Press Proposal

  • Supporting Documents

    Please upload a proposal letter, table of contents, and sample chapter.
  • Drop files here or