Author FAQs: After Publication

Q. What happens after my book is published?

You will receive your complimentary copies, and your book will be marketed and sold through several channels. We will keep in touch with you regarding possible promotions, future revisions, new book ideas, and book proposal reviews. We value your knowledge and our relationship, so let’s continue to work together!

If your book – or part of your book – is included in our open access program your open access content will available free to access for readers on Taylor & Francis eBooks, and on online repositories such as Google Scholar, DOAB, and OAPEN. As part of our archival strategy for open access content, we have arrangements with resilient preservation archives such as LOCKSS and Portico to ensure that this version will always be available for researchers, even in the case of an emergency or disaster.

For more information about marketing, please visit the marketing FAQ page.

Q. Where can I get information about my book's sales or royalties statements?

You should receive royalty statements on a schedule that was determined in your contract, but if you haven't received yours or want to know about your book prior to the first statement, contact the UK royalties department at [email protected] or the US royalties department at [email protected].

You can also get in touch with your editor or their editorial assistant and they can help you.

Q. Will my book be available at the chapter level? Can customers purchase single chapters of my book?

Our Digital Publishing team focuses on associating meaningful metadata (e.g., keywords) with each piece of book content at the granular level to maximize the discoverability of content, leading to increased usage, impact, and a number of citations. This means that individuals are increasingly able to find the content at the chapter level when searching various databases.

At present, we are not planning on selling content by the chapter. However, Routledge Handbooks Online and platforms make content from our Handbooks available by chapter for those institutions that purchase subscriptions.

Q. Do you prepare translations?

We do not offer a translation service but we do aim to sell translation rights in various languages for our books. When the translation rights are sold, you will be compensated as per your contract details. The translation is normally sought about 1-2 years after your English version is published. If you come across an individual who wants to translate your book, do let us know. However, we will need a foreign language publisher to purchase the rights. Most of the time, the foreign language publisher supplies its own translators as well as production, marketing, and printers. You will receive a copy of the translated edition if contracted and published.

Contact details for our rights team can be found here.

Q. What about revising my book in the future?

Our goal is to maintain our solid reputation of providing our readers with up-to-date and valuable content. Revision cycles for textbooks, handbooks, monographs, and professional books vary, but your acquiring editor will certainly want to discuss how to keep your content fresh, marketable, and available to our readers. When you have ideas for new or revised material for your book, please do get in touch with your editorial team.

Q. I have published a book with Taylor & Francis. Can I now publish the book open access?

Yes, if your title or chapter has successfully gone through our peer-review process it will be eligible to be converted to open access. For more information on converting your published work to open access, including process, benefits, charges, and potential waivers please visit our Retrospective Open Access page.

Q. How can I adopt my own book or another Taylor & Francis book for a course I am teaching?

We will work with you directly on the adoption of your own book or another Taylor & Francis books for your course. We have hundreds of textbooks available for you to choose from. You can request an inspection copy of a book for your course by visiting the book’s landing page on the Taylor & Francis website and clicking on " Request an e-inspection copy." This form is automatically sent to one of our textbook representatives who will acknowledge receipt of your request and contact you prior to issuing your inspection copy.

Q. How can I submit a request for a digital copy of a title in which I am a named author or co-author?

The way our authors should submit requests for digital content will vary, depending on the request type. However, for all digital content requests on this page:

  • You may only receive a copy of the material you are accredited to having authored and/or edited.
  • You may not submit a request on behalf of someone else.
  • You may only make requests for book content.
  • Journal content requests are not covered by these workflows.
  • You should not submit a request pertaining to our ‘Green’ or ‘Gold’ Open Access Models. Further information for any requests/questions for uploading published content to institution repositories, academic social networks, or paying to make research-level chapters freely available online, can be found here.

Get in touch with your assigned Editorial contact if you require a copy of your own published work for any of the following reasons:

  • Private personal use / referencing in your academic work.
  • To fulfill obligations laid out in your contract.
  • To receive an electronic gratis copy / a digital copy in substitution of an unavailable gratis copy.
  • An application for an industry award.

Contact the Academic Tenure Requests Inbox ([email protected]) if you require a PDF of your own published work for any of the following reasons:

  • Imminent tenure/promotion/job application.
  • Institutional review/proof of funding.
  • Research assessment evaluation.
  • Government audit.

Prior to contacting the inbox, please download, complete, and sign a PDF Licence Agreement (PLA), and attach this to your request email. The PLA is periodically updated, so please collect it from this page for each new request you make to ensure you are using the most recent version of the form. Any requests made with an out-of-date form will need to be resubmitted.

The Academic Tenure Request team will use the PLA to process your request and supply your PDF as an email attachment. If the PDF is larger than 10MB your file will be supplied via T&F's online file transfer service, ZendTo, which will send a collection link to your inbox. Please note, that all PDFs supplied will contain an unobtrusive watermark at the top of the page.

Due to the high volume of requests we receive, we aim to process and distribute files within 1-2 weeks of receipt. If your request is urgent, please specify it in the subject heading of your email and we will do our very best to expedite it.

Contact the Permissions Team ([email protected]) if you or a 3rd party would like to use your work or a portion of your work for any of the following reasons*1:

  • Any commercial use.
  • As an internal teaching resource.*2
  • Uploading to any open online platform or website, including but not limited to social media, a personal website, a faculty website, or a company or organization’s website.
  • Distribution in any format not covered by the uses listed above.

*1 Please note that the average turnaround time for processing book permissions requests is 4-5 weeks.

*2 If scanned or photo-copied content will suffice, your university/institution librarian will be able to source and reproduce the content, specifically for teaching purposes, from a collective licensing agency.

For more information, please contact the appropriate agency:

Q. How do I use my author discount to order books you publish?

Routledge authors, editors, and contributors are entitled to an author discount when purchasing books directly from us for print books. To obtain your discount code, please contact your Editor. You can purchase through, or the methods stated below. If you are interested in purchasing in the eBook format (not print) please email [email protected].

Ordering from the UK, Europe, and Asia

  • By mail: Hachette, Hely Hutchinson Centre, Milton Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7HH 
  • By phone: +44 (0)1235 759 524 
  • By email: [email protected]

Ordering from the US

  • By mail: Taylor & Francis Customer Service, 7625 Empire Drive, Florence, KY 41042
  • By phone: Toll-Free Tel: 1 800 634 7064
  • By email: [email protected]

Ordering from Canada

  • By mail: Login Canada, 324 Salteaux Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3T2
  • By phone: (204) 837 2987 or toll free: (800) 665 1148
  • By email: [email protected]
  • By web:

Ordering from Australia & New Zealand

  • By mail: Taylor & Francis Group – Books, Suite 5, Level 2/11 Queens Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
  • By phone: +61 3 8842 2420
  • By email: [email protected]

Q. How does Taylor & Francis work with third-party licensing organizations?

Taylor & Francis’s experienced global rights licensing sales team work across a diverse range of academic and professional titles, aiming to secure secondary license deals, such as translations, audiobooks, and digital licensing. Building on established relationships with local publishers around the world, many of our authors have benefitted from expanding the audience for their work as a result of these activities.

In addition to these licensing deals, Taylor & Francis authors can also benefit from third-party collective copyright organizations such as the U.K. Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) and the US-based Authors Registry. These organizations keep track of secondary uses of copyrighted work (such as photocopying and scanning). Authors of books are advised to register with the relevant organization in order to receive royalties from these secondary uses of their work.