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Taking a Fresh Approach

Building on SAGE Publications' tradition of publishing high-quality scholarly works for more than 35 years, we are concentrating our efforts on providing upper-level undergraduate and graduate textbooks, handbooks, and professional books. Our Books Division also includes the SAGE Reference program, which publishes encyclopedias and other reference works, and the Pine Forge Press imprint, which focuses on undergraduate textbooks in sociology. SAGE currently publishes nearly 500 titles per year worldwide across its imprints, and has over 3,000 titles in print.

SAGE is one of the few remaining independent publishers. We are a publisher, first and foremost. Our goal is to publish books that offer innovative teaching solutions, approaches, and perspectives to the disciplines that we serve. While we are firmly guided by the needs of our market, we are driven to publish books that contribute to your students' learning experience, to your colleagues, and to the field.

The Benefits of Publishing with SAGE

At SAGE we recognize that our authors and editors are among our most important assets, and we are committed to developing strong and flexible partnership which offers the following benefits:

  • Thorough evaluation of proposals and sample material, with constructive feedback provided by experienced editors and peer reviews
  • Involvement and support from your SAGE team throughout the writing and development process
  • Consultation on design, production, and marketing issues
  • High quality book production
  • Global promotion, marketing, sales, and distribution

Personal Attention

The environment at SAGE is personal and inviting. Placing a high value on the relationship with our authors, we work diligently to form strong publishing partnerships. Our acquisitions editors are among the best in their respective fields, and each has many years experience (see below to learn more about our editorial team). Eager to share their knowledge and publishing expertise, they'll work closely with you—from signing to sales—to ensure that your book reaches the highest level of success. With your acquisitions editor in the lead, the editorial, production, and marketing teams will work together to keep you informed and involved at each stage of the publishing process.

Production Excellence

Our production team sets the highest standards for editing, design, and page layout—and they will produce your book in a timely manner. Taking full advantage of new technologies, our streamlined production process allows us to provide one of the most competitive production schedules in the industry. You'll find that our systems remain flexible and responsive to the needs of each individual project. Many leading authors rely on SAGE to publish their works with accuracy and efficiency.

Strategic Marketing and Sales

We're always looking for ways to enhance our marketing practices. By employing a multichannel marketing and sales strategy through targeted direct-marketing efforts—including direct mail, electronic marketing, telemarketing and sales, advertising, book review publicity, and representation at professional association meetings/conventions—as well as cooperative marketing and sales with online retailers, bookstores, and book wholesalers, your book will receive maximum exposure to all appropriate audiences. Since we're a global company, you'll have the advantage of international marketing and sales efforts through our offices in the U.K. and India.

The SAGE Marketing Program
Our Sage Marketing Program brochure outlines the marketing and sales activities and strategies we employ to generate market awareness of each of our books. Some of these strategies include email, direct mail, social media, conventions, and getting YOU, our authors, involved!

Author Guide to Promoting Your Book
Our Author Guide brochure outlines all the ways you can get involved in the promotion and marketing of your book. We will provide you with tools you can distribute at your institution, via email or at your teaching and speaking engagements. This Author Guide brochure also has information on blogging, utilizing social networking sites and promoting your book online.

Our strong journal program complements our book publishing endeavors.

Please forward your proposal to the appropriate editor. A list of editors, their subject areas, telephone extensions, and email addresses follows.

SAGE Publications, Inc.
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Phone: (805) 499-0721
Fax: (805) 499-0871

Author Materials

SAGE Publications has provided forms and information that will assist you with the necessary steps towards publishing your manuscript.

Permission Guidelines

Detailed Copyright & Permissions Guidelines

Quick Reference Guides

SAGE Guidelines for Reviewing Manuscript to assist with Permissions Log
Plagiarism, Defamation & Privacy Quick-Guide
Fair Use Quick-Guide
Preface Guidelines

Permission Request Forms

Permission Request Form to Reprint Third-Party Material
Permission Request Form for Interview Release
Permission Request Form for Visual Likeness

Permissions Log

SAGE Permissions Log Template

For Edited Books

Contributor Spreadsheet Instructions
Contributor Spreadsheet

For Revised Books


Acquisition Editors

Jim Brace-Thompson
(805) 410-75822
Jim is Executive Editor for SAGE Reference. After 15 years with the social science division of Brooks/Cole Publishing, he joined SAGE in 1998 and currently oversees our traditional reference publishing program, which is focused on multi-volume subject encyclopedias in both electronic and print formats and similar reference resources in all traditional SAGE fields within the social and behavioral sciences, education, management, communication, and selected areas of health and behavioral medicine. He is also exploring new directions with digital-born products for the evolving academic library marketplace.

Maureen Adams
(202) 729-1859
Maureen is the Senior Acquisitions Editor in the SAGE Online Library & Reference Publishing group. She joined SAGE in 2013 after 7 years acquiring scholarly books and reference for the American Psychological Association and 11 years acquiring and developing technology and business titles for Sybex, an imprint of John Wiley & Sons. She is currently acquiring for SAGE Business Cases (SBC), an online case collection for the academic library market. Information on submitting a case to SBC can be found here:

Terri Accomazzo
(805) 410-7291
Terri is Acquisitions Editor for SAGE's college textbook program in Education. She joined SAGE in 2010, and her work has focused on editorial development of both print and digital texts. Terri is eager to partner with authors to continue the tradition of publishing innovative offerings that support the development of excellence in K-12 teaching.

Matt Byrnie
(805) 410-7351
Matt is Publisher for Communication and Media Studies. He joined SAGE in 2010 after 10 years at Routledge, where he distinguished himself by establishing the US media studies list and publishing bestselling and award winning titles in a number of related fields. He has a deep background in college and academic publishing, and he has worked closely with leading academics in the communication and media studies fields. Matt has a strong commitment to partnership, accountability, quality, and building long-term relationships with authors.

Sarah Calabi
(202) 729-1442
Sarah Calabi joined SAGE in 2014 as Acquisitions Editor for the CQ Press imprint, focused on Political Science. She began her career at Oxford University Press and spent nearly ten years there, working in both marketing and editorial in the humanities and social sciences, most recently as acquisitions editor for criminology and criminal justice. She is excited to continue the CQ Press tradition of partnering with authors to publish stellar texts in American government, international relations, and comparative politics.

Kassie Graves
(805) 410-7545
Kassie is Associate Director and Publisher for SAGE's book program in the Human Services. She oversees the acquisition and development of books and ancillaries in social work, counseling and family studies. She has over 15 years’ experience in the publishing industry in a variety of roles, including marketing, development, and acquisitions. Kassie is eager to partner with authors to continue promoting innovative offerings to students and professionals in the helping professions.

Reid Hester
(805) 410-7127
Reid is Executive Editor for SAGE's college textbook program in Psychology. He joined SAGE in 2012 with more than 15 years of prior experience in social science publishing, having worked in sales, marketing, and editorial roles with Mayfield Publishing, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing, Atomic Dog Publishing, and Pearson Education. He is eager to work with authors who are as excited as he is about confronting teaching challenges and addressing new developments in the discipline with innovative approaches and compelling content.

Vicki Knight
(831) 641-0435
Vicki is Publisher for Research Methods and Statistics in the social and behavioral sciences. With over 35 years of innovative publishing experience in both Acquisitions and Development, Vicki is eager to work with teachers and researchers who are committed to their vision and to developing successful texts. Initially, Vicki worked in all areas of Education, especially in Special Education, as well as Counseling, Social Work and Speech Pathology and Audiology. For almost 20 years, Vicki was Publisher & Executive Editor for Psychology & Education with Brooks/Cole (subsequently renamed Wadsworth/Thomson, and then Cengage). Vicki is eager to talk with you about ideas that you feel may fit for an interdisciplinary project in research methods or statistics with the SAGE philosophy of publishing.

Jeff Lasser
(805) 410-7343
Jeff is Publisher for Sociology. He joined SAGE in 2013 with twenty-seven years of sales, marketing, and editorial experience in higher education publishing. Jeff spent thirteen years signing and publishing works in the Humanities and Social Sciences for Pearson Education, including nine years managing Pearson's program in Sociology. Please contact him to discuss your ideas for new titles that will help spark the sociological imagination for students at any level.

Lara Parra
(805) 410-7351
Lara is Acquisitions Editor with SAGE's college textbook program in Psychology. Lara focuses on growth and editorial development in the fields of Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Clinical Psychology. She began her career in publishing working with Psychology titles at SAGE in 2007. From there, Lara spent seven years in sales and specialized marketing with McGraw-Hill Higher Education and Pearson Education before returning to SAGE in early 2015. Lara is excited to partner with authors, instructors, and students to develop outstanding textbooks and innovative tools for Social, Developmental, and Clinical Psychology at SAGE.

Helen Salmon
(805) 410-7342
Helen is Acquisitions Editor for Research Methods, Statistics, and Evaluation and works across all areas of the list, but has sole responsibility for publishing in Evaluation. Helen has over 20 years of publishing experience, and has worked in both the U.K. and the U.S.  She previously held senior positions in marketing at SAGE. Helen brings her international experience and marketing know-how to help authors shape their books to best meet the needs of the market.

Maggie Stanley
(805) 410-7256
Maggie is Acquisitions Editor for SAGE’s college textbook program in Business and Management. She joined SAGE in 2010, and her work has primarily focused on editorial development of bestselling texts. She is eager to work with authors at leading business schools to continue the SAGE tradition of developing an outstanding list of business and management titles to meet the needs of instructors and students.

Jerry Westby
(805) 410-7578
Jerry Westby is Publisher whose responsibilities include acquiring and managing titles in Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as select titles in methods for sociology. With over 25 years of successful editorial experience in the educational publishing industry developing books, ancillaries, online and multimedia products, Jerry is eager to work with authors to continue the tradition of first-class, innovative offerings from SAGE.


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