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
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.
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.
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
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Jim is Senior Acquisitions Editor II for SAGE Reference. Jim's publishing career started in 1983 with a part-time job at the University of Massachusetts Press while in graduate school. He subsequently attended the Radcliffe Publishing Procedures program at Harvard University and spent 14 years in college publishing with Brooks/Cole (8 years in sales and marketing; 6 as Acquisitions Editor in psychology). He came to SAGE in 1998 as Senior Acquisitions Editor for psychology, family studies, and gerontology. Starting in 2006, he moved to the SAGE Reference division to acquire major reference works (primarily encyclopedias and multi-volume reference handbooks) in all traditional SAGE fields within the social and behavioral sciences, education, management, and communication, with additional forays into health and behavior. As the nature of the academic library reference desk changes, hell be exploring born-digital reference products, collections, and similar works whileon a more selective basisstill signing multi-volume encyclopedias.
Matt is the Senior Acquisitions Editor 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.
Kassie is Senior Acquisitions Editor for SAGE's book program in the Human Services (including social work and counseling). She originally joined SAGE in 1995 in Marketing, but then joined the Acquisitions Team from 1997-1999, where she worked on signing and developing books in the counseling and interpersonal violence lists. After leaving SAGE, she earned her MBA and worked as Marketing Director for Nova Development and as an Account Executive for Kern Direct Marketing. During this time, she also did extensive freelance writing and editing. She rejoined SAGE in 2006 and has been focused on growing the books program in social work and counseling.
Reid is Senior Acquisitions Editor for SAGE's college textbook programs in Psychology and Education. 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 disciplines with innovative approaches and compelling content.
Charisse is Publisher for Political Science, acquiring titles for International Relations, Comparative Politics, American government, public policy, and public administration. After spending two years living and working in Tokyo, she began her career in higher education publishing in 1995 at Bedford/St. Martins, as a development editor on their history list. She then moved into acquisitions when she arrived at CQ Press in 1998 and has since enjoyed working with a great stable of political science authors. She believes strongly in building long-term relationships with authors, giving voice to their ideas and reflecting their passion for teaching.
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.
We are currently seeking an acquisitions editor for our list of titles in Sociology. In the interim, please contact Diane McDaniel, Associate Director.
Patricia M. Quinlin
Pat joined SAGE as Senior Acquisitions Editor for Business and Management in 2011, after many successful years in sales and editorial for various divisions of Pearson, including Little, Brown Publishers, Harper Collins Publishers, Addison-Wesley Longman, and Allyn & Bacon. At SAGE, Pat is working with existing business authors as well as searching for new authors in all areas of business and management. Pat earned her International Executive M.B.A. at Georgetown and is looking forward to partnering with the best B-school authors to create an outstanding list of business books for SAGE.
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.
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.