Answers to common questions about publishing with Wiley-IEEE Press

What is the royalty rate for authors?
Wiley-IEEE Press offers a competitive royalty commensurate with the sales expectations for the book and expenses of publication. It is determined during contract negotiation with Wiley.

What is the procedure for publishing with Wiley-IEEE Press?
Wiley-IEEE Press acquisitions are handled by Wiley. For more detailed information on the process and for answers to questions, please contact Mary Hatcher, Wiley-IEEE Press acquisitions editor, at If you have identified an area in which you have expertise, believe that you have something new or better to contribute than other published books, and have a clear idea of what you want to write, you should prepare a proposal. The IEEE Press Proposal Guidelines can be found on the web page. Completing the proposal guidelines and a detailed table of contents plus writing a representative chapter results in a solid writing plan. The proposal reviews give you feedback on both the technical merit and market interest in your project. This way you will not have spent time writing material that might be eliminated or at a level of detail that is inappropriate to the needs of the market.

What are you looking for?
The Wiley-IEEE Press joint imprint publishes books that will be useful resources for technology professionals. That gives a broad range of possibilities when considering the audience to include engineers dedicated to product design and manufacture, teaching professionals in search of texts for higher-level coursework, and researchers in a wide spectrum of technologies. Most important, of course, is that a prospective author have a body of knowledge to share with a ready market, especially cutting-edge or underserved areas where there is both an interest and need for new books. The most successful books are those that introduce the reader to an emerging technology that’s just on the threshold of widespread commercial acceptance. But any proposed books that help technology professionals solve problems in their daily work life will be worth considering.

Who holds the copyright in the book? How is it branded?
IEEE Press authors contract with Wiley, but IEEE holds the copyright in the work. The IEEE Master Brand appears at the top of the spine and the Wiley colophon at the bottom. Both brands appear elsewhere on the cover and inside the book. If the book is in a series, the series brand and identification appears on the cover and title page. If an IEEE Society sponsors the book, that information appears on the title page.

Do you offer full production services or does the author typeset the book?
Through an agreement with John Wiley & Sons, IEEE Press offers authors full production services: copyediting, art preparation, page make-up, and collaboration on all aspects that affect the aesthetics of the final, printed book. For authors that desire to typeset their own books, Wiley copyedits the book and prepares the cover design.

How are the books promoted?
Wiley is primarily responsible for the marketing of IEEE Press publications through the same tactics and channels as their other publications. Additionally, IEEE and individual IEEE Societies support Wiley’s efforts by including IEEE publications in member marketing efforts and space available advertising. Wiley has created a special page that highlights IEEE Press publications and IEEE entities are encouraged to link to this site or to specific book pages.

What’s ahead for IEEE Press in e-book publishing?
Currently, IEEE Press books are offered by Wiley in print as well as various electronic media, as electronic books provided by third parties such as NetLibrary and Books 24 X 7, and as online books offered through Wiley. IEEE Press books are also sold on Amazon and iTunes. IEEE Xplore®, IEEE’s premier online content delivery platform, currently includes abstracts of Wiley-IEEE Press books in Xplore's online search and all of the more than 800 titles in the imprint are offered as searchable, full-text chapters in IEEE Xplore. This will enable the work of IEEE Press authors to reach a much wider audience, who may use it in searches integrated with other IEEE content. The Xplore content plan opens other options for use of IEEE Press content, and these will be shared on a continuing basis with authors in special communications, and in postings on the IEEE Press website.

Who are the contacts on the IEEE Press staff?
Jeanne Audino (, IEEE Press Product Manager, has responsibility for author communications and for the IEEE Press e-book program. Vaishali Damle (, Managing Editor, Proceedings of the IEEE and IEEE Press, is the principal IEEE business contact with Wiley. Also, Lani Angso, Senior Administrator (, provides volunteer support and maintains author contract records. All of these IEEE personnel are available to answer author questions.

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To submit a book proposal electronically, email