An educational resource at the heart of public debate, criminological research and professional practice......
CrimeTalk Books have launched with three books! In conjunction with York Publishing Services, we will publish both e-books and print volumes, both scientific and general books. We will publish in any area of criminology: crime, deviance, criminal justice systems, prisons, criminal law, jurisprudence, morality, psychology, investigation, policing, history, economics, anthropology and social justice. We will be especially interested in both academic and popular books that exploit the capacity of the e-book format, with its potential for integration with the web via its use of weblinks, graphics, photos and video.
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Bhopal: Flowers at the Altar of Profit and Power by Frank Pearce and Steve Tombs. pdf.
The Sociology of Deviance: an Obituary by Colin Sumner. pdf .
Books in production:
Nino: Interviews with a Sicilian clan member or 'gangster' by Amedeo Cottino. E-book.
To potential readers: we aim to deliver high quality criminology, often from professional criminologists, in contemporary formats using the latest technology. Both our print and e-books will also be of high quality, thanks to our partnership with York Publishing Services [YPS], the well-regarded publishing support service for independent publishers.
To potential writers: As a publisher and editor, and a university professor, I am an experienced writer and editor with both books and journals. Your book will get my close attention, and so receive a higher quality service than you can expect from a traditional publisher - you will be working with a social science professor not a young English graduate or an unpublished commissioning editor. I do this for the love of it, and am old enough to see the positives in not being wealthy! Your royalties will be much greater than is usual in traditional publishing contracts - I will break with the past exploitation of academic writers at the same time as developing the quality of e-book output in a key area of social sciences.
E-books have been very successful with fiction writing and students in the USA at least now regularly use a Kindle or an iPad. Industry formats are converging. There is no reason why quality scholarship or non-fiction cannot be similarly commercially viable. The kind of writing I have been encouraging in CrimeTalk - literary and general not technical and exclusive, high quality but comprehensible - would make good use of e-book formats. As the e-book evolves, it is easy to see it coming into its own as a distinct form of publishing with unique features and possibilities.
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