Book Publishing With SAA

Do you have a book in you?

SAA’s book publishing program seeks to provide a mix of print and digital resources on a variety of topics that are of consistently high quality, enrich the professional literature, serve the archives profession, and nuture new and veteran voices. Whether you’re interested in submitting a book prospectus or discussing an idea for a module in the series Trends in Archives Practice or being a manuscript reader, SAA offers opportunities to get involved. 

Since the 1970s, SAA has published more than 150 books. We are committed to providing authors with a superb publishing experience and working collaboratively to insure a superior product. We're not just a publisher, we're a professional association. And you're not just an author, you're a valued member. Together we forward professional discourse. 

What SAA can offer you as an author . . .  

  • A Publications Board that thoroughly and thoughtfully considers your proposal
  • A vigorous peer-review process
  • Editorial assistance
  • Personal contact and attention throughout the production process
  • Attractive design and layout
  • Review copy distribution to dozens of professional outlets

What our authors have to say . . .  

  • "Writing a book for the Society of American Archivists was a rewarding process, enjoyable at every stage. Each contact with the editor and Publications Board was positive and helpful. The SAA publications team is really professional!"  ~Elena Danielson, author, The Ethical Archivist, and archivist emerita, Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
  • "Working with SAA Publications has been hugely instructive for me, both in terms of getting to know the archival world better and in writing and structuring effectively. I can't express how happy I am at how Becoming a Trusted Digital Repository turned out. I am not exaggerating when I say that the manuscript is a full order of magnitude better than when I submitted it."  ~Steve Marks, author, Becoming a Trusted Digital Repository, and digital preservation librarian, University of Toronto

SAA Publications Board  

Our intrepid Publications Board is ready to assist you to achieve your publishing goals. Seated, left to right: Michael Shallcross (University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library), Publications Board Intern Anna Trammel (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Publications Board Chair Christopher J. Prom (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Colleen McFarland Rademaker (Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth), and Council Liaison Amy Cooper Cary (Marquette University). Standing, left to right: Aaron Purcell (Virginia Tech), Mary Caldera (Yale University), Jennie Thomas (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum), Jody DeRidder (University of Alabama), Sarah Demb (Harvard University Archives), Nicole Milano (AFS Intercultural Program, Inc.), Margery Sly (Temple University), and Greg Hunter (Long Island University and Editor of The American Archivist).

SAA Is Your Partner in Publishing!  

Christopher J. Prom, SAA Publications Editor and Chair of the Publications Board  
Teresa Brinati, SAA Director of Publishing 
Abigail Christian, SAA Editorial and Production Coordinator