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 a book in the Archival Futures series 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 with SAA has been one of the most rewarding and empowering experiences of my career.” 
    Audra Eagle Yun, editor, Archival Accessioning, and Head of Special Collections & Archives and University Archivist at University of California, Irvine Libraries

  • "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 Is Your Partner in Publishing!  

Stacie Williams, SAA Publications Editor and Chair of the Publications Board  
Amy Cooper Cary, and Bethany Anderson, Archival Futures Series Editors 
Savanah Tiffany, SAA Assistant Director of Publications