Singing the Praises of Palgrave Pivot by Ian I. Mitroff
Having published 34 books, to put it mildly, I’ve had dealings with numerous publishers over the years. I think that I am therefore in a good position to judge them. Indeed, of them all, Palgrave Pivot has been among the easiest, if not the best, with which to deal.
The ease and speed with which Palgrave Pivot brings books to market are among its greatest strengths and virtues. But so is the professionalism and dedication of its editors and staff. They have been uniformly helpful at every step of the process from getting a book proposal reviewed and finally getting a book to market.
However, I find one thing especially critical. This is the fact that Palgrave Pivot books are no more than 25,000 words or about 100 pages in length. This allows someone such as myself who is constantly writing to get my ideas out swiftly and succinctly. In a word, I can get straight to the point of an idea without having to go on for pages and pages. This makes it extremely easy to treat topical ideas.
I am extremely proud of the fact that I am a frequent blogger for The Huffington Post. Doing so has honed my skill in writing directly and clearly for educated audiences. This skill has transferred directly to Palgrave Pivot. I find that my style of writing is appreciated by Palgrave Pivot.
I can certainly see the benefits for older more seasoned academics in writing for Palgrave Pivot, but how about younger writers? The benefits of writing something that is longer than a typical journal article and shorter than a long monograph are very appealing. What better way for younger writers early in their careers to develop an audience for their ideas and get needed feedback.
I strongly recommend Palgrave Pivot for anyone seeking to get their ideas out quickly and in a form that appeals to writers and readers alike.