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Faculty and Author Resources

APhA wants to help you effectively use our textbooks in your classroom. Feel free to use our online resources that supplement the textbooks—for example, a course syllabus and PowerPoint slides that correspond to the books’ chapters. These resources are offered at no cost and no registration is required to access them. They are provided for classroom use only. Such supplemental instructor resources exist for the following APhA textbooks.

Please note: No other use, commercial or otherwise, is allowed without the prior written permission of the American Pharmacists Association.

APhA provides extensive instructor resources for other books, too. An answer key or instructor’s guide is also available to instructors upon request for the following books:

  • Community Pharmacy Practice Case Studies, edited by Jean-Venable R. Goode, Lynne M. Roman, and Kristin W. Weitzel (answer key)
  • Physiology Case Studies in Pharmacy, Laurie Kelly McCorry (answer key)
  • Spanish for the Pharmacy Professional, by Jeri J. Sias, Susana V. James, and Cristina Cabello C. de Martinez (instructor’s guide)

To obtain an answer key, instructors may email their request to aphabooks@aphanet.org. Answer keys and instructor’s guides are available only for instructors who require the book for a course.

Adoptions

APhA is offering you a new way to review desk copies. NetGalley, a leading digital book review service, offers readers the opportunity to review desk copies on your computer or any of your e-readers.You will now have immediate access to APhA’s publications. No more long waits for books to arrive in the mail. Using NetGalley will also allow us to reduce our environmental impact by decreasing our carbon footprint and paper consumption.

To get started with NetGalley, we recommend that you create an account and and follow these suggestions for how to set up your account. Once you have set up your account, you are ready to review APhA desk copies! Be sure that you download Adobe Digital Editions (the program you’ll need to view our galley) first—it’s quick and free. If you have any questions, feel free to contact NetGalley.

Permissions

For permission to photocopy or use material electronically from any of the APhA titles listed below, please access www.copyright.com or contact the Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, 978-750-8400. CCC is a not-for-profit organization that provides licenses and registration for a variety of users.

Publishing with APhA

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) publishes annually between 15 and 20 printed and digital textbooks and professional references for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and students in these fields. 

Included in APhA’s list of copyrighted titles are Krinsky et al., Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care; Chyka, The APhA Complete Review for Pharmacy; Allen, The Art, Science, and Technology of Pharmaceutical Compounding; Cohen, Medication Errors; Posey, Complete Review for the Pharmacy Technician; Kowalsky, Radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Pharmacy and Nuclear Medicine; Trissel, Trissel’s Stability of Compounded Formulations. s.

Submitting a Book Proposal
APhA is eager to consider proposals for new books.  Whether you are a veteran published author or an aspiring writer, you are invited to submit a book proposal to APhA.  Although APhA will review unsolicited manuscripts, it is best not to invest countless hours in writing an entire book only to learn that it may not fit APhA’s editorial plans.  Besides, we prefer to receive proposals so that we can help authors in the development of their books.

Your book proposal should contain three items:

  1.  A cover letter that includes (a) your working title, (b) the anticipated manuscript length (double-spaced), (c) a comparison of your idea to published books on the subject in which you explain why you think your treatment of the subject is unique, and (d) your qualifications to write the book.
  2. A two- to four-page chapter outline.  Indicate in a sentence or two the contents of each chapter plus the significant illustrations and appendices you would include.
  3. Your curriculum vitae or résumé.

Please note that the quality of the proposal you submit may be our best guide to the quality of the book you intend to write.

The Evaluation Process
All submissions will be acknowledged.  Proposals considered for publication are subject to a rigorous peer review process to ensure that the high standards associated with all APhA publications are met.  In general, three to five reviews are solicited for each book proposal.

If the review process offers support for the proposed book, the product will then be submitted to the senior APhA publishing and marketing staff, which will consider your book’s editorial merits, its compatibility with APhA’s other titles, its projected production costs, and its sales potential.  If the publishing-marketing group endorses the product, you will be offered a publishing agreement.  This proposal-evaluation process usually lasts two to three months.

Payment
APhA contracts with its authors and offers them standard royalties, payment for hire, or an honorarium.  The terms of an APhA publishing agreement are much the same as those of other scientific/technical/medical publishers.  In brief, APhA agrees to publish the work within a specified period of time and to pay the author a certain amount—usually a royalty based on a percentage of all monies actually received by APhA for the sale of the book.  In exchange the author agrees to complete the manuscript by a given deadline, grants exclusive rights to the work, and warrants that the material is original, nonlibelous, and free of any copyright infringements.

Final Acceptance
When your completed manuscript is submitted, APhA may send it out for peer review and request that appropriate revisions be made before accepting the manuscript for publication.  After final acceptance, the manuscript is prepared for publication, with normally six months elapsing between acceptance of the final manuscript and publication of the book.

Marketing
APhA is a vigorous and successful marketer of its books.  Among the ways APhA promotes its book: listing in the APhA catalog which mails once a year to a list of more than 60,000, ads in APhA periodicals, postings on the APhA Website www.pharmacist.com, e-mail promotions and traditional direct marketing of brochures, display in the APhA booth at national and state pharmacy meetings, and news releases to the APhA house list of more than 200 trade media outlets.  Your book would be sent out for review to appropriate print and electronic journals that publish book reviews.  And if it’s a textbook, an examination copy of your book would be shipped to instructors in the United States who teach a course related to its subject.

Your book would be marketed worldwide. APhA sells its books to medical book wholesalers both domestic (e.g., Baker & Taylor, Matthews, and Rittenhouse) and international (e.g., Transatlantic Publishers Group, covering Europe, and iGroup Ltd., covering Asia).  The wholesalers in turn sell the books to bookstores and libraries in their respective region.  APhA books appear on the major book retail Websites (e.g., www.amazon.com).  

Mail your book proposal to

Julian I. Graubart
Associate Vice President, Books and Electronic Products
American Pharmacists Association
2215 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 429-7561; jgraubart@aphanet.org

 

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