What can I expect after I submit my custom book?
Once you’ve submitted your custom book, a custom representative will reach out to you within two business days to confirm your submission, confirm your book’s net price to your bookstore, arrange for your evaluation copy, and arrange your ISBN. Once you’ve received your ordering information, you can pass it along to your bookstore, but you will need to approve your evaluation copy before your custom book can be printed.
When will I receive my evaluation copy?
Once you’ve confirmed the details of your project with your custom representative, your print evaluation copy will take 2 to 4 weeks to ship out to you. If there will not be enough time for you to review a print evaluation copy before your bookstore order must be placed, your custom representative will provide an electronic evaluation copy.
When should my bookstore order my custom book?
Bookstores should order your custom textbook 6 to 8 weeks before they are needed on campus to ensure sufficient time to print, ship and, if relevant, package your custom textbook.
Is there a deadline for submitting my custom book?
Custom books intended for fall classes beginning in late August or early September should be submitted by the end of June. Custom textbooks intended for spring classes beginning in January should be submitted by the end of October.
Can I create a digital custom book in the Select databases?
No, you cannot create a digital book in the Select databases. If you are interested in a customized digital book solution, please reach out to your Macmillan sales representative to explore your options.
BEDFORD SELECT FOR COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE
How much will a custom reader cost?
A Bedford Select for Composition and Literature reader has a base price of $8.00. Most selections in Bedford Select for Composition and Literature are priced at $0.10 per page, though some have special pricing to account for copyright fees. You can check the cost of each selection as you build your reader, and on the summary page before you submit your reader. Outside material, such as a syllabus, a preface, research guidelines, or non-database selections also costs $0.10 per typeset page. Once you've built your book and submitted your request, a custom publishing representative will contact you to confirm the net price. (Net price is the price to your bookstore and is subject to their markup.)
What is a Quick Select suggested table of contents?
Bedford Select for Composition and Literature features over 20 Quick Select suggested tables of contents, which are designed to provide a convenient starting point for creating your custom reader. These pre-built tables of contents include rhetorical, thematic, and single-theme readers, as well as literature anthologies. Also available are 5 value readers that are priced around $22 net. Quick Selects are easily modified: You can add or delete selections, so you get just what you need.
What instructional materials do you offer?
Bedford Select for Composition and Literature offers an assortment of class-tested instructional materials, including introductions to rhetorical methods of development, "Reading Processes" and "Writing Processes," a "Quick Editing Guide," and Janet Gardner's Reading and Writing about Literature in chapters. We offer guides to working with sources, documenting using MLA and APA styles, and avoiding plagiarism. Also, you'll find that all of the readings in Bedford Select are accompanied by introductory headnotes.
Can I include my own material in a custom reader?
Yes! Up to 20% of your custom reader can be outside material. You can incorporate original content, such as a syllabus, a preface, or research guidelines, into your custom reader by clicking the Add Your Own Material button on the bottom left of the Content Search page. Please note that this additional material should be submitted as a Word document. We will lightly proofread any outside material that you submit, as well as format the text in the Bedford Select style and send it back to you for your approval.
Can I include non-database selections that are in the public domain?
Yes! If you would like to include a text from the public domain in your reader, submit the text in a Word document just as you would other outside material. If possible, please provide your source for the material in the Word document. Please note that some translations or editions of public-domain works are subject to copyright restrictions. If you have questions about whether a certain selection or translation is in the public domain, we are glad to help. Send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I include non-database selections that are currently under copyright?
If you are ordering more than 500 copies and the material you would like to add is subject to copyright restrictions, we would be glad to try to obtain permission to include the material on your behalf. It can take up to 3 months to obtain permission from the rights holder, so be sure to let us know as soon as possible if you would like to include a selection requiring permission in your reader.
Can I package my custom reader with another Macmillan text?
Yes! Packaging a custom reader with another Macmillan text usually results in a 10% discount for your students. The packaging process adds up to 3 weeks to the regular production schedule. If you decide to package, please advise your bookstore to order at least 6-8 weeks in advance.
If you would like to package your custom reader with a Macmillan trade title, your students will receive a discount on the net price of the trade book. Visit http://www.macmillanhighered.com/Tradeup for more information and a complete list of available Macmillan trade titles.
SELECT TEXTBOOK DATABASES
Can I mix and match chapters from different textbooks in the Select databases?
No. There is currently no functionality to allow users to mix and match chapters from different textbooks in the Select databases, although many disciplines have supplemental materials, such as ForeWords and Insider’s Guides, that can be added to any of the textbooks within that content area for additional support.
If you are interested in mixing and matching chapters from different textbooks, please reach out to your Macmillan sales representative to explore your options.
Can I include my own material in my custom textbook?
Yes! Up to 40% of your custom textbook can be composed of your own material that you own the copyright to.
Can I package my custom textbook with another Macmillan Learning product, like a trade title, LaunchPad, or Achieve?
Yes! When submitting your custom textbook, simply check the box labeled “I’d like to package my book.” This will let your custom representative know that you’d like to package, and they will be able to discuss your options and pricing with you before providing ISBNs. The packaging process adds up to 3 weeks to the regular production schedule. If you decide to package, please advise your bookstore to order at least 6-8 weeks in advance.
How much will my custom textbook cost?
While building your custom textbook in the Select databases, you will see a Summary at the bottom of the page providing an estimated net price to the bookstore. This estimate is also available on the final submission page. Your custom representative will provide the final net price to the bookstore to you, as well as pricing for packages.