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Author Center: Writing for Human Kinetics

Do you have an idea for a book?

Human Kinetics publishes approximately 100 books a year. We do review unsolicited manuscript proposals, if prepared according to our book prospectus form.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, you can find the prospectus form here. Please mail all required materials to the Consumer Division, HPERD Division, or Higher Education and Professional Division, P.O. Box 5076, Champaign, IL 61825-5076. If you have further questions, please send an email to acquisitions@hkusa.com.

In Australia or New Zealand, please contact Wendy Simpson at WendyS@hkaustralia.com or P.O. Box 80, Mitcham,57 A Price Ave, Lower Mitcham, South Australia 5062.

In Europe and the UK please contact Chris Wright or 107 Bradford Road, Leeds, LS28 6AT, UK.

Human Kinetics also publishes more than 20 journals for the physical activity field. Submission guidelines for articles are found on the Human Kinetics journals Web pages.

More Information about Submitting Manuscripts to HK

How long does it take for a manuscript to become a book?

Most trade books take about 45 weeks, often less, from the time the first draft is written by the author to the time the book is in print. Academic titles, such as textbooks and large reference books, may take longer to develop—around a year. Time frames for publication vary depending on a book’s complexity, length, and the timeliness of the topic. At least half of the publication time involves careful review of your manuscript by our editorial staff, author revisions of the manuscript, design of the book’s interior and cover, and planning for the marketing of your book.

How many products does HK release in one year?

  • About 100 books
  • 28 journals (90+ issues)
  • Numerous other products including kits, videos, online courses, and textbook ancillary materials

HK Author’s Handbook