punctum books

12 month contract
£1100-£2700

punctum books is an independent queer- and scholar-led, community-formed, and peer-reviewed Sparkly Diamond publisher of open access books in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts, and Architecture & Design. Three primary concentrations for punctum are (1) books that shift the paradigm in established disciplines; (2) books that help to create emerging transdisciplinary fields; and (3) books that play in the fields of creatively speculative thought. punctum is especially devoted to authors whose work might not find a home with traditional scholarly presses.

Fees & tiers

punctum books offers a membership package with tiered pricing, as detailed below. Additional tier structures and currencies are available here

Tier structure

TIER

USA

AUS

UK, CANADA & EU (DE, ES, FR, IT, NL)

Tier 1

PhD Granting

10,000+ EFTSL 

10,000+ FTE

Tier 2

MA Granting

0-10,000 EFTSL

5,000-9,999 FTE

Tier 3

BA Granting

0-4,999 FTE
Tier 4 Community & Technical

Fees

TIER

USA

AUS

CANADA

EU

UK

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

3500

2400

1300

3400

2400

3000

1300

1300

2900

2200

1200

2700

1900

1100

Tier 4 700

Contract length

  • 12 months

Benefits

punctum books provides those who support its Membership Package with:

  • full transparency via an annual financial and activity report, in which Provider shares the titles published each year, the activities with which Provider has been involved within the press but also within the larger community of OA publishing, an overview of Provider finances, download stats for e-books, and numbers of print books sold plus income from print edition sales;
  • biannual newsletters with information regarding what Provider has been doing across the landscape of OA books with organizations and other publishers around the development of community-built infrastructures for OA book publishing;
  • a seat on Provider’s Library Advisory Board (librarians who want to opt out of this can do so);
  • abstracting and indexing for all of Provider's ebooks, provided by Directory of Open AccessBooks, EBSCOKnowledge Base, OCLC, and Thoth;
  • CSV, ONIX, KBART, BibTeX, and Crossref DOI catalog formats from Thoth, a community-led metadata management system we helped to develop, as well as for other OA presses who have their catalogs incorporated into Thoth (MARCXML records and other file formats under development);
  • COUNTER-compliant usage statistics & reader metrics, provided by OAPEN Library for whole books and byJSTOR and Project Muse for chapter-level usage;
  • cross-referenced metadata (including DOIs), provided by Crossref;
  • open annotation layer on Provider e-books and e-book chapters, provided by OAPEN Library + Hypothes.is;
  • enhanced editions of all ebooks for blind, seeing-impaired, and print-disabled readers, in compliance with theAmericans with Disabilities Act (ADA), provided with assistive software and devices such as large print interfaces, text-to-speech output, voice- activated input, and refreshable braille displays, in a manner consistent with the WebAccessibility Initiative Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (provided by RNIB Bookshare);
  • long-term preservation, provided by Portico, of Punctum’s e-books and associated metadata;
  • acknowledgment of supporting libraries on Provider’s website
  • the right to use Provider’s logo in marketing activities; and;
  • a 40% discount on all of Provider’s print editions purchased directly from its website.
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  • punctum books
  • 12 month contract
  • Pricing £1100-£2700
  • Included in Open Book Collective, ScholarLed
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punctum books

punctum books is an independent queer- and scholar-led, community-formed, and peer-reviewed Sparkly Diamond publisher of open access books in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts, and Architecture & Design. Three primary concentrations for punctum are (1) books that shift the paradigm in established disciplines; (2) books that help to create emerging transdisciplinary fields; and (3) books that play in the fields of creatively speculative thought. punctum is especially devoted to authors whose work might not find a home with traditional scholarly presses.

Fees & tiers

punctum books offers a membership package with tiered pricing, as detailed below. Additional tier structures and currencies are available here

Tier structure

TIER

USA

AUS

UK, CANADA & EU (DE, ES, FR, IT, NL)

Tier 1

PhD Granting

10,000+ EFTSL 

10,000+ FTE

Tier 2

MA Granting

0-10,000 EFTSL

5,000-9,999 FTE

Tier 3

BA Granting

0-4,999 FTE
Tier 4 Community & Technical

Fees

TIER

USA

AUS

CANADA

EU

UK

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

3500

2400

1300

3400

2400

3000

1300

1300

2900

2200

1200

2700

1900

1100

Tier 4 700

Contract length

  • 12 months

Benefits

punctum books provides those who support its Membership Package with:

  • full transparency via an annual financial and activity report, in which Provider shares the titles published each year, the activities with which Provider has been involved within the press but also within the larger community of OA publishing, an overview of Provider finances, download stats for e-books, and numbers of print books sold plus income from print edition sales;
  • biannual newsletters with information regarding what Provider has been doing across the landscape of OA books with organizations and other publishers around the development of community-built infrastructures for OA book publishing;
  • a seat on Provider’s Library Advisory Board (librarians who want to opt out of this can do so);
  • abstracting and indexing for all of Provider's ebooks, provided by Directory of Open AccessBooks, EBSCOKnowledge Base, OCLC, and Thoth;
  • CSV, ONIX, KBART, BibTeX, and Crossref DOI catalog formats from Thoth, a community-led metadata management system we helped to develop, as well as for other OA presses who have their catalogs incorporated into Thoth (MARCXML records and other file formats under development);
  • COUNTER-compliant usage statistics & reader metrics, provided by OAPEN Library for whole books and byJSTOR and Project Muse for chapter-level usage;
  • cross-referenced metadata (including DOIs), provided by Crossref;
  • open annotation layer on Provider e-books and e-book chapters, provided by OAPEN Library + Hypothes.is;
  • enhanced editions of all ebooks for blind, seeing-impaired, and print-disabled readers, in compliance with theAmericans with Disabilities Act (ADA), provided with assistive software and devices such as large print interfaces, text-to-speech output, voice- activated input, and refreshable braille displays, in a manner consistent with the WebAccessibility Initiative Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (provided by RNIB Bookshare);
  • long-term preservation, provided by Portico, of Punctum’s e-books and associated metadata;
  • acknowledgment of supporting libraries on Provider’s website
  • the right to use Provider’s logo in marketing activities; and;
  • a 40% discount on all of Provider’s print editions purchased directly from its website.
punctum books icon.
  • punctum books
  • 12 month contract
  • Pricing £1100-£2700
  • Included in Open Book Collective, ScholarLed
Add to Quote

Highlights

Publications

Close to 400 books to date, including imprints and book series produced in an eclectic variety of formats

No. books per year

Typically publishing over 40 books per year

Costs per book

Varying, but around £4500 ($5,500) on average

Core subjects

The humanities, social sciences, fine arts, and architecture & design