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Meet our Authors: Boštjan Videmšek 14 October 2019

"Boštjan Videmšek is much more than one of the leading journalists and reporters of his generation […] The deep engagement of his writing makes him a kind of living fossil: they simply do not produce journalists and non-fiction writers like him anymore."

- Slavoj Žižek

The above words from Žižek reveal one of the main strengths of Boštjan Videmšek’s work: the profound engagement of his prose. This engagement no doubt stems from his personal experiences over the past two decades – whether from the Mosul front in Iraq or from the border of South Sudan and Uganda in 2017, Boštjan has reported on all of the major global conflicts of the 21st century. His articles and stories have been published in The New York Times, Politico, Le Figaro, Der Spiegel, Aftenposten, El Periodico, the Sydney Morning Herald, Middle East Eye, and Atlantic Post, among others.

In addition to his war-correspondence, the Slovenian born journalist is also an author, playwright, and ultra-marathon runner. He has written multiple books about wars, conflicts, migration, refugees, the Arab Spring, and the Greek financial crisis, including his most recent text published with Cambridge Scholars: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Humanity: A Book of Reportage. It is a timely and above all necessary book, which combines the dying art of reportage with an insightful and humanistic examination of the defining socio-political issues of our era.

After 20 years of war-correspondence, his desire to explore what defines our times has prompted Boštjan to completely re-focus his work. His current literary and journalistic output centres on what he calls “our common and ultimate front line”: the climate crisis.


Boštjan wrote the following about publishing the work with Cambridge Scholars:

“My experience with Cambridge Scholars Publishing was super smooth, effective and free(d) of any kind of usual (pre)publishing stress. Working with the editors was rewarding. Not a second was lost. I would recommend CSP to all authors who are looking for a 100% reliable and fantastically responsive publisher with a strong personal touch.”


As part of the ‘Meet Our Authors’ campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Dispatches from the Frontlines of Humanity. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAOCT19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th November 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Michael Baum 14 October 2019

“One of Britain’s most distinguished surgeons; a lifetime of experience and empathy makes him the ideal guide and advisor.”

- Marcelle Bernstein

Professor Michael Baum is an internationally acclaimed surgeon who has held Chairs of Surgery at such prestigious institutions as Kings College London, the Institute of Cancer Research, UK, and University College London. His numerous innovations and achievements in advancing the treatment of breast cancer across half a century have earned him the Skinner Medal (awarded by the Royal College of Radiologists), the Gold Medal (of the International College of Surgeons) and the Ernest Miles Medal (from the Royal College of Surgeons).

Throughout his illustrious career, he has written and edited seven books and over 500 papers on cancer, the philosophy of science and the medical humanities. He has also written two novels, and, since retiring, has retrained as a painter, working from a studio in his attic.

His most recent publication is The History and Mystery of Breast Cancer, which was released by Cambridge Scholars in August 2019. Provoked by two instances of breast cancer in his family—one tragic and one positive—the book is a fascinating story that touches on the history of medicine, the philosophy of science, and the introduction of the humanities into medical education. He uses his vast experience to answer many of the most pressing questions about the disease. It is “intensely personal yet contains sophisticated science”, notes Dr Margaret Spittle OBE: “the book deserves a wide audience.”

Professor Baum was a recent guest on the Liz Earle Wellbeing podcast, where he spoke about the book and breast cancer more generally. You can listen to the podcast by following this link.


Below, he describes his experience of working with Cambridge Scholars:

“I have published many books over the years, linked to my academic interests, as should not be surprising for a Professor at University College London. Not all of these were easy or happy journeys. In contrast, my experience with Cambridge Scholars has been like a walk in the park. My new book, The History and Mystery of Breast Cancer is, in my own words, a difficult book to categorise. It’s an attempt to introduce a difficult subject for the education of both medical students and the lay public. It is not meant as a self-help handbook, there are too many of these, but as a way of introducing the concepts of medical humanities and the arts in order to appreciate the tragic history of breast cancer, [and] to explain the complexity of the challenge. Furthermore, much of it is semi-biographical. By chance, no sooner had I finished the task [than] one of the editors of Cambridge Scholars approached me with an opening for the publication of a controversial book. Thereafter, the process proceeded like a well-oiled machine. The team agreed that this was an important book and I was allocated editorial staff and a skilled design team. We all worked well together and the final product was available within 6 months. It is an object of beauty that makes me proud.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on The History and Mystery of Breast Cancer. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAOCT19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th November 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Bartłomiej Biegajło - September 2019 15 August 2019

Bartłomiej Biegajło is an early-stage researcher working within the field of translation studies. His interests span from linguistics and literature to cultural studies. He is especially interested in carrying out research within the framework of Natural Semantic Metalanguage—a powerful tool for investigating the meanings of words. Recently, he has been drawn into research related to legal studies seen from the perspective of linguistics and translation studies. He is an Associate Professor at Siedlce University, Poland, where he teaches a variety of subjects related primarily to translation studies. He has published a number of articles, and this is his first book, based on his PhD thesis defended at the University of Warsaw in December 2015.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Bartłomiej has authored Totalitarian (In)Experience in Literary Works and Their Translations: Between East and West.

Bartłomiej describes his experience of working with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

“This is the first time I am publishing a major monograph at a major publishing house. The experience I had with Cambridge Scholars Publishing was an all-round positive cooperation. All the competent people working there guided me through every single step of the publication process and they were all extremely helpful with the suggestions and prompts in an attempt to ensure a quality result. It obviously testifies enormously to their practical experience and hands-on approach. I would especially point to the reviewers who stood out as a team of highly meticulous readers offering their remarks and corrections in a very professional manner. I will definitely return to Cambridge Scholars Publishing in the future.”


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Meet our Authors: Nils Clausson - September 2019 15 August 2019

Nils Clausson is Professor Emeritus at the University of Regina (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada), where he taught from 1984 to 2014. He specialized in Victorian and early twentieth-century British literature. One of the courses he taught was a history of detective fiction, which led to his book on the fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle, a study shortlisted for the 2019 H. R. F. Keating Award. Writers on which he has published articles include Benjamin Disraeli, Matthew Arnold, H. G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, D. H. Lawrence, and Arthur Conan Doyle. His non-academic interests include theatre, and that passion led him to direct several plays for Regina Little Theatre (an amateur community theatre) in the 2000s.  

Nils' literary criticism also includes over 35 articles on Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, G. K. Chesterton, Siegfried Sassoon, George Orwell, and Wilfred Owen, as well as on such topics as genre theory, detective fiction, the poetry of the Great War, and fin-de-siècle aestheticism. His articles on Conan Doyle have appeared in The Victorian Newsletter, Journal of Narrative Theory, English Literature in Transition, and the Journal of Popular Culture.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Nils has authored Arthur Conan Doyle’s Art of Fiction: A Revaluation.


Nils outlined his experience working with Cambridge Scholars Publishing in the following words:

“I have found my relationship with Cambridge Scholars a rewarding and satisfying one. The editors provided guidance at every stage of the publishing process, and were quick to respond to my queries. I have no hesitation in recommending CSP, especially to first-time authors who may find the publishing process a little daunting.” 


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Arthur Conan Doyle’s Art of Fiction: A Revaluation. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOASEP19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th October 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Claudio Costa - July 2019 12 July 2019

Claudio Costa received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Konstanz, Germany. He is currently Full Professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, keeping in touch with the international philosophical community by means of numerous sabbaticals at the University of California, Berkeley, Oxford, München, Göteborg, and the École Normale Supérieure, among others.

One of Claudio's main publication in English is The Philosophical Inquiry (2002), which develops a general theory on the nature of philosophy. His most important publications in international journals of philosophy over the last fifteen years have been extensively revised for publication in his book, Lines of Thought: Rethinking Philosophical Assumptions (2014)

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Claudio has authored Lines of Thought: Rethinking Philosophical Assumptions and Philisophical Semantics: Reintergrating Theoretical Philosophy.


Claudio explains his reasons for choosing to publish with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, emphasising that the fair and responsible way in which authors are treated has led him to return and publish a second title with us:

It is often difficult for an outsider from a developing country to publish in the hierarchical traditional system of academic publishers in the  USA and UK, particularly in a highly abstract field like analytic philosophy. A few great publishers have acquired a near monopoly in a market where standards of value have long since been decided from above, and even the work of evaluating outsiders’ projects is rejected as too insignificant to concern major insiders. However, knowledge is becoming increasingly globalized, which means that good ideas can emerge from a wide range of unexpected sources. In my case, I believe I have found something new and relevant, which is my effort to find a more systematic way to work with theoretical philosophy that is indifferent to the impositions of the mainstream. CSP was receptive to my project from the start. And it gave me the necessary freedom to develop my views with the generous assistance of their staff. The printing was of the best quality, and I was encouraged to choose my cover art. I was able to decide what I wanted, and the final design and layout improved the covers aesthetically in a most professional manner. Because of its competence and an unbiased approach to meeting the demands of the publishing market, CSP is making a name for itself as an important platform for the spread of new ideas in the English-speaking world."



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Meet our Authors: Monty Agarwal - July 2019 12 July 2019

Monty Agarwal has over two decades of experience at some of the largest banks and hedge funds in the world, trading interest rate derivatives, currencies and commodities. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Pennsylvania in 1990 and received an MBA in Finance and Economics from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago in 1996. He is the author of The Future of Hedge Fund Investing (2009) and several articles, including “A Mathematical Approach to Stock Investing” and “Constructing a Robust Absolute Return Portfolio”.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Monty has authored Enslavement, Persisting through our Political Economy

Monty describes his experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

My experience in publishing with Cambridge Scholars has been a very positive one. From the start of the relationship which began with the signing of the contract to the end which included editing, proofreading, pagination, cover art, and marketing I worked with several different professionals at Cambridge Scholars. Each and every one of these individuals was well-trained, highly professional, and well experienced in their field. I am glad that four years of my work in preparing this manuscript has finally come to fruition in the form of a published book. Having published books with other publishers around the world as well, I would have absolutely no reservation in recommending Cambridge Scholars to both aspiring as well as established authors."


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Meet our Authors: Chima Osakwe - June 2019 14 June 2019

Chima Osakwe received his PhD with a specialization in postcolonial literatures from the University of Toronto. His publications have appeared in various scholarly journals including ARIEL, Journal of African Literature Association, Modern Drama and Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, among others. He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the English Department of York University, Canada.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Chima has authored The Revolutionary Drama and Theatre of Femi Osofisan.

Chima describes his experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

“Publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing is an experience I will always recall with pride. The personnel at Cambridge Scholars gave my manuscript their diligent attention, responded to my inquiries with minimum delay and were very respectful in their choice of language during our entire correspondence. Cambridge Scholars blends efficiency with professionalism in a commendable fashion. I proudly recommend this publishing outfit to any author with an interest in academic publication."


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Meet our Authors: Farhad Malekian - June 2019 14 June 2019

Farhad Malekian is a Persian-Swedish leading authority in substantive criminal law, international criminal law, comparative international criminal law and criminal justice. His works have been used as course literature across the world. He was recognised by L’Association Internationale de Droit Penal as one of the “leaders in the field of international criminal law” in the twentieth century.

Farhad has been a distinguished leading authority on comparative international criminal law and procedure since 1992. He is the author of twenty books and a plethora of articles, which have been recommended sources and reading literature in law faculties from Europe to Vietnam.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Farhad has authored, co-authored or co-edited nine books. His most recent three books are;  Allegation by Political LaunderingClassical Morality in International Peremptory Criminal Law, and Corpus Juris of Islamic International Criminal Justice.


Farhad explains his reasons for choosing to publish with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, emphasising the freedom that authors have throughout the whole publishing process:

“I should like to start by conveying my sense of great honour which Cambridge Scholars Publishing has given me by inviting me to write my thoughts about the process of publishing a book with them. Cambridge Scholars Publishing have respected my writing and, without interference, have permitted me to freely lay bare my creative understanding of the relevant legal discipline.

There are publishers which may have different policies regarding publication, but with CSP one feels free of different restrictive ties and I have been able to develop my creative ideas with complete support from the publishing side. This not only includes the time schedule, but also continued communication with the author and necessary cooperation about the process of adoption of the work throughout the different levels of progress.  In addition, the publisher fully understands that it is solely the writer who is responsible for the metaphysics of the work and certainly not the publisher.  Otherwise, any judgments would be unjust. This means that CSP entirely respects the principles of freedom of expression.

Having thought much about the publisher’s function in our living academic world, I am confident in the ability of CSP to bring the voice and the message of the author to each relevant individual in the world. I also invite all good lawyers who care for the process of publishing - which is as equal as the process of writing a manuscript - to submit to CSP and consequently promote their work.”


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Meet our Authors: Maria Vodenska - May 2019 14 May 2019

Prof. Maria Vodenska received her Master’s degree in Geography of Tourism from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Geology and Geography, in 1974, and her PhD from Moscow Academy of Sciences in 1978. She has worked at the “Geography of Tourism Department” of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” from 1979-2017 and was heading the department in the period 1994-1999. In 1994-2003 she was consecutively Deputy Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Geology and Geography. From 2011 to 2015 Prof. Vodenska was the Deputy Chairperson of the Sofia University’s General Assembly. Now she is a Professor at the International Business School-Botevgrad in Bulgaria. She has over 100 research papers and books, mainly in Bulgarian and English.

In 2018 she was a part of the Editorial team and also a contributor to a book published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing under the title Traditions and Innovations in Contemporary Tourism. This book presents significant theoretical and empirical approaches towards various hospitality and tourism aspects concerning both traditions and innovations in tourism development.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Maria has most recently edited Hospitality and Tourism in Transition in Central and Eastern Europe: A Comparative Analysis.


Maria explains her reasons for choosing to publish with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, emphasising the efficient nature of our work, and the special attention given to her as an author and editor:

Cambridge Scholars contacted our Tourism Department at Sofia University in 2017 and offered to publish selected papers of our international 50 anniversary conference. The reason we decided to accept the offer was that it promoted itself as an ‘upmarket’ niche publisher and that was what we were looking for for our contributors. The process of handling the legal side (contracts, agreements, etc.) was extremely quick and efficient and the production process was conducted in an efficient and pleasantly friendly manner. The editorial guidance given to us has always combined with support and encouragement. In the earliest stages the editorial team put me on the right track, and provided assistance that was valuable. I especially appreciated the prompt replies whenever we had any queries concerning the manuscript, e.g. its layout, scope, or any other particular section like the cover design.

As a result of our joint and good productive work I was invited by CSP to become a member of the Advisory Board of Travel and Tourism Management and the Advisory Board of Sociology of Leisure and Tourism and Travel books.

Later in 2018 I offered another international book for publication by CSP. The proposal was gladly accepted and we enjoyed the same satisfactory process of going through all publication stages. Texts were checked very thoroughly, and often sent back to authors with explicit comments to make sure they meet the highest standards of publication. Questions were answered promptly and special concerns of mine were adequately handled.

I am really glad I chose to publish with Cambridge Scholars and I plan to continue this fruitful collaboration. I am pleased and would recommend them to other scholars without hesitation!


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Meet our Authors: Galina Weinstein - May 2019 14 May 2019

Dr Galina Weinstein specializes in the work of Albert Einstein and in the history and philosophy of the Special and General Theories of Relativity. She is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Haifa, Israel. She has received several prestigious awards in recent years, including a GIF (German Israeli Foundation for Research) grant to conduct extended research in the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Haifa, and several post-doctoral fellowships. She worked as an invited Guest Research Associate in REHSEIS at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, and in the Center for Einstein Studies at Boston University, USA.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Galina has authored Einstein's Pathway to the Special Theory of Relativity (2nd Edition).

Galina describes her experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

"It is my pleasure to write this recommendation on behalf of Cambridge Scholars. I believe any scholar will enjoy publishing their book with Cambridge Scholars. They showed kindness from the very first contact with me shortly after I was in search of a publisher for my first book. For my second manuscript, it was clear to me that Cambridge Scholars would be the right publisher, capable of creating a perfect academic book (book manuscripts were already reviewed before signing the contract). Cambridge Scholars' workers have impressed me with their flexibility and understanding of the marketing process. Future writers should feel confident that their manuscripts will be published on time and with consistent quality. In the typesetting process, the workers were thorough but prompt, clean and sharp in their execution. They have paid close attention to details and were ready to reformulate until the desired effect was achieved."


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