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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!


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Hospitality and Tourism in Transition in Central and Eastern Europe: A Comparative Analysis. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAY19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th June 2019.


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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."


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Einstein's Pathway to the Special Theory of Relativity (2nd Edition). To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAY19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th June 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Laura Finley and Matthew Johnson - April 2019 15 April 2019

Laura Finley, PhD, is Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Barry University, USA. She is author, co-author, and editor of twenty books, as well as numerous book chapters and journal articles. She is also a syndicated columnist with PeaceVoice and a contributing author with New Clear Vision. In addition, Dr Finley is actively involved with a number of peace, justice and human rights initiatives.

Matthew Johnson holds an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from Hacettepe University (Turkey) and a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland, where he began his activism organizing against war, poverty, racism, mass incarceration, and gender-based violence. He has published several articles on these topics. He has also served as an educator in a variety of contexts.

Laura and Matthew describe their experience of publishing their hugely socially important book Trumpism: The Politics of Gender in a Post-Propitious America with Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


"I am so very grateful that Cambridge Scholars Publishing agreed several years ago to publish the series Peace Studies: Edges and Innovations, which I am fortunate to co-edit with Dr. Michael Minch, on behalf f the Peace and Justice Studies Association. This important series sheds light on current domestic and global issues, on ways that peace, conflict studies, and other scholars can contribute to social change, the role of students and activists in nonviolent social change movements, and more. I am also terrifically happy to have been able to co-author my first (but I am sure not last!) book with Matthew Johnson, a great friend and amazing colleague. This book was his idea, and thoroughly enjoyed working together and with all the fantastic and diverse contributors.

My interest in the topic comes from my deep dissatisfaction with the Trump presidency. As a long-time activist for peace, justice, human rights and gender equality, it was tremendously upsetting to see a candidate for the highest office in the U.S. who has been accused multiple times of sexual assault and who routinely makes disparaging and misogynistic comments. That such a person could win the presidency is appalling and begs for critical analysis. I believe this book offers some of that, although more is definitely needed. 

I continue to help organize and agitate nonviolently against many social injustices, and the Trump presidency and all that it represents in terms of gender equality and feminism have done nothing but reinforce the need for such efforts. I remain hopeful that the 2018 elections will bring dramatic disruption of the status quo and that the many dedicated activists, advocates and scholars already working on promoting gender equality will ring in a seat-tide of change."


"Trumpism was my first published book, and I have Cambridge Scholars to thank for it. I also have my co-editor to thank, Dr. Laura Finley, who has published through Cambridge Scholars Publishing before and recommended it due to its author-friendly process. It was nice to not only publish a book about a timely and important issue but also to see the finished product reflect the original vision, which dated back to election day 2016 and haunts me slightly less now that I have helped spawn an eloquent response. I wanted voices of those who felt most threatened by the rise of Trump to be represented, and I wanted it to be clear that, despite the media's initial willingness to give Trump 'a chance,' that there was no chance to be given if one supports the rights of women, immigrants, black people, and other marginalized communities. The opposition's worst fears have been realized two years into his administration. 

The book has inspired me to write more and to maintain contact with the contributors, many of whom continue to publish on related subjects. Another project is in the works now that there is less of a knee-jerk reaction to Trump in the United States and more long-term organizing and campaigning toward a more progressive future. #MeToo is perhaps the most powerful response to Trumpism to date, and I plan to conduct my PhD research on its aspirations. I hope to contribute what little I can to this important cause."


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Trumpism: The Politics of Gender in a Post-Propitious America. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAAPR19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th May 2019.


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Meet our Authors: John Anthony Butler - April 2019 11 April 2019

John Anthony Butler holds an MA from the University of Toronto and a PhD from the University of Manitoba, Canada. He has taught at the university level in Canada, Nigeria and Japan, and has published several books on seventeenth-century subjects, including a biography of Richard Cromwell and a translation of Lord Herbert of Chirbury’s De religione gentilium, as well as editions of Sir Thomas Herbert’s Travels and Sir Paul Rycaut’s Present State of the Ottoman Empire.

His latest book is an edition of John Greaves’s Pyramidographia (2018), and he has also published a book of essays on little-known travel-writers, Off the Beaten Track (2017).

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, John has authored Sir Jerome Horsey’s Travels and Adventures


John described his experience with Cambridge Scholars Publishing as wholly positive, chiefly praising the pleasant nature of our staff, the speed and quality of the publishing process as well as recommending us to other scholars.

"I am a retired Professor of English currently living in Canada, who has taught at universities in Canada, Nigeria and Japan. My areas are Early Modern Travel Literature, Asian Studies and the Intellectual History of the Seventeenth Century. Cambridge Scholars Publishing provided me with a chance to publish books which were out of the mainstream academic category, which for me is their greatest asset. They are most definitely not a vanity press, and the courtesy as well as the professionalism of their staff was very much appreciated during the publishing process, which was easy, pleasant and efficient, making the whole experience with them a positive one. They are able to produce an excellent-quality product within a short time (under six months), which should also be a recommendation for authors who need to get into print quickly in order to have material on their CVs. All in all, the experience has been very rewarding, and I would certainly suggest that young scholars give CSP serious consideration."


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Sir Jerome Horsey’s Travels and Adventures. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAAPR19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th May 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Craig R. Smith - March 2019 15 March 2019

Dr Craig R. Smith is a former professor at California State University. He won the Ehninger Award for contributions to rhetorical theory and the Gronbeck Award for research on political communication, both from the National Communication Association. He also won that organization’s Robert O’Neil Award three times for scholarly papers on the First Amendment.

After completing a PhD, Craig taught at San Diego State University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Alabama, where he founded the Communication Studies Department. He also served as a full-time speechwriter for President Gerald Ford, as a consulting writer to George H. W. Bush and as a consultant to CBS News for convention, election, and inaugural coverage. 

He served as founding president of the Freedom of Expression Foundation in Washington, DC from 1983 to 1988. He then became a full Professor at California State University, until he retired in 2015.

He has published 19 books and over 85 scholarly articles.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Craig authored Romanticism, Rhetoric and the Search for the Sublime: A Neo-Romantic Theory for Our Time.


Craig highly recommends Cambridge Scholars Publishing, praising the accommodating and prompt service provided, as well as the polished final product:

“I brought my manuscript on the Romantic Era to Cambridge Scholars Publishing on the recommendation of professors who teach in such diverse fields as English, Romance Languages, and Communication. I have published with many other publishers including university presses and none have surpassed Cambridge Scholars in terms of turn-around times, courtesy and helpfulness.  The final product looks wonderful and has been professionally produced. I would strongly recommend Cambridge Scholars Publishing to any academic with a sound research product.”  


As part of this Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Romanticism, Rhetoric and the Search for the Sublime: A Neo-Romantic Theory for Our TimeTo redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAR19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th April 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Tami Yaguri - March 2019 15 March 2019

Dr Tami Yaguri is an Associate Professor of Philosophy with a PhD from Tel Aviv University. Her dissertation focuses on the Danish philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard. After more than two decades teaching in the philosophy department at Tel Aviv, she now trains advanced existential therapists and expressive arts therapy MA students at the College of Society and the Arts in Israel.

Placing philosophy into practice is one of her passions. She promotes this in public talks on human development, in radio and magazine interviews, and in counselling sessions on meaning in life. She is active in Kierkegaard research, and the author of many scholarly articles and books.

Unraveling Life’s Riddle is newly translated from Hebrew. In Israel, since 2016, it has gone through three editions. The book links theories of life’s meaning from major philosophers and psychologists to both in-depth interviews with persons seeking meaning in their lives and to autobiographical revelations.

Tami describes her experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

“This is the second book that I’ve published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing (CSP). After my very positive experience with the publication of the first book, I didn’t hesitate to engage with CSP for this book. I was even more impressed this time around. The efficiency, speed of production, professionality at every level, has even increased. At each stage of the process I was introduced to the person in charge. Each and every one of them was polite, encouraging and clear in walking me through the process. I wish every author the positive experience of working with such publication house.” 


As part of this month's Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Unraveling Life’s Riddle. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAR19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 15th April 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Hend T. Al-Sudairy - February 2019 15 February 2019

Dr Hend T. Al-Sudairy is a professor of English Literature at the English Department of the College of Languages at Princess Norah University, Saudi Arabia, and Assistant Dean of Admission at Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia. Her areas of interest are cultural dialogue, social and religious issues, identity, the use of technology in education, and translation.

She has published more than 35 journal articles, and has translated many works into Arabic.

A member of several social and scientific associations, she was also the first woman to join the “King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Award for Translation” scientific committee.

Alongside us, Hend has published Modern Woman in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Rights, Challenges, and Achievements, a massively important book that examines what it is to be a woman in Saudi Arabia, past and present, and champions the contributions made by influential Saudi women across history (amongst whose illustrious ranks Hend certainly is a member).

Here, Hend synthesizes her experience working with Cambridge Scholars Publishing: all the way from editing to publication, emphasizing the ease with which it enabled her to engender her book and (happily) her choice to publish with us again in the near future:

"[Before the publication of] my book: Modern Woman in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Rights, Challenges, and Achievements, I was unaware of many technicalities but the staff members have helped me and were ready to answer all my inquiries. They were awesome from editing to layout to publishing. That made it easy for me to complete the required steps to have the book ready. I am now writing my second book which deals with women’s freedom of expression and I have chosen to work with Cambridge Scholars Publishing again. I am happy that they accepted my transcript for publishing and I would recommend it to anyone who seeks my advice."


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Modern Woman in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Rights, Challenges, and Achievements. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAFEB19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 18th March 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Thomas Dylan Daniel - February 2019 15 February 2019

Thomas Dylan Daniel is a free-thinking native Texan philosopher (with a name that could be almost be rearranged to form that of an equally free-thinking native Welsh philosopher-poet). He earned a BA in Philosophy from Southwestern University, USA, in 2008, and an MA in Applied Philosophy and Ethics from Texas State University, USA, in 2015.

Dylan’s career as a philosopher has included a bit of teaching and a number of essays, beginning with a book chapter entitled “The Lexicultural Propagation of Concepts”, published in 2014 in Philosophy of Language, edited by Brian Thomas and a policy piece called “The Need for a Standard Index of Vehicular Pollution Intensity in the United States” in OGEL, in 2015. Dylan has taken up a bit of a biographical bent of late, writing Brief Lives articles for Hermann von Helmholtz and Pierre Hadot for PhilosophyNow! in 2018 and 2016, respectively. Most recently, a piece popularizing Robert Pirsig’s work called “A Critical Reading of Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” was picked up by Archive Humanitas in early 2019.

Formal Dialectics is a postmodernism-inspired reframing of the very structure of rational thought, an attempt to clarify our understanding of the formal limits of reason. As Dylan’s first full-length work, this ambitious project has been warmly received by a number of critics for its scope, its power, and its vision. As it sits at the intersection of philosophy of mind and philosophy of language, Formal Dialectics deals with large concepts efficiently, ultimately laying out an effective analogy from Kurt Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem to apply the same sort of scope limitation to all of spoken or written language.

According to Dylan:

"Working with Cambridge Scholars Publishing has truly changed my perception of the process of writing a book for the better. My first book was self-published by Amazon, and the comparison is one-sided: every step of the process has been made better in every way by CSP. Their polite staff, wide range of academic discussion topics, and global reach were all extremely impressive. The peer review process for the book was seamless, effective, and organized entirely by the publisher, who reached out to scholars on the Editorial Advisory Board for my subject on my behalf. Having completed this process, the publication moved forward extremely quickly in a most satisfactory way. The cover design, the final proofing, and the actual print run all happened extremely quickly and the staff has bent over backwards to get the word out about the book. The contract is also extremely reasonable for an academic work, and I will certainly be in touch with them when it comes time to publish my next work."


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Dylan's Formal Dialectics. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAFEB19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 18th March 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Nathan M. Szajnberg - January 2019 14 January 2019

Nathan M. Szajnberg was the Sigmund Freud Professor of Psychoanalysis at the Hebrew University.  He was also the Wallerstein Research Fellow in Psychoanalysis (2005-2016) and has received two NIMH awards, the first in adolescent psychiatry and the second in infant psychiatry, as well as the Ticho Award.  His work concentrates on development, attachment and psychoanalysis, including its aesthetic aspects.  A graduate of the University of Chicago College and Medical School, he also completed training in General Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry and later in Psychoanalysis. His major personal influences include Bruno Bettelheim, Peter Giovacchini, and Robert Wallerstein.  

He has published across a wide variety of genres including biographies, empirically researched original work, and novels. His first book published with us, Jacob and Joseph, Judaism’s Architects and Birth of the Ego Idealstudies the ancient Hebrew story of Joseph and Jacob through the lens of modern psychology, and in doing so presents a study which not only tackles the past but grapples with its relevancy for the present.

Nathan describes his first experience publishing with Cambridge Scholars as such:

“Cambridge Scholars Publishing has been a refreshing experience.  From the moment they accepted my manuscript, I have been impressed with their professionalism, concern for accuracy, and the demanding quality of their copyediting and overall design. They also have been open to my participation in designing the book cover.  Their peer review has been efficient, yet to the highest scholarly standards.  Scholarly publishing is challenging. Yet Cambridge Scholars makes the experience lively and with a dedicated group of professionals from the acquisitions editor to the designer to marketing. 

I am grateful to Cambridge Scholars and hope to continue to work with them. I believe that readers expect the highest intellectual, scholarly standards and accuracy from them.  As a psychoanalyst, I am honoured to join their ranks.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Nathan’s latest book, Jacob and Joseph, Judaism’s Architects and Birth of the Ego Ideal. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJAN19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 15th February 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Dr Mayako Shimamoto - January 2019 14 January 2019

Dr Mayako Shimamoto is a Visiting Fellow at the Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Japan. After receiving a PhD in American History from Osaka University in 2012, a summary of her dissertation was published in the Journal of American Studies from the American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK) in 2013. As a historian, she also co-authored the Historical Dictionary of Japanese Foreign Policy, published in the US in 2015. Her current research focus is Japan’s nuclear policy in the context of US-Japan relations.

Henry A. Wallace’s Criticism of America’s Atomic Monopoly, 1945-1948 is the first book Dr Shimamoto has published with Cambridge Scholars. This book presents a biographical account of one of the most important individuals of the 20th century and emphasises both his commitment to peace and his influence on the outcome of the fraught post-war era.

Here is Dr Shimamoto on her first experience of publishing with us:


“When I received an email from Cambridge Scholars Publishing, it was an amazing surprise. This gave me great joy and encouragement, as my dissertation, a full description and criticism of America’s atomic policy, was neglected by a US publisher, but CSP did not. How generous and fair! The process of formatting and editing the manuscripts has been smooth, and moreover, the CSP artistic designer produced a wonderful dust cover for me. Thanks to CSP’s efforts, I have recently found that libraries of US universities are holding my book, including Amazon Japan which has started to market the book on their website!”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Henry A. Wallace’s Criticism of America’s Atomic Monopoly, 1945-1948. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJAN19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 15th February 2019.

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