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Meet our Authors: Clara Sarmento - November 2018 14 November 2018

Clara Sarmento holds a PhD in Portuguese Culture and an MA in Anglo-American Studies, and is Director of the Centre for Intercultural Studies of the Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal, where she develops her research on intercultural theories and representations. She is a tenured Professor and the Director of Master’s programs in Specialized Translation and in Intercultural Studies for Business at the same university, and is the recipient of the American Club of Lisbon Award for Academic Merit and the Portuguese Centre for Social Studies Award for Young Social Scientists.


Clara is one of Cambridge Scholars’ most prolific and active authors. She is the author or editor of six books, and her seventh book, provisionally entitled Cultural Tourism and Heritage in Northern Portugal, is expected to be released in 2020.

Not only this, Clara is a frequent contributor to our Recommended Reads campaigns, and is a trusted reviewer and member of our Anthropology Editorial Advisory Board. For more information about her, please click here.


Clara outlines her reasons for, and experiences of, working with Cambridge Scholars:

“As the founder and director of the Centre for Intercultural Studies of the Polytechnic of Porto, Cambridge Scholars Publishing was my natural choice for the international dissemination of scientific outputs while, back in 2006, working to establish what is now a reputed research centre.

My personal experience of having books published with Cambridge Scholars, both as a single author and as the editor of volumes with contributions from all over the world, is excellent, and I strongly recommend them to anyone wishing to have their work distributed, sold and reviewed worldwide, as has happened with all of my six books. Other leading authors in the blooming field of Intercultural Studies also publish with Cambridge Scholars, particularly because they welcome groundbreaking approaches that actually defy and transform conservative, patriarchal and Eurocentric academia. This is a publisher that pushes limits, brings about epistemological changes, and opens up new spaces for free discussion and independent research. 

I consider Cambridge Scholars to be one the most influential and innovative counter powers in the academic publishing world. Their books are placed worldwide on virtual bookstores within a couple of days of their publication, and I also emphasise the aesthetical quality of the books themselves, especially the attention given to the design of the cover. And last but not least, their employees, with their remarkable kindness and professionalism, guide us, the authors, in every stage of the publishing process and beyond.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Clara’s latest book, The Imagery of Writing in the Early Works of Paul Auster: From Stones to Books. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOANOV18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th December 2018.

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Meet our Authors: Myrna Santos - November 2018 14 November 2018

Myrna Santos has taught English, ESOL, and writing at Nova Southeastern University and Florida Atlantic University, both in the USA. With Cambridge Scholars, in 2015 she published An Introvert in an Extrovert World: Essays on the Quiet Ones, a book which was one of the first to take seriously the challenges faced by introverts in an increasingly extroverted world. Following her academic career, she is now the owner and director of English Made Easy, a school of language and culture in Coral Springs, Florida.

Three years after the publication of her first book, Myrna has now returned to Cambridge Scholars with her second book, entitled Handmaids, Tributes, and Carers: Dystopian Females’ Roles and Goals. This book places a spotlight on the place of women in various dystopian and futuristic popular media, with The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Happiness Patrol all featuring.

Myrna explains her reasons for first working with Cambridge Scholars, and why she returned to publish her second book:


“I believe in the power of the written word.  I believe in its ability to stimulate and generate feelings in people that can be achieved in no other way.  So, I imagine it follows that I have always wanted to be a writer; I express my feelings best through writing. When it came to publishing my first book, I selected Cambridge Scholars Publishing from among several offers, and I am very pleased that I did so.

From the beginning the whole process, from my author liaisons to my editors, advisors, and cover designers, has been amazing. I cannot imagine the procedure being smoother or more pleasant, and it is purely because of the people with whom I have worked. Everything works as a well-oiled machine; when one process is completed, the staff at Cambridge Scholars immediately move you forward to the next one. There were never agonising delays when you, the author, would have to wait endless amounts of time to try and figure out what was going on. This uncertainty has never happened to me with either of the books that I have published with Cambridge Scholars.

I would absolutely recommend Cambridge Scholars Publishing to any aspiring author, and I hope to work with them again in the future.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Handmaids, Tributes, and Carers: Dystopian Females’ Roles and Goals. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOANOV18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th December 2018.


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Meet our Authors - Jun Zhou and Gail Taylor 25 October 2018

Professor Jun Zhou is a member of the Expert Committee of the China Fashion and Color Association, an Honorary Director of the China Fashion and Color Association Council, and Director of the Zhenjiang Textile Industry Research Institute. He is also a member of the Editorial Board for the Encyclopedia of China Third Edition (Color Roll), a consultant at the Color Center of the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, and Honorary Professor of the Beijing Institute of Fashion. He has been engaged in research on traditional Chinese color culture, popular color, and color design for more than 40 years, and has published dozens of papers in leading journals at home and abroad, such as Clothing Guide, Textile Report, and Jiangsu Textile.

In 1990, he was the only Chinese contributor to The Color Compendium with a chapter on traditional Chinese color, and he published Visual Communication Color Design with China Youth Publishing House in 2008. In 2016, he was invited by the Chinese Academy of Art to give a special lecture on Chinese traditional color research, and his paper on the modern applications of Chinese traditional color languages was included in the proceedings of the 2016 Chinese Traditional Color Theory Research Symposium, published by the Literature and Art Publishing House in November 2016. He has also contributed to the Chinese encyclopedia Color Roll. More recently, Professor Zhou has been invited to give lectures on Chinese traditional color culture and fashion by the Jilin Academy of Art and the Organizing Committee of the Central Plains Fashion Week. 

For his newest book with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Professor Zhou partnered with Professor Gail Taylor, resulting in the release of The Language of Color in China in August 2018. Dr Taylor is Adjunct Professor at Donghua University, China, and specializes in the fields of culture and costume studies, the practice of fashion design, innovative strategies, and fashion communication. She has decades of experience in fashion and textile design, and is both editor of the Research Journal of Textile and Apparel and regional editor of the Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management. Her publications explore fashion, textiles, ecology and sustainability, e-business and contemporary issues.

Together, Professor Zhou and Professor Taylor reflect on their experiences of working with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:


“Publishing our book The Language of Color in China with Cambridge Scholars was both an active and dynamic experience for us, and it was clear to us that they were committed to providing a forward-thinking publishing service that champions original thinking. This was especially so since our book is the first to introduce and explain Chinese traditional color culture from a period of over 5000 years of world history. This was a new research topic in the global arena and in the language of color use worldwide, and our work is of particular interest for those involved in the exchange of colors and cultures between East and West.

Cambridge Scholars’ editorial team and management staff were consistently professional, highly supportive, and efficient throughout the entire process. Particularly in the editing and typesetting of illustrations, the pre-press team worked closely with us to obtain exquisite color visual effects in our images. We greatly admire their courage to explore new research fields, to test new research findings, and to give readers more options in different fields of academic research. In this regard, Cambridge Scholars is truly a leader in new disciplines and in new research. It is therefore not surprising that they have become the preferred publishers for some of the world’s leading scholars in various fields.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering a 50% discount on The Language of Color in China. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOACHINA18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th November 2018.


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Meet our Authors: Santiago Sia - October 2018 11 October 2018

Santiago Sia was Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy of Milltown Institute at the National University of Ireland prior to his retirement. Author and editor of several books and articles, and an international lecturer, he was previously Professor of Philosophy and Director of Ethical Studies for several years at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA. His specialised fields are the philosophy of religion, ethics, and interdisciplinary studies. In addition, he has been closely associated with the academic and research programmes of various universities and professional institutions in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Santiago is one of Cambridge Scholars’ most prolific and renowned authors, with titles such as Society in its Challenges: Philosophical Considerations of Living in Society (2014), This Deep Pierian Spring: An Account of the Human Quest for Meaning (2016), and most recently The Christian Message as Vision and Mission: Philosophical Considerations of its Significance (2017). His books eschew traditional divides between philosophy, fiction, poetry, and academic writing, and are consistently and positively reviewed in journals around the world.


Santiago reflects on his ongoing experiences of working with Cambridge Scholars:

“Publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing has been, for me, a most positive and highly energising experience. The editorial team and administrative staff have always been thoroughly professional, highly supportive and invariably efficient. One can always rely on their prompt attention to queries and requests. While insisting on the traditional high standards for scholarly publications and on rigorous peer review they have also been encouraging of innovative methods and in the imaginative content of one’s academic output. Scholarship demands selective productivity, but it also expects courage to forge into new territories, to test less familiar fields, and to gather together one’s findings so as to share them with others.  In this respect, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, living up to their name as publishers of scholarship, have shown themselves to be reliable guides and intrepid leaders. Not surprisingly, therefore, they have continued to be the publishers of choice for a number of established scholars in various fields throughout the world.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on both the hardback and paperback variants of Santiago’s latest book, The Christian Message as Vision and Mission: Philosophical Considerations of its Significance. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAOCT18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th November 2018.

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Meet our Authors: Anna Gadd Colombi - October 2018 11 October 2018

A former professional swimmer, Anna Gadd Colombi has been teaching and coordinating units of Translation Studies, Italian Studies and Spanish Studies at The University of Western Australia since 2012, and is a NAATI certified translator from English into Italian. She attended Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, and Universidad Complutense de Madrid whilst competing internationally. After her BA and MA studies, from 2011 to 2015 she held a scholarship for doctoral studies at The University of Western Australia, where she completed a thesis in Italian Studies and Translation Studies. In doing so, she attended and presented at translation and language teaching and learning conferences in Australia, Europe and Canada.

In July of this year, she published her maiden monograph with Cambridge Scholars, entitled Translation as Criticism: Elizabeth Jolley's Mr Scobie's Riddle. A revised version of her doctoral thesis, the book is an in-depth analysis of the themes, places, characters and voices of the novelist Elizabeth Jolley’s acclaimed Mr Scobie’s Riddle.

Publishing your first book can be a daunting endeavour, and Anna explains her experiences of working with Cambridge Scholars on hers:


"I came across Cambridge Scholars Publishing through a colleague in the School of Italian Studies at The University of Western Australia. My colleague showed me his recently published doctoral thesis, which is a milestone for many young academics. Soon after completing my own PhD in Italian Studies and Translation Studies I received an email from Cambridge Scholars and decided to review my thesis to create a manuscript on translation as criticism, as analysis of an existing work, in particular, on Elizabeth Jolley’s Mr Scobie’s Riddle. I am incredibly happy I went with Cambridge Scholars Publishing as they were very attentive and punctual throughout the publishing process.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Translation as Criticism: Elizabeth Jolley's Mr Scobie's Riddle. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAOCT18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th November 2018.

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Meet our Authors: Tetiana Dombrovan - September 2018 12 September 2018

Tetiana Dombrovan is Professor at Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University, Ukraine, where she teaches English grammar, the history of the English language, and linguistic synergetics. She received her PhD in the grammatical classification of the English verb and her DSc in the synergetic modelling of English language development from Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University in 1996 and 2014, respectively.

In February 2018, Tetiana published her first book with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, An Introduction to Linguistic SynergeticsThe book is an explication of a new multidisciplinary approach to language studies that views human language as an open, dynamic, non-linear, and self-organising system.

Special emphasis is laid on a variety of change rates on different language levels, and as a result the book sheds new light on language development and permits better descriptions of phase transitions, or reconfigurations, of language as a synergetic megasystem.


Tetiana describes her experience of working with Cambridge Scholars, having previously published a number of books with other publishers:

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Cambridge Scholars Publishing for their warm welcome, politeness, and patience throughout the whole process of turning my manuscript into a wonderful book.  It was a great pleasure to work with CSP, indeed, from the very beginning. The team are dedicated, helpful, understanding, and extremely professional, making each stage of the publication process extremely pleasant and seamless. I am sincere in saying that the publishing process has been beyond all of my expectations, as I have already published three books with other publishers.  I must say, CSP is the best and I am happy to recommend Cambridge Scholars Publishing to all of my colleagues.  I wish all the best to CSP and look forward to further cooperation.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Tetiana’s book, An Introduction to Linguistic Synergetics. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOASEP18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th October 2018.


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Meet our Authors: Kleio Akrivou - September 2018 12 September 2018

Kleio Akrivou is Associate Professor of Business Ethics and Organisational Behaviour at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School in the United Kingdom. She is also Visiting Scholar at the University of Navarra’s institutes for Business and Humanism and Culture and Society in Spain. She holds a PhD with a cross-disciplinary focus on moral psychology, adult learning and development, and behavioural science from Case Western Reserve University in the United States. Kleio’s current work focuses on non-representational theories of knowledge and how to approach and understand the self and action, with the aim of integrating moral psychology with classical philosophical works on the self, knowing, and life.

In May of this year Kleio published The Inter-Processual Self: Towards a Personalist Virtue Ethics Proposal for Human Agency with Cambridge Scholars, alongside her co-authors José Víctor Orón Semper and Germán Scalzo. The book showcases her current interdisciplinary research, defending a personalist approach to ethics through an analysis of self and action.

Kleio reflects on her experience of working with Cambridge Scholars on the book:


"My co-authors and I worked very harmoniously with CSP in the production of our book. I found that all steps of the work involved (from the final editing of the book to typesetting, cover design, and marketing) to be of high quality in both the process and in terms of the eventual outcome.  I am impressed with the discrete albeit respectful way we have been supported in marketing and communicating the new book to various audiences.  Academics in various disciplines may work for years or even decades to bring a theoretically rigorous and practically relevant new idea or theory to life. The work we do is so dense and intensive that we often lack the experience or a tacit understanding of how to increase our visibility and reach different audiences who may truly benefit by becoming aware of our work. I was impressed by how CSP has been an immensely valuable collaborative partner in this effort of ours, and I am very thankful to all CSP team members for their personal work and the ongoing support they provide to us." 


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on The Inter-Processual Self: Towards a Personalist Virtue Ethics Proposal for Human Agency. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOASEP18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th October 2018.


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Meet our Authors: Ejike Udeogu - August 2018 07 August 2018

Dr Ejike Udeogu is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of East London’s School of Business and Law, where he also currently serves as the BSc (Hons) Economics programme director. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics, a postgraduate degree in financial management and a doctoral degree in economics. Before turning to academia, he worked as a statistical analyst for over five years in the public sector. His research focuses on a wide range of economic issues including the economics of imperialism and capitalism, financialisation, capital accumulation and economic development. Ejike is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

After a number of publications in journals such as African Political Economy, Ejike published his first book with Cambridge Scholars in 2018, entitled Financialisation, Capital Accumulation and Economic Development in Nigeria: A Critical Perspective.

Criticising the approaches of previous scholars and drawing on Africanist writers and post-Marxists such as Giovanni Arrighi, the book has been described by Uzochukwu Amakom, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nigeria, as a must-read for “anyone who intends to understand the issues facing Nigeria and the way everything went wrong for a country once regarded as the giant of Africa.” 


Now that his book is published, Ejike reflects on his experiences of working with Cambridge Scholars: 

“My experience publishing with Cambridge Scholars has been wonderful. The service and assistance provided has been excellent. The process, starting with the initial contract signing to finalising the manuscript for printing, has been seamless and straightforward. I found, in particular, the support from the editors, the proof-readers and the cover designers very professional and excellent. They all provided timely and helpful advice that contributed immensely to the completion of my book and preparation for its launch. In sum, I am really pleased with the knowledge and expertise of Cambridge Scholars' staff. For a first time writer, they made publishing a book, which initially felt even more daunting than writing one, a really pleasant experience for me. I will definitely be recommending Cambridge Scholars to my colleagues and would not hesitate to use them again in the future.”


As part of our Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering readers a 50% discount on Financialisation, Capital Accumulation and Economic Development in Nigeria: A Critical Perspective. Please click here and use the discount code MOAAUG18 when checking out. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th September 2018.

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Meet our Authors: Despoina N. Feleki - August 2018 07 August 2018

Despoina N. Feleki is an independent researcher and appointed English Educator in Greece. She holds a PhD in Contemporary American Studies and an MA in Studies in European Literature and Culture. She lectures on the intersections between textuality and digitality, and how these affect literary and educational practices.  Her latest scientific interests revolve around contemporary Anglophone fiction, new media studies and popular cultural productions, investigating their effect on both readers’ and learners’ consciousness. Feleki presents her research in national and international conferences and is a regular review contributor to the online European Journal of American Studies. Her published articles have also appeared in numerous academic journals.   

In February of this year, Despoina’s monograph entitled Stephen King in the New Millennium: Gothic Mediations on New Writing Materialities, was published by Cambridge Scholars. The book is an exciting exploration of how the great horror writer has adapted to the world of digital print, probing King’s new ‘toolbox’ and how he has utilised it in the New Millenium. In addition, the book does not begin and end with King's writing - instead, it explores his media presence, internet forums, and even his videogame Discordia. The result is a compelling analysis of the entwining of the literary and the technological in King's recent output. 

Despoina reflects on the process of publishing with Cambridge Scholars:


"Being an early-career academic, Cambridge Scholars Publishing posed as the right choice for the publication of my first title. I was attracted by the interdisciplinary approach pursued by CSP publications and the wide range of academic studies offering insights into latest new media and cultural studies.

This promised to create the right space for a fruitful negotiation of the latest new media and literary practices that take place in the digitised twenty-first century.

The editorial team promised to offer support and guidance at all stages of this great endeavour, from manuscript submission to publication and post publication marketing policies... And I am here now to tell the tale!"

As part of our Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering readers a 50% discount on Stephen King in the New Millennium: Gothic Mediations on New Writing Materialities. Please click here and use the discount code MOAAUG18 when checking out. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th September 2018.


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Meet our Authors: Terence C. Mills - June 2018 14 June 2018

Terence C. Mills is Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics and Econometrics at Loughborough University, UK, having previously held professorial appointments at City University Business School and the University of Hull, also in the UK. He has previously written several books, including Time Series Techniques for Economists (1990) and The Econometric Modelling of Financial Time Series (3rd edition, 2008), and he has edited such works as Monetary and Banking History: Essays in Honour of Forrest Capie (2011) and Time Series Econometrics, 4 volumes (2015). Terence has also published over 200 articles in books and journals, including the Journal of Economic History, the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, the Journal of Climate and the International Journal of Body Composition Research, on subjects as diverse as economics, finance, meteorology, climatology and public health.

In 2017, Terence published A Statistical Biography of George Udny Yule: A Loafer of the World with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, the first major study of Yule, his work, and his influence on an extraordinarily wide range of fields. 

Yule’s seminal influence on time series analysis has long been recognized but much less recognized is that Yule was not only a wonderful expositor but that he had also published equally important research in other domains, developing the theory of correlation and regression to providing mathematical models of evolutionary behavior, and from analyzing data on pauperism to using statistical methods to resolve cases of disputed authorship of medieval manuscripts. Terence's book corrects this imbalance, showing that Yule deserves more recognition than he has thus far received for his work. 

Terence offers his reasons for choosing to publish his book with Cambridge Scholars:

The reason I chose Cambridge Scholars was that it promoted itself as an ‘upmarket’ niche publisher. This was exactly what I was looking for given the subject material of my book, a detailed analysis of the work of George Udny Yule, one of the greatest statisticians of the first half of the 20th century. Although this is the first book-length study of Yule, it is perhaps not the type of project a mainstream publisher is necessarily interested in publishing. Cambridge Scholars, on the other hand, were extremely quick and efficient in making their decision and the production process was conducted in an efficient and pleasantly friendly manner – I would recommend them to anyone wishing to publish a book.”


As part of our Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Terence’s book, A Statistical Biography of George Udny Yule: A Loafer of the World. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJUN18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th July 2018.

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