Category Archives: ELT publishing

Applying to write for ELT publishers links

I’m writing an article on this, which I’ll link to when it’s up. In the meantime… Advice on sending unsolicited applications/ proposals Submitting material to a publisher A Decent Proposal by Neil Wood, Managing Editor for Business English, ESP … Continue reading

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Complete list of ELT publishers 3rd draft

Updated 23 February 2018 I’ve been investigating this for a workshop I’m giving and all the lists online seem to be out of date, so here are all the ones I could find divided by size/ influence. If I’ve wrongly … Continue reading

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New Pearson ELT titles in 2013

Noticeable stuff: 3rd edition of Cutting Edge (could the tasks finally be interesting??), quite a lot of academic English stuff (probably aimed at American market), and nice to see that the Longman name still survives (just). If you want to … Continue reading

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Who would you give an OBE to?

Macmillan have proudly announced an OBE for Simon Greenall for services to ELT publishing. Although I’m a republican and so followed Sandy McManus in turning down my knighthood for services to TEFL blacklisting and attempts at TEFL humour, it’s good … Continue reading

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New Macmillan English titles in 2013

Mainly new editions and new levels and no teacher resource books, but looooooads of new readers. See here for how to get your hands on copies for free by writing me a 700 word or so review. Children Captain Jack … Continue reading

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New Cambridge English materials in 2013

Here’s the first of the usual annual lists that I make up for reviewers and also post here for people with a more general interest in what is going on in ELT publishing. Notable features: Loads of Academic English stuff … Continue reading

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EFL materials for New Internationalist

Although it rarely actually works, it’s always good to see people trying to bring real international issues into the classroom. Seeing the name John Shepheard on this also made me hopeful, as he was responsible for the absolutely classic Anti-Grammar … Continue reading

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Am I having a good or bad effect on TEFL?

This is not as big a question for me as you might think, as my reasons for writing and publishing are mainly selfish: – I like writing but am incapable of writing anything more interesting – It helps with my own … Continue reading

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EOT against OUP

Regular interviewee (!) Jason West of English Out There is launching an online campaign against Oxford University Press. Here is the promised interview in which he explains how and why:  What exactly is your complaint against OUP? Without using legal terminology the … Continue reading

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Pearson to lose control of Penguin?

Nobody has quite written about it that way, but that seems to be the upshot of Bertlesmann taking a 53 percent share of the company that will be formed by the merger of Random House and Penguin. I can’t imagine … Continue reading

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