ISP is an imprint of CanBooks, a Canadian publishing house.
Most ISP publications are released in either electronic format
or as hardcover volumes with educational standard binding. Our
objective is to help Independent Scholars achieve their publishing
There are lots of academic publishing house, why should
I turn to ISP?
The answer is: You shouldn't. If a well recognized publishing
house is open to publishing your book, then you should go with
them. You will get better service, exposure, and peer reviews.
Please, by all means, start checking with every academic publishing
house that is open to you.
However, if no one will consider your manuscript, then ask
yourself two questions. 1. Why not? Is there something inherently
wrong with your proposed publication? If so, make changes, and
resubmit. 2. However, if your subject is not well accepted by
main stream academia, but you feel your research is sound, consider
ISP. Perhaps other academic publishing houses are rejecting your
manuscript because you do not have an academic qualifications
in the subject matter you are addressing. Perhaps your theory
is not well accepted by main-stream academia but you feel you
have a well presented case. Whatever the reason, ISP might be
the place for you to turn to next.
What Does ISP offer?
ISP has limited financial resources, and therefore we accept
only a few manuscripts that we feel will be purchased by an interested
audience. You might have a great book on the pottery of the Kingdom
of Inabba in ancient Yemen, but if there is no market, how can
ISP cover expenses? For books like this, we can offer you electronic
publishing only. For books that have a wider audience, we provide
full publishing services.