Thank you for visiting the website of UNAM Press. We welcome your interest and hope that you will find information here to facilitate submission of your book proposal, or books you would like to buy.
UNAM Press publishes works on topics related to Namibia and the Southern African region, reflecting the strengths of the University and the best scholarship in and on Namibia and the region. Published and forthcoming titles include studies of culture and languages; nation building and democracy; education; law; social and political history; autobiographies; the environment; and sustainable development.
All submissions go through the UNAM Press Editorial Board and are subject to peer review.
We do not generally consider full manuscripts that are unsolicited. Initially, we require a proposal and sample chapters, which are presented to the UNAM Press Editorial Board. Should the Editorial Board find that your proposal fits our publishing programme, we will request the full manuscript.
As an academic publisher, UNAM Press looks for texts that are based on scholarly research. However, we do not publish theses and dissertations unless they have been reworked into manuscripts suitable for a wider academic or general audience.
Please note that we do not publish poetry, children’s books, cookbooks, and motivational or self-help books.
To submit a book proposal, please complete the UNAM Press Book Proposal Form and send in two sample chapters.
The Form asks you to provide us with information on the purpose of your book, its intended audience, how it compares with or relates to other books in the same area, and for more information about yourself and any co-authors. This will assist the Editorial Board in making a decision on whether or not to publish your book. If we decide to publish it, this information will help us to effectively market and sell your book.
Read our document on The Publishing Process for more information about what to expect.