About Us

About Westview Press

Westview Press was founded in 1975 in Boulder, Colorado, by notable publisher and intellectual Fred Praeger. Forty years later, Westview Press continues to publish scholarly titles and high-quality undergraduate and graduate level textbooks in core social science disciplines. With books developed, written, and edited with the needs of serious nonfiction readers, professors, and students in mind, Westview Press honors its long history of publishing “books that matter.”

About the Perseus Books Group

The Perseus Books Group is an independent company committed to enabling independent publishers to reach their potential whether those publishers are Perseus-owned, joint ventures or owned by third parties. Member publishing programs include Avalon Travel, Basic Books, Basic Civitas, Da Capo, Lifelong Books, Running Press, Seal Press, Vanguard Press and Westview Press, as well as partnerships with PublicAffairs and Nation Books, and joint ventures with Weinstein Books and The Daily Beast. Through Consortium, Perseus Distribution and Publishers Group West, the Perseus Books Group is also the leading provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent publishers.


Contact Us

General Inquiries

Westview Press
2465 Central Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 444-3541

Perseus Books Group (Headquarters)
250 West 57th St.
15th Floor
New York, NY 10107
(212) 340-8100

For Prospective Authors

The Westview Press editorial staff would be happy to consider proposals for books which are appropriate for course adoption in college and university classrooms— including topical books, edited volumes, anthologies/readers, and textbooks. Westview's primary market is undergraduate courses; some of our books also have a market in graduate or high school level courses. For this reason, almost all of our authors are academics who are actively teaching at an institution of higher learning in the United States, with only rare exceptions. Westview does not publish scholarly monographs or books intended primarily for general readers. For this reason, a crucial part of a book proposal is the description of the course market, and how the proposed book compares and contrasts with books currently used in that course.

For our guidelines for submitting a proposal, click [HERE]. Please read them carefully and adhere to their suggestions. Submit proposals to westview.bookproposal@perseusbooks.com. Please note that, due to the volume of submissions, we cannot respond to every proposal. If your proposal fits Westview's publishing needs, we will contact you to discuss the next steps in the process.

Thank you for considering Westview Press as a possible publisher for your work.

The Westview Editorial Team

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