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Author Benefits, Services, and Tools

We offer numerous services, products, and tools for our authors. From walking you through the publishing process to providing you with an array of design options and course delivery solutions, we make the entire process simple. View our comprehensive range of offerings below.


Author Website

As an author, you’ll receive a personalized author webpage, which puts a project’s status at your fingertips. You can track the status of your bookstore orders, check inventory, and review proofs of your cover design, typeset manuscript, and imagery.



Bookstore Service

Your books are warehoused and shipped directly from our offices. Our customer service team works directly with bookstores to ensure orders are received and fulfilled in a timely and efficient fashion, employing the same high standards in working with bookstores that we do in collaborating with our authors. We've never once shipped late to campus — and we never will!



Editorial Services

We offer copyediting services to help you maximize the readability of your content, and will put your book through at least four rounds of proofing to ensure accuracy, consistency, and quality. We can also assist in the acquisition of permissions for any copyrighted content or graphics you wish to include in your printed text.



Our team of illustrators blend artistry and education in instructional illustration. Their expertise serves our authors well, whether that means they’re helping to modify an illustration from our Content Collection, re-render an illustration you’ve created, and/or develop an image from scratch based on your ideas.



Content Collection

With your personal author webpage comes access to the Hayden-McNeil Content Collection, a searchable online repository containing thousands of customizable illustrations, photographs, content-ready chapters, labs, and e-learning tools. You are able to create collections of content you’d like to use within your text or online course. Digital resources and illustrations can be customized by our digital production and illustration teams. We’re always adding new content!



Lab Notebooks

Hayden-McNeil is the leading provider of carbonless laboratory notebooks in college and high school science courses. Nearly 500,000 students used Hayden-McNeil's notebooks in 2012.



labpartner logoLabPartner allows instructors to build a customized lab manual tailored to meet the specific needs of their course by providing access to pre-written content for biology (including A&P), chemistry, and geology. The collection is populated with experiments from authors like Morris, Postma, Helms, and Peters/Davis. You'll also find highly rated experiments from the extensive array published by Hayden-McNeil. LabPartner is a great starting point for instructors who don’t have their own content and/or are looking to integrate some pre-written material with their own labs.


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As a Hayden-McNeil author, you are paired with a dedicated managing editor, who acts as the point person for all your publishing needs. Your managing editor will coordinate all of the internal services required to bring your project from idea to fruition, from design to shipping, and to the final product, offering professional guidance all along the way.


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All Hayden-McNeil titles are published using premium materials and components at an economical price. We offer a variety of printing and binding options (perforations, colored stock, recycled stock, spiral bound, perfect bound, etc.).

Your book will be printed on premium and efficient offset presses using a minimum of 30 percent post-consumer waste stock, or higher percentage options by request (including a 100-percent recycled stock). Additionally, Hayden-McNeil Custom Digital provides authors with the opportunity to convert print products to a digital format. Hayden-McNeil is part of a larger sustainability initiative through Macmillan. Visit http://sustainability.macmillan.com to learn more.



Professional Design

Design isn’t just about good looks. High-quality design works as a partner to instructors, helping to capture students’ attention, increase their comprehension, and improve overall retention of the material presented. Our professional team of in-house designers provides authors with a wide array of premium creative services, including:

Full-Color Covers: Custom-designed, full-color covers reflect not only the instructional focus, but also the overall quality and functionality of the text. They can also align your course with your specific program and university.

Typesetting: Meaningful layout, typesetting, and design aids the student reader in sorting through information, highlighting what’s important. A strong layout optimizes legibility and readability of the material for maximum absorption.



Resources and Support

As part of Macmillan New Ventures, we are backed by a tremendous investment in innovative technology. Additionally, we can work with our learning partners Late Nite Labs, creators of science lab simulations for online and blended learning; Sapling Learning, provider of interactive and homework instruction solutions; and DynamicBooks, the platform provider for our interactive e-books.