This small committee was set up to subserve the Middle Way Society’s publishing imprint, which supports authors wishing to publish books relating to the Middle Way. When granted, the imprint will indicate the Society’s approval of the book concerned, and will provide the reader with a basic guarantee of quality, relevance and interest.
The imprint will be sanctioned by the Middle Way Society after due consideration, and subsequent approval, by the publications committee, to whose members manuscripts will be referred for assessment, and an initial judgement made on them. Assessment criteria include a reasonable quality of English, of presentation, and readability ; the work’s relevance to the Middle Way; and the book’s contribution to communicating the Middle Way.
The Society’s assessors will act in a supportive, consultative and collaborative way with intending authors. They are responsible to the Annual General Meeting. When the work of a member of the committee is under consideration, that member will not attend the meeting nor take part in the decision-making on their own work.
Intending authors (who wish to obtain the imprint) should approach the Society’s chairman Robert M Ellis at an appropriately early stage of authoring to discuss their intentions, and to get more complete information on what is entailed.