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The IEEE History Center Press is interested in working with authors to publish books on the history of electrical and computing-related technologies. The IHC Press works with to publish handsome print-on-demand trade paperback and Kindle® versions.  The IHC Press works with a professional indexer with experience in indexing scientific and technological books to prepare an index for your work. (Please note that the IEEE History Press does not publish books on current topics in Electrical Engineering). If you would like your work to be considered for publication by the IEEE History Center, please send the complete manuscript to   for consideration.

The History Center Press suggests following the Chicago Manual of Style, however, it is not firmly committed to a particular style. Clarity is the objective. There are a few stylistic preferences:

Dates in international format (e.g. 22 July 2013).

Spell out numbers less than 1000.

Use "more than" or "fewer than" for numbers, rather than "over" or "under" ("More than one hundred days...")

Use SI units, or English units accompanied by their SI equivalents.


1) Book manuscript (as a single Word file) including:

     Table of contents, 

     Introduction and/or Forward


     Photo credit page


2)      Front Cover image: jpg or tiff, resolution 300 dpi or greater      Image files jpg or tiff, resolution 300 dots per inch or higher

     Author photograph for back cover: 1.5 inches by 1.5 inches jpg or tiff, resolution 300 dpi or greater

Image files to go in a separate folder.

Format: Times Roman, 12-pt, left-justified, no spacing. Five-space indents. Page breaks between chapters, Chapter headings in Times Roman 22-pt bold, left justified in one of the following three formats. e.g:

Chapter 2: Title of Chapter 2


IV--Title of Chapter IV


Chapter IV: Title of Chapter IV

If you wish to put a quote under the chapter heading, the quote goes in italics.

Chapter subheadings in Times Roman 12 pt, left-justified bold, with a space between the subheading and the text.

Do not insert page numbers in your manuscript, or other headers or footers.

Format for indicating images within the text: <insert image FOTO1.JPG>
Caption in Italics underneath

You must also include with your formatted manuscript:

1) A two or three paragraph description of target audience

2) Expected number of sales

3) List of similar books in the field, and a two or three paragraph explanation of why your manuscript is different and the unfilled need it meets.

4) Copies of Reuse Permissions from the copyright owners of any material you are reusing (such as images, quotations from other publications, etc.)

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