Authors Information

Consider Having Your Philatelic Work Published
by the Collectors Club of Chicago

The CCC actively solicits for publication all manuscripts reflecting original philatelic research, regardless of the subject matter, or its perceived esoteric content. An abstract of the work should be submitted to

Leonard H. Hartmann, CCC Publications Chairman
Collectors Club of Chicago
‘The Cabeen House’
1029 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL, 60610-2803

What the CCC Requires …

  1. Two physical copies of a completed manuscript, and one copy electronically submitted, preferably in Microsoft Word. Your work would be read and reviewed by members of the CCC Publications Committee. The Committee then meets to decide whether or not your work is a project that the CCC is willing to undertake.
  2. If accepted, we would prefer a finished manuscript prepared in either InDesign or Adobe Pagemaker. We would provide a formatting and style template to be used. The typeface to be used is 11-point Times Roman, and all illustrations are to be 300dpi resolution.
  3. If you do not have the necessary layout and pre-press ability, the CCC can handle this aspect of the project as well.
  4. The finished manuscript would be peer-reviewed for accuracy of content. The author is responsible for proof reading the galley proofs.

What the CCC Will Do …

  1. The CCC will be responsible for all costs incurred relating to the printing, binding, promotion and distribution of the book.
  2. The CCC will provide the ISBN (International Standard Book Number), and will obtain the LCCN (Library of Congress Control Number).
  3. The CCC will retain ownership of the copyright for a period of five (5) years, or until the book is sold out.
  4. The CCC will be responsible for all forms of marketing of your work. These efforts include the distribution review copies as well as providing complimentary copies to all major philatelic libraries in the United States, and the Library of the Royal Philatelic Society, London.
  5. You will receive 12 complimentary copies of the finished book. The CCC does not pay royalties.