Be an SPIE Book Author

SPIE eBooks brings hundreds of valuable SPIE Press titles - monographs and reference works, field guides, and tutorial texts - to researchers' desktops on the same user-friendly SPIE Digital Library platform as SPIE Proceedings and SPIE Journals. At least 25 new titles and editions will be added to this collection each year. You could be the author of one!

SPIE Press Books


1. Submit a book proposal for acceptance.

It's important to develop a proposal before you begin writing. Use these proposal guidelines

2. Prepare and submit your manuscript.

3. Work with the SPIE Press production staff.

The SPIE Press production workflow (PDF).

Questions? Contact Tim Lamkins, SPIE Press Manager.


SPIE Press books reach a worldwide professional audience of scientists and engineers in optical, photonic, imaging, and optoelectronic technologies.

The benefits of publishing with SPIE Press include:

  • Wide-reaching promotion to academic and industry professionals
  • High production standards
  • Experienced editorial and production staff
  • Excellent royalties program for authors
  • Contribution to the technical literature in your field
  • Long-term availability and promotion of all titles
  • Inclusion in the SPIE Digital Library eBooks program 
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