Frequently Asked Questions

Is the grant only open to first-time authors?

Yes. However, the AHPI publishers will not consider unrevised dissertations.

Why is this grant significant?

Scholarly publications in art history are dependent on high-quality images, but securing image permissions can be a daunting, expensive, and time-consuming undertaking. In addition, art history publications lag far behind in terms of electronic editions. This grant provides assistance in securing permissions that include digital use so books can be available on a variety of electronic devices, including Kindle, Nook, and iPad, and through electronic library services, including NetLibrary, Ebrary, and more.

How many books will the grant fund?

AHPI will assist in the publication of fifty-four books over nine years. Each press will publish at least twelve books.

How will the presses work collaboratively?

The presses will share an image and permissions manager to assist in obtaining illustration permissions, and a strong marketing program that will include shared advertising space in major publications, including the New York Review of Books, Artforum, Art Documentation, and Art Journal. Funds will be available to advertise individual books in electronic publications, and books will also be promoted through social media networks like Twitter and Facebook.

What can the enhanced website support?

The enhanced website can support a variety of visual and audio materials related to the book. This includes animation, film, author interviews and lectures, audio, podcasts, and illustrative material that could not be included in the original publication. All pages on the shared site will link back to the individual publisher’s website for purchasing.

Are multi-author volumes accepted?


Will all AHPI books look the same, or share the same design?

No. Books will be individually designed by each publisher.