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Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world.

Originally focused on open source software, Packt pays a royalty on relevant books directly to open source projects. These projects have received over $400,000 as part of Packt’s Open Source Royalty Scheme to date.

Who are Packt authors?

Our 4000+ authors are developers and tech professionals just like you. They come from over 106 countries worldwide, as far flung as Argentina and Australia.

They work for a diverse range of companies such as KPMG and Rackspace, but share common goals – to share knowledge and to give knowledge, skills and insight back to their communities and their fields of expertise.

Our mission is to help the world to put software to work in new ways. Our authors share that vision and share a belief that innovation and invention never stops in tech.

Packt authors also come from all walks of life. Whether you’re an experienced, published author, or a developer who’s never written before with an unmissable insight that needs to be shared, you’ll feel at home in our community.

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Frequently asked questions

I’ve already got a topic or outline in mind - what do I do?

At Packt we have a Hot Topic list that we update every month. If you use the author application form on this site and the skills you state are a direct match with any of our hot topics, you can automatically apply to be the author for that title. At the same time, we welcome authors who have their own ideas, and you can submit them using the same form as well.

How long will take me to complete a project.(book/video/course)?

This all depends upon the type of content you create, but our editorial project teams always work closely with authors to determine their project schedules. For books, we’ve seen authors of all experience levels take around 3 to 4 months to complete writing their first draft - post that it’s all about editing and getting the final versions ready.

What are the channels Packt uses to sell products like books and videos?

Aside from our own website www.packtpub.com, Packt sells through multiple global distribution channels including Amazon, Safari, and Udemy.

Will I be the only author on this project?

Packt has published hundreds of books and videos created by individual authors. We also welcome any collaboration suggestions as we’ve got plenty of experience of multiple authorship as well.

What are the Royalty Rates you offer?

Packt offers some of the most competitive royalty rates available in the industry, including advances. Make an application today and we’ll be in contact to discuss these rates further.

What editorial support do you provide?

Packt has a full editorial team including development editors, technical editors, proof readers & project managers. We also use a bespoke content development platform to make collaboration simpler and more efficient.

What our authors say

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