Publish with Stata Press

Stata Press is committed to ensuring you have all the tools you need to publish your book. With full copyediting and proofreading services, we ensure the utmost quality of all our titles. When you publish with Stata Press, you're also guaranteeing your book gets in front of the audience you need–professional researchers and Stata users.

Stata Press is interested in publishing books about Stata or about a statistical topic with demonstrations using Stata. Publishing with Stata Press includes many benefits, from technical review to marketing. We also offer

  • responsive support,
  • full copyediting and proofreading services,
  • global distribution,
  • thorough peer review, and
  • access to Stata users.

Sean Becketti
Michael N. Mitchell

If you have ideas for a book, but the technical challenges of typesetting, formatting, page layouts feel like an insurmountable obstacle–think again. Working with the Stata Press team, you may be amazed at what you can create. I know I am amazed at what I have been able to create, with Stata Press in my corner
 — Michael N. Mitchell, Four-time Stata Press author

Sean Becketti

The team at Stata Press made the difficult job of writing a book about as easy as it can be. More than once, their editors offered suggestions that helped me break through a block in the writing. And the access Stata Press provided to the statisticians and developers at StataCorp helped me resolve some challenging technical questions. Throughout, the Stata Press team was diplomatic and encouraging.
 — Sean Becketti, Stata Press author

Submission guidelines

To submit your book for publication by Stata Press, please complete the proposal below.


Description of project
What is this book about?

In one or two paragraphs, please describe this book's topic in layman's terms.

Why should it exist? Why is it new?

Where does it fit in the existing Stata publication universe? Why write a book and not a Stata Journal article?

Why are you the one to write it?

What do you bring to the topic? What do you find interesting about it? What expertise do you have that makes you the right person to write this book?

Why is now the time to publish it?

Is there a gap that it fills? When do you expect to complete it?

Who makes up the core audience and why will they find it appealing?

This is the most important question to consider. Your book needs a well-defined audience. Writing to that audience is what makes your book come together.

  • Does your book have an audience who will seek it out?
  • Who makes up that audience?
  • What situations will readers find themselves in that will make them want to read this book? How will you make the book useful for them in those situations?
  • Will it appeal to readers across disciplines? If so, how might their needs differ?
  • What knowledge will you assume that the audience has?
  • What sort of background will you need to provide?
Annotated table of contents

Develop an annotated table of contents. Give each chapter a title and write one or two paragraphs that fulfill the following:

  • Identify the point of the chapter (that is, the question that it asks and answers).
  • Explain how the chapter contributes to the main goals of the book.
  • Relate the chapter back to the readers' situations by stating how this chapter helps them.
  • Describe the materials that you will use to answer this chapter's questions.
Sample chapter

Please attach at least one sample chapter that includes the use of Stata. The sample chapter may be submitted in Word or PDF format; however, our preferred program for completed manuscripts is LaTeX, LuaLaTex, or a similar TeX program. We can discuss other options.

About the author

Please include your vita, resume, or biography detailing your professional affiliations.


Estimate of when the book will be finished.


Email the proposal to the Stata Press Editorial Department at [email protected].

We will contact you immediately to confirm once we have received the proposal. The submission will be reviewed by our editorial staff. Evaluation time is approximately three weeks.