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Ahmet T. Kuru

Ahmet T. Kuru

In political science, Cambridge University Press is the most prestigious publisher. When I was a graduate student twenty years ago, I was hoping to have a book published by Cambridge. Now, I am happy and honored that I have got two of them.


In both of my book publication processes with Cambridge, I experienced a high degree of professionalism combined with a deep level of care. The acquisition editors and the content managers made the process work like a machine, but they always made me feel that I was working with caring human beings.


When I held the copies of my first book, Secularism and State Policies toward Religion: The United States, France, and Turkey, in my hands, I thought my relationship with Cambridge ended. I then realized that Cambridge support continued even after the publication with new team members—those who would support my book in marketing, book award nominations, and translations.


Ten years later, I recently got copies of my second Cambridge book, Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison. This time I knew that Cambridge support would continue. What I did not know how well the Cambridge team adapted to new conditions of social media. They have supported my new book using blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.


With Cambridge support, both of my books won awards and have been translated to various languages. I recommend my colleagues to consider publishing their books with Cambridge if they want to work with a team who would support their work meticulously and continuously.

In both of my book publication processes with Cambridge, I experienced a high degree of professionalism combined with a deep level of care.