| Core Value
| The Name of the Company
| Meet the Principals
The purpose of Scrivener Publishing is to publish books and journals in the technical applied sciences for both the practitioner in industry (engineer and technician) and the researcher in academia. This high-quality content is essential to our professional customers and is sold globally as print and electronic as well as in aggregated databases. We believe our content helps businesses and industry achieve cost efficiencies and higher productivity. We also believe that our new journal titles will be unique and important resources for both the practitioner and researcher in the fields represented. Finally, by partnering with Wiley, the leading engineering publisher, on our books through our joint imprint, Wiley-Scrivener, Scrivener Publishing will offer our authors global marketing, sales, and distribution both in print and digital.
Our slogan Putting Authors (and Users) First says it all. Authors are publishers' suppliers of content and we will do everything possible to respect and honor this basic fact. We want them to feel they are being treated well at all times.
The Name of the Company
According to Wikipedia, the word "scrivener" comes from Middle English "scriveiner" which is an alteration of the obsolete "scrivein", from Anglo-French "escrivein", and from Vulgate Latin "scriban", an alteration of the Latin "scriba" (as scribe). In today's world, the scribes are our valuable authors and the name of the company acknowledges this fact as well as sets the foundation of our values: Putting Authors (and Users) First.
Meet the Principals
Martin Scrivener is a native of England, a graduate of London School of Journalism, and a 30 year plus veteran of the publishing industry. He began his career in the marketing department with Associated Book Publishers (Chapman & Hall, Methuen) and then moved to Kluwer Academic Publishers (now Springer) in Holland as an acquisitions editor and publisher in both books and journals. He then moved to Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers (sold to Taylor & Francis) as the Managing Director and built this company up from a small journal publisher to a mid-sized publisher of both books and journals through acquisitions as well as organic growth. He then moved to America to assist the start up of an electronic publishing house for journals but funding was withdrawn because of the dot com bust and 9/11. He was lately the President of William Andrew Publishers (applied technical sciences) until it was sold to Elsevier in early 2009. He launched the M & M Scrivener Press imprint in 2005 which publishes books in bioethics and business ethics.
Phil Carmical has eleven years of publishing experience which includes a track record in management, book acquisitions, online course development, and business development. After graduating from the University of Chicago with a Masters degree in Classical Languages and Literatures in 1997, he started as an acquisitions editor at Gulf Publishing Company in Houston, Texas. In 1999, he
moved to Austin, Texas, as an acquisitions editor for Pro2Net, a pioneering company in the field of online education, focusing mainly on the accounting and finance verticals. In 2001, he started with Elsevier as an acquisitions editor, then
senior editor, before going back to Gulf Publishing Company in 2004 as publisher to launch a new book and software division. This success led him to William Andrew Publishers in late 2007 where, as publisher, he founded their new book program in energy, environmental science, sustainability, and industrial health and safety. He still lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Audrey, and son, Dashiell. He coaches triathletes and marathoners in his spare time for Rogue Training Systems.