Biteback Publications show how quickly publishers can publish books: Biteback, for example, published Rob Wilson’s 5 Days to Power and David Laws’ 22 Days in May extremely quickly. The only downside with such publications is that they lack indexes, though that is possibly a small price to pay for getting the material out as soon as possible. However, even the more established publishers can publish with some expedition if they set their minds to it. I mentioned in a recent post that Palgrave Macmillan would be publishing The Cameron-Clegg Government: Coalition Politics in an Age of Austerity, edited by my colleagues Simon Lee and Matt Beech, this month, even though the manuscripts were only delivered earlier this year. They have now exceeded expectations, with the book being published last week. It is a substantial volume (291 pages), available in hardback and paperback – and it has an index.
My contribution, as I previously mentioned, is on the coalition’s programme for constitutional reform.