What sort of books does Scala publish?

We publish high-quality guidebooks, exhibition books­ and souvenir guides, including collection highlights, walking tours, children’s guides and academic companions.

What sort of institutions does Scala work with?

Scala works directly with institutions all over the world, including museums, galleries, religious sites, stately homes, colleges, private clubs, gardens, sporting arenas, aquariums and zoos. We currently work with institutions in over 25 countries and are always eager to meet more.

Do I need any publishing experience when commencing a project with Scala?

No, Scala’s team are more than happy to lend their expertise when helping you to design your perfect book.

How long does it take to produce a book?

Due to our meticulous design and production process, we usually allow seven to nine months from receipt of materials to delivery of stock. If you have a tight deadline, please let us know and we’ll see what we can do!

Are there restrictions on design?

Of course not! Every institution is different and so we are always looking into new formats, designs and marketing options. If none of our current designs look right for you, we are happy to discuss further options.

How are the books branded?

The Scala logo appears on the spine of most of the books we publish. We have multiple options for colour and size and are also happy to place our branding inside the book if it would clash with your own branding guidelines.

Can we use our own designers/editors?

We are happy to work with your in-house or chosen designer or editor if this works best for your institution. In addition, we offer a production and distribution only service, where final InDesign files can be provided to Scala and we will produce and distribute the book as a co-publication. We will tailor our services to best suit your project and the needs of your institution.

What materials do I need to supply?

Depending on the scenario, our minimum requirement is full text and images with all copyrights cleared in advance. If required, we are happy to assist in the sourcing of authors and/or photographers to help with this in some markets.

Does Scala attend book fairs?

We can be found at the London and Frankfurt Book Fairs as well as many cultural trade fairs and shows internationally every year. Keep an eye on our social media to see where we’ll be appearing.

Do you do trade publishing?

Any title published by Scala has the option to be distributed in the book trade in addition to on-site sales, provided that it is written in the English language and has a spine. We rarely publish anything solely for the trade.

How can I get in touch with someone at Scala?

If you have a query, please send us a message via our contact form. Our team is always on hand for new enquiries and we aim to reply to all requests within two business days.

Is Scala associated with any arts initiatives or charities?

Scala is proud to be a Key Supporter for Arts History Link-up, a wonderful initiative working with museums and galleries to provide free art history courses for school students..

Where can I buy Scala books?

Most of Scala’s books are sold on-site at the relevant institutions, but we also distribute in the worldwide book trade. If you are looking to purchase one of our books, please visit our How to Order page or contact our distributors, ACC Art Books.

Do you publish in languages other than English?

Yes, Scala can publish books in any language. Some of our more frequently requested languages include Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Mandarin and Japanese.

Is there a minimum print run I have to request when publishing with Scala?

The minimum first print run depends on the format of the book and its recommended retail price. When printing in multiple languages, there will be a minimum print run for each language.

Does Scala offer internships or work experience?

Scala does not currently offer work experience placements or internships. If you are interested in joining our team, we advertise entry-level positions on Artjobs.com. If you are a freelance editor or designer who would like to be considered for future projects, please submit your details through our contacts page.