When you publish a book, an article, a chapter, or any other work, it's always a good idea to keep a copy of your signed publishing agreement. But what if you didn't keep one, or you misplaced it? One option is to contact your publisher to ask for a copy. You can use the Contract Request Form Letter (.doc) as the basis for such a request.
Your request is more likely to be successful if you identify a specific contact person at the publisher. This could be the editor who worked on your book or the person who corresponded with you about your journal article. If your original contact is no longer affiliated with the publisher, try to identify someone else who has taken over that person's responsibilities.
We also recommend that you personalize the form letter and send it in the manner in which you have previously corresponded with the publisher (likely via email).
If you have questions, please feel free to email us.