FiT Publishing is the principle publishing company of the International Center for Performance Excellence (ICPE) at West Virginia University. FiT specializes in textbooks, trade books, eBooks, and scholarly journals. FiT began in 1984, and was incorporated into West Virginia University’s International Center for Performance Excellence (ICPE) in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences in 2004. As the publishing division of ICPE, FiT’s revenue is used in large part to support the educational mission of the ICPE, its College, and the University.

It is expected that international workshops, online distance learning courses for professionals seeking continuing education units, international conferences, and service and research grants will become important components of the mission of the ICPE. In this way, FiT can help the ICPE achieve its long-range mission of being recognized as a worldwide leader in the delivery of information services.

FiT has a long history of developing a strong rapport with its authors and the academic community and publishing sport books and journals that advance the global community on an educational, scholarly, and professional level. Our texts are translated into several languages, and our products are distributed worldwide.

You, as a writer, will be able to work with us on an intimate level. You may talk directly with your editor, discuss promotional plans with FiT’s marketing personnel, and be a part of the entire process.

To submit your proposal, please email

Resources for Current or Prospective FiT Authors

FiT Publishing is committed to offering the highest quality books in the sport sciences. To assist you through the book development process, we offer guidelines through every phase of book production, copyrights and permissions policies, and strategies for marketing your book.

Prospective authors can learn how to assemble and submit a book proposal to FiT by downloading our Guidelines for Book Authors.

If you have a book under contract with FiT, please complete a marketing questionnaire for either Educational Books or Trade Books.