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Get ready to publish a book

Whether you are looking to write a book, read our ethics guidelines, find out about your rights as an author or learn about editing a book series, we are here to help. 

Prepare to submit your book proposal

  • Be realistic about proposed delivery dates.
  • Set realistic deadlines for any contributors. We suggest an extra 6-8 weeks ahead of your manuscript submission deadline.
  • A typical word count for an academic monograph is around 80,000 words, or 20-50,000 words for Emerald Points titles and exceeding these may impact pricing and marketing your book.

  • Provide a list of possible external peer reviewers in your form. Reviewers should be based at a different institution and, if your book is an adaptation of your thesis, they cannot be one of your PhD supervisors.
  • You are welcome to submit a sample draft chapter with your proposal and we can provide you with some helpful feedback.

Our publishers

Get in touch with our publishing team to discuss how we can help your book-length research achieve real impact.

Please note: we are not currently accepting unsolicited book manuscripts.

Charlotte Maiorana
VP, Emerald Books
General and Professional Business, General Social Science, Library Studies
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Kimberley Chadwick
Books Commissioning Lead, Social Sciences
Education and Science & Society
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Niall Kennedy
Books Commissioning Lead, Business, Management, and Economics
HRM, International Business, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour, Tourism
[email protected]

Fiona Allison
Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Management Science, Operations Research, Sustainability
[email protected]

Katy Mathers
[email protected]

Iram Satti
Diversity & Inclusion, Policy
[email protected]


Jules Willan
Criminology and Criminal Justice
[email protected]


Types of book

We publish in a variety of formats, designed to offer you choice and flexibility. Visit our Bookstore to see if your idea brings fresh knowledge and is a good fit with our publishing programme. 

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Detailed written studies that focus on a single, specialist aspect of your field. We publish single-authored monographs and edited collections, both as part of an existing series, or as a single title.

Professional business titles

Applied content across a broad range of subjects including marketing, leadership, and human resource management.



Comprehensive and authoritative works on topics across social sciences and business.



Academic textbooks targeted at upper undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

Emerald Points

A short form, quick-to-publish book format, peer reviewed research of between 20 and 50,0000 words, published within 12 weeks of acceptance of the final manuscript.

Information to read before you submit

Read through our publishing ethics guidelines before you submit your proposal. Find out about your rights as an author and what permissions you must clear before you can submit your manuscript. 

Your rights

What are your rights as an author? Find out everything you need to know on our author policies page. 

Find out about author rights


Before you submit a manuscript, you should make sure you have permission to use any third-party content that you have not created.

More about permissions

Write or edit a chapter, book or series

Whether you want to write a book yourself or contribute a chapter, edit a collection or an entire book series, find out how you can submit your book proposal.

Submit a proposal

Book editors FAQs

More for book authors and editors

Understand the publishing process

See all the steps in our book publishing process and download our helpful infographic. 

View publishing step by step

Alternative routes to publish

Publish a case study, in a journal or on our open access platform, Emerald Open Research.

Publish with us

Author how-to guides

Read our expert how-to guides on planning, structuring and revising your work.

Read our author guides

Everyone with whom I worked at Emerald from the senior editor to marketing was highly professional. The copy edits were done in a timely manner and the cover design exceeded expectations. I hope to work with Emerald again on future books.

H. Kent Baker, Professor of Finance, American University, Kogod School of Business. Author of Investment Traps Exposed