Recommended Reading

There are lots of books available about book publishing and writing and getting published, but we have selected our favourites. All titles can be purchased via the links below on Amazon – just click the relevant image.


How To Job Search In Book Publishing 

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Starting Out

If you are starting out in the industry then these books are the best to give you ideas about what book publishing is about and the possible career paths.


Approaching Publishers
If you are looking for contact information for book publishers, what they publish and information on writing and getting published, including the best ways to approach publishers, these are the definitive reference books.

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Finding work


Editorial Reference Books.  These are seen as the bibles for any editor in the industry.


Going down the self-publishing route


Setting up a Publishing House or Bookshop


Selling Rights, Copyright and Contracts

Selling Rights by [Lynette Owen]

The Finance of Publishing

Publishing for Profit: Successful Bottom-Line Management for Book Publishers by [Thomas Woll, Dominique Raccah]

Marketing and Selling Books

Book Production


Writing and Getting Published

Write a Novel and Get it Published: How to generate great ideas, write compelling fiction and secure publication (Teach Yourself: Writing) by [Stephen May, Nigel Watts]


The History of Publishing


The Future of Publishing


Publishing Lives

Personal Development and Career Changes

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2022: Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success by [Richard N. Bolles]

Time Management

How to be a Productivity Ninja UPDATED EDITION: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do by [Graham Allcott]

CVs and Interviews

Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions: Your Comprehensive Job Search Guide with over 200 Practice Interview Questions by [Martin John Yate]

Employment Law