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Emerald Publishing began life in 1991 and has always been Uk-based. The company originally grew from its sister company Straightforward Publishing and is technically an imprint of this company retaining the essential ethos. We started as a low-cost publisher of self-help books and have established a recognized name in libraries and bookshops across the UK. How did we get here - well we started by getting self-help books published with ourselves doing most of the work. It was hard work, with more than one pitfall on the way, but we've managed to establish a solid brand in this arena. We now have many talented professionals who write for us and keep our titles up-to-date.

Emerald is simply a continuation of this straightforward ethos with books that are considered to be either more far-ranging or, equally, in-depth and detailed on their particular subjects. Emerald books are, therefore, considered as memorable quality titles from experienced professional authors. We pride ourselves that our authors know their subjects thoroughly.

We are pleased to give advice to prospective authors considering publication - please use our contact page to get in touch.
We are able to take advantage of strong links to our printers and distributors, who have allowed us to get our books to market with ease, taking advantage of some of the new technologies now open to the industry.

Roger Sproston - Managing Director

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Turnaround Publisher Services - our distributors since 1991.

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Amazon books - our books are all available on Amazon and they are now selling our e-books at up to 50% off the original paperback, if available.

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Blackwell's booksellers - our books are all available on Blackwells.

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W H Smith - our books are all available at this popular outlet.