Proposal Guidelines for Gower Authors

Gower is widely recognized as one of the world's leading publishers on business and management. Its products range from 1000 page handbooks through practical manuals to popular paperbacks. These cover all the main functions of management: human resource development, sales and marketing, project management, finance, etc. Gower also produces training videos and activities manuals on a wide range of management skills. We publish on a range of subjects, including all of the topics listed below. We have two streams to our business and management publishing:-


Professional Publishing

If you are an author writing from a professional/practitioner perspective and writing for other professionals/practitioners in your field your work may be suitable for the professional list.


Applied Academic Research

If you are writing from an academic perspective, but your research based work is likely to be of interest to both an academic and practitioner audience, the applied research list may be the appropriate one for your proposed book.



If you have a proposal in which you think we may be interested please contact one of the following people. Details of the information we need to assess your proposal can also be found below.


Professional publishing

Jonathan Norman


Applied Research Publishing

Kristina Abbotts


Both at

Gower Publishing Limited
Wey Court East
Union Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)1252 736600
Fax: +44 (0)1252 736736


Topic list for professional and applied research publishing

  • Applied economics
  • Business processes
  • Business transformation
  • Complexity management
  • Company administration and governance
  • Corporate performance and management
  • Design
  • Finance, investment and accountancy
  • Food and agribusiness
  • Fraud and security
  • Human resources and diversity management
  • Innovation
  • Intellectual property and knowledge management 
  • Law for business
  • Leadership issues
  • Management
  • Marketing, sales and customer services
  • Operations management
  • Organizational development
  • Pharmaceutical business
  • Project management
  • Quality
  • Risk management
  • Student and tutor skills
  • Supply chain issues and strategies
  • Sustainability and social responsibility
  • Technology and related business issues
  • Training


Information needed for submitting a publishing proposal


About you

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Fax number
  • email address
  • Present position/affiliation
  • Relevant experience/qualifications
  • Previous publications


About the book

  • Provisional title
  • Description in one sentence aimed at user
  • Proposed length (in thousands of words)
  • Approximate number and type of illustrations (if any)
  • Possible delivery date
  • Draft contents list, indicating structure of book and containing descriptions of each chapter
  • Rationale for the book
  • Sample material written in the style you intend to adopt for the book
  • A description of the professional and/or academic markets for which you are writing this book, specifying who in professional or business communities and the public sector you expect to be interested in you book, and where relevant, the academic disciplines and research and teaching fields to which the book might relate.
  • A suggestion as to what is new and distinctive about this book.
  • An explanation of why this book will be of interest to an international readership.


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