Academic publishing program
When publishing with Allen & Unwin you are joining some of Australia's most well-respected and highly-regarded scholars. You will join an author base which includes many of our country's foremost academics in sociology, public policy, the health sciences, Indigenous studies, cultural and media studies, and education. The academic list at Allen & Unwin includes student textbooks, professional reference titles, and electronic publications in the following subject areas:
- Asia & Pacific Studies
- Australian Studies
- Cultural & Media Studies
- Defence Studies
- Health Sciences & Nursing
- History & Archaeology
- Indigenous Studies
- Politics & Public Policy
- Social Work
- Study Skills
At Allen & Unwin we believe student textbooks should be high-quality works based on sound research, and yet remain accessible and user-friendly. We consistently publish distinctive, contemporary textbooks that encourage students to think outside the square, books that make a real difference to the way students learn.
Academic and professional publishing
Allen & Unwin is committed to servicing the needs of academics and professionals. With an emphasis on recent research, we publish works of the highest scholarly standard, works that will make a valuable and lasting contribution to the field in which they are published.
Allen & Unwin is considered a leader among Australian publishers in electronic publishing. We routinely issue our academic books in ebook edition simultaneously with the print edition, and our ebooks are available internationally through a variety of retail and library channels. We take advantage of new digital printing technologies to keep our books in print on an ongoing basis wherever possible.
Marketing and selling your book
Our highly-experienced marketing department will ensure your book receives the widest possible attention from academics, professionals and students around the country, through our strong links with universities, professional associations, academic journals and the media. Allen & Unwin is also the exclusive agent for UK publishers Nicholas Brealey and A&C Black among others. With these partners, Allen & Unwin has a strong market presence across a wide range of disciplines. And unlike other academic publishers, Allen & Unwin has an Australia-wide sales team that will market your book to all bookselling outlets, not just campus bookshops, ensuring your book reaches a large general audience. We also use our comprehensive website and electronic marketing strategies to reach readers, wherever they are.
Distributing Your Book Overseas
In conjunction to the extensive coverage your book will receive in Australia, we are committed to marketing titles that have an international appeal overseas. With distribution agents around the world, and regular co-publication conducted with leading international publishers such as Sage, Routledge and McGraw-Hill, your book will reach students and scholars everywhere.