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​​RIBA Publishing books and authors

Guidance for Authors

Our Commissioning team is always open to ideas for new content about architecture, building design and construction – content that meets the current needs of architects, design professionals and students in the field.

If you have expertise in a particular area of architectural design or have undertaken relevant research, we would like to hear from you. You don't have to be an established author to get published: every new product starts with an idea, and we can help you to develop that idea into a high-quality manuscript and a well-designed, authoritative book that will find an audience.

If you are thinking of writing content and you have noticed that there is a gap in the market for a given topic, then we will be pleased to hear from you.

Proposal form

We treat every idea on its merits, and can promise friendly, professional advice.

To enable us to properly evaluate your idea for new content, please fill in as much of the Author Proposal Form as you can and return it to us. We will treat the form confidentially and contact you with our feedback. If, together, we agree to take the idea forward, then we will use the form as a basis for doing so.

Author guidelines

Our Guidelines for Authors provide practical guidance on how to supply your manuscript. It includes an overview of the book production process, as well as notes on illustration and text formats and guidance on correct referencing and copyright clearance.

Who are our authors?
  • industry experts
  • academics
  • experienced professionals
  • specialist journalists

“Working with RIBA Publishing was a pleasure, thanks to the sheer professionalism of the editorial staff and their real enthusiasm for publishing good books.”

- Kenneth Powell, author of Twentieth Century Architects: Powell & Moya

A personalised service for authors

We treat every idea on its merits, and from proposal through to final published book, you will receive thoughtful and professional feedback on your work. Our Commissioning Editors work with you to refine your proposal and edit and feed back on all stages of manuscript, providing crucial support and guidance, in conjunction with the Assistant Editor.

Our talented production and design team steer you through the production process, again always on hand to help with queries and provide exceptional author care. After publication, our Marketing and Sales teams ensure your book receives the attention it deserves.

You will receive a truly personalised experience publishing with RIBA Publishing.


The publishing team

You can find the details of our team on the Contact Us page.

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