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​​RIBA Publishing books and authors


Our Commissioning team is always open to ideas for new content about architecture, building design and construction - content that meets the needs of the construction industry.

You don't have to be an established author to get your voice heard: 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, and authoritative book or other product that will find a wide audience.

If you are thinking of writing content, if you have noticed that there is a gap in the market for a given topic, or if you represent an organisation with construction information that needs to be disseminated, then we will be pleased to hear from you.

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

Corporate Authors:

  • Government Departments
  • Specialist Organisations
  • Trade Bodies
  • Professional Institutes
  • Interest Groups

“RIBA Publishing provides an ideal solution for us: a highly professional editorial and production team, together with in-depth market knowledge of the publishing industry. In the background their organisation includes an immense technical resource which complements our publications - the perfect solution for both us and our target audience”

Neil Richardson, Head of Publishing, Communities and Local Government

What we're after

We are interested in ideas for books, e-books and digital tools for practice that help architects and other construction professionals to be successful in business.

Our core subject areas are:

  • Architectural practice management
  • Building Regulations
  • Sustainability
  • Contracts, contract guides, and construction law
  • Building design guidance
  • Building Information Modelling

We would like to hear from you if you have ideas for:

  • Concise, practical, technical, and professional guidance for architects and other construction professionals
  • Presenting information (including contracts, technical design guidance, etc.) essential for contemporary practice in the construction industry
  • Innovative examples of good practice that deserve a wider audience

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 for the supply of your typescript. 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.

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