About Universal-Publishers

Universal-Publishers seeks authors who are experts in their field, and whose work addresses a specialized audience. Our mission is to expose new ideas and important scholarship. In exchange for distribution rights, we offer major distribution, fair compensation, multiple media editions, and personal attention.

Our publications are sold in paperback and ebook editions through thousands of booksellers including Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and Powell's. In addition to global internet distribution, we share printing and distribution facilities with some of the largest publishers in the world, and have with production facilities in both the US and UK, to ensure quality manufacturing and easy access to all of our titles.

Personal service

If you are an expert in your field, professor, or author with a book length manuscript, we may be interested in publishing your work. Our experienced editors can help you achieve a successful publication. Complete our brief Book Proposal Form for personal assistance. A representative will contact you within days of receipt.

If you have what we're looking for, we'll ask to see your manuscript. If accepted for publication, you will work with the same person throughout the publishing process;: someone who knows your manuscript, the publishing process, and who has worked with many other authors.

Worldwide distribution

With production facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, and co-publishing opportunities in China and India, our comprehensive distribution system makes your book available through some of the biggest book selling channels in the world. All of our books are made available through major on-line booksellers including giants such as Amazon.com, plus through thousands of neighborhood bookstores by special order.

Large-scale wholesale distribution is provided by arrangement with top book distributors Ingram Book Company, Baker & Taylor, and Bertrams in the UK. In addition, readers worldwide can purchase either paper or ebook editions directly from Universal-Publishers.com and other ebooksellers for instant access to your work.

Paperback & electronic formats

All titles are available in both ebook and paperback formats. The digital version makes it fast, easy, and inexpensive for others to access. We offer a variety of digital distribution options by partnering with Books.Google.com, Amazon.com eBook upgrade program, Powells.com, and Mobipocket.com. The first 25 pages are made available on-line for free at Universal-Publishers.com, and limited excerpts are featured at Books.Google.com. Each title is also available in a high-quality trade paperback edition in a variety of trim sizes.

Top royalties

Author royalties Author royalties Author royalties are based on the retail price so you know exactly how much each sale is worth. Our authors have access to one of the highest royalty amounts in the publishing business: from 10% to 40% of the retail price depending on the mode and the level of the sale.


Depending on how well your manuscript is prepared, it can be ready to promote and distribute in as little as two or three months.

Author friendly publishing agreement

Author retains all copyrights. Easily terminable contract after 2000 copies sold or two years, whichever comes first.

Library Classification Assignment

Publishers Cataloging-in-Publication (CIP) data is assigned for qualifying titles that are likely to be acquired by libraries.

What we're looking for:


Ancient History

Astronomy & Space Science

Biological Sciences



Mass Communication

Computer Science

Environmental Science


Economic Theory


Fine Arts

Geography & GIS

Health Sciences



Language & Linguistics

Law & Legal Theory

Medical Science



Nuclear Science



Plant Science

Political Science


Social Science


Sociology &
Social Problems

Study Aids



Urban Planning

Women's Studies