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Become an Authority today with the Authority Guides

Books for business professionals

Do people keep asking when you’re going to write a book? Does publishing a book seem like an impossible mountain to climb? Do you need to share your expertise in your field with a wider audience? Are you looking for a bigger platform from which to project your ideas? Apply today to become part of the exciting Authority Guides series.

Why you should join us

As part of a series written by experts you will be in good company. There are now 20 books in the Authority Guides series, written by 18 expert authors.

Sales of your book will be enhanced by the performance of other books in the series and we will be actively supporting our Authority authors to find opportunities to create a platform from which they can spread their ideas and grow their businesses.

Here’s what you get when you join the Authority Project as an author

  • Editorial advice and guidance from award-winning publisher Sue Richardson and/or her associates on writing a pithy 18,000 words for your book
  • Copy-editing of your final manuscript
  • Layout and cover design to fit with the look of the series
  • Your book will be 170 x 120mm, full colour cover, two-colour text, 96 pages
  • Publication as part of the Authority Guides by SRA Books
  • Ebook version on all major platforms including Kindle, Apple, Kobo, Nook, Hive and GooglePlay
  • Distribution to the book trade (appears in stock at Amazon, Waterstones and several other online bookstores)
  • Royalty of 10% of cover price returned to you on most trade sales
  • The opportunity to attend Authority author events designed to help you work with your publisher and fellow authors in the series to get the most out of being a published author.
  • Representation at the major annual book fairs in London and Frankfurt with a view to seeking licensing and foreign rights sales opportunities for your book.

What’s your investment?

We simply ask you to commit to purchasing a minimum of 1000 copies of your book during the first year of publication at a generous discount on RRP.

Do you have a book idea?

We’d love to hear from you if you would like to join us. Please tell us why your book or book idea should be an Authority Guide using the questions in these guidelines to help you. Send your submission to Christopher Cudmore at


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