Distribution and Customer Services


The Americas

Please see the Wiley ordering pages


The UK and Rest of World

Please see the Wiley ordering pages


Australia and New Zealand

John Wiley Australia
John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.
42 McDougall Street
Milton, Queensland 4064

Within Australia:

Toll – free telephone:
1800 777 474

Toll – free fax:
1800 802 258

From Overseas:

Telephone: +61 7 3354 8444
Toll-free telephone (from NZ only)
0800 448 200

Editorial Contacts/Author Information

Information for Current Authors:

Click here to download a summary of guidelines for current Polity authors. It is essential that you are familiar with the information in this brief document before you begin writing.

Click here to download the full guidelines for current Polity authors.

Information about Proposal Submissions:

If you have an idea for a book, or are currently writing, and you would like to submit an outline or proposal, please contact the appropriate commissioning editor at the Polity Editorial Office in Cambridge (details below).

Please note: Polity does not publish fiction, poetry, personal memoirs, or articles. We prefer to receive proposals via email. Please keep a copy of your submission. We can return hard copies of proposals/sample chapters only if accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope, otherwise we will not be able to return unsolicited manuscripts.

Decision time regarding evaluation of proposals can vary from as little as a few weeks to several months.

Proposals should give a brief synopsis of the central arguments and themes of the book, and it is very helpful for us to have the following information included:

  • proposed working title (the title should give a clear indication of the content of the book);
  • chapter-by-chapter outline;
  • the estimated length (in thousands of words, including bibliography);
  • a realistic delivery date;
  • an outline for the proposed market, including which subject group(s) the book is aimed at; the names of particular courses on which the book might be used; the level at which the book is aimed. Think in international terms (e.g. whether your book would be appropriate for the North American market);
  • information on whether your book is designed to be a research monograph, supplementary reading, a core textbook, or a book for general readers;
  • information on the main competing titles and how your proposed book is different.
Polity Editorial
65 Bridge Street
Tel: +44 (0)1223 324315
Fax: +44 (0)1223 461385

Marketing Contacts

If you are already a Polity author and have queries relating to the promotion and publicity of your book, please contact one of the marketing team.

Queries relating to marketing in the Americas:

Polity Marketing
101 Station Landing, Suite 300
MA 02155-5148
Tel: 781-388-8529
Fax: 781-338-8529

Queries relating to marketing in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world:

Polity Marketing
9600 Garsington Rd
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 476146

Rights / Permissions

Our Rights department handles photocopying, permissions, translation rights and general copyright enquiries. Please read the Rights page for further information.

Rights, Permissions and Translations
65 Bridge Street
Sarah Dobson, Head of Rights
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 370203
Rhiannon Furbear-Williams, Rights Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 370202

Review copy requests and publicity

If you would like to interview a Polity author, or need further information for a book review or feature, please contact:

In the US and Canada:

Lucas Jones
Tel: +1 646-559-9381

In the UK and Rest of World:

Emma Longstaff
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 476146

Inspection copy requests

Inspection copies for most Polity books are available to full time lecturers teaching classes of over twelve students for whom the book may be appropriate as a course text.

In the UK and Rest of World:

If you have any queries relating to Inspection Copies please email us at, and include your course details, and the book in which you are interested.

In the US:

Please email your request, with course details, to

In Australia:

Please email your request, with course details, to:


If you are a proofreader, copy editor, printer or related service provider and would like to talk to us about opportunities, please contact our production manager:

Neil de Cort
65 Bridge Street
Tel: +44 (0)1223 370206

At Polity we take pride in creating beautiful book covers which blend art, typography and design, and which start telling the book’s story before the reader has got to the first page. We work with some of the best designers in the business to create unique and striking covers which resonate with the book’s subject matter and complement the outstanding quality of our books and authors. If you are interested in working with us, please contact:

Rachel Moore
Tel: +44 (0)1223 370211