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Contacting Polity

Distribution and Customer Services

The Americas

Please see the Wiley ordering pages

The UK and RoW

Please see the Wiley ordering pages

Australia and New Zealand

John Wiley Australia
Australian Distribution Centre,
PO Box 3065,

Stafford BC,
Qld, 4053, Australia

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

web: http://www.johnwiley.com.au

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Editorial Contacts / Author Information

Information For Current Authors:

Click here, to download guidelines for current Polity authors.

Information about Proposal Submissions:

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


Sociology and Health & Social Care:
Politics & International Relations:
Media & Communication Studies, Cultural Studies and Literature:
Philosophy and History:

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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:

350 Main Street
2nd Floor, Malden
Massachusetts 02148

Tel: 781-388-8529
Fax: 781-338-8529
Email: usmarketing@politybooks.com

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

Polity Marketing
9600 Garsington Rd

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 476701
Email: ukmarketing@politybooks.com

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Rights / Permissions

, our Rights and Translations Manager handles photocopying, permissions, translation rights and general copyright enquiries. Please read the Rights page for further information.

Rights, Permissions and Translations
65 Bridge Street
Tel: +44 (0)1223 370202
E-mail: rachel.walter@politybooks.com

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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 UK / Rest of World:

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 476393

In the US:

Tel: +011 1(212) 514-6271

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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.

UK and Rest of World

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


Please email your request, with course details, to mrutter@wiley.com


Please email your request, with course details, to: aushighered@wiley.com

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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:

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

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