Book Launches and Events – UK & the Rest of the World

Although the economics of specialist, academic publishing do not allow for launch parties, Boydell & Brewer Ltd is delighted to support authors and editors wishing to organize their own events.


Authors may use their 50% author discount to purchase books for launches. Postage charges apply. Please do not over-order, but count on sales of about 25% of confirmed attendance. Keep in mind that virtual events tend to have a lower number of actual attendees than registrants.

You don’t need to pay for your books in advance: we will give you up to a maximum of 500 £/$/€ credit and 30 days from the end of the month of your order in which to pay. Unsold copies can be returned (see below) so you will only pay for those you have either sold or decided to keep.

Orders for events occurring in the UK and worldwide (excluding North & South America) should be placed with our distributor, John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Please call Tyler Lyne at 02039 910035 ext. 2 or email [email protected] and let him know that it is for a launch/author event on the terms outlined above.

Selling Books

You may sell the books you have purchased for whatever price you wish, though we recommend offering a discount. If you request discount leaflets to distribute at your event, we can match discounts up to 20% for paperbacks and 35% for hardcovers.

Do not collect credit card information, as it is subject to strict privacy regulation. Payment should be provided to you only through cash, check, or other secure means.

Returning Unsold Books

Once the event is over, please contact our Business Services Coordinator at [email protected] to confirm how many copies of the book were sold and to arrange collection of unsold books. The cost of these will be refunded only if they are returned in mint condition.

Please ensure that after the event the books are securely packed using the original packing material and clearly labelled with John Wiley & Sons Limited, Returns Department, New Era Estate, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO22 9NQ.

Please keep any invoices sent out with the books and return these with any unsold books.

Marketing Material

We can provide copies of the catalogue in which your book appears, by request. We can provide a small poster of your book cover, by request.

Please contact our Business Services Coordinator at [email protected] to make requests.

Please Note

Please do not give away copies for review unless agreed in advance with Marketing, as it may duplicate our efforts.