Scholarly Publishing Services at Boydell

We are publishing experts with more than 55 years’ experience in producing and marketing high quality academic texts. We are proud to provide scholarly publishing services to some of the leading humanities scholarly societies, giving their valuable research greater visibility.

Learned societies and institutions including Pipe Roll Society, Lincoln Record Society and Navy Record Society trust us to produce, promote and distribute their publications.  

How we can help your organisation

We offer flexible options for scholarly publishing services from production to marketing and distribution. We can even help you give new life to titles from your back catalogue by converting them into digital book formats. 

Whatever level of service you choose, you will have a single, dedicated Partnership Co-ordinator to support you in the production of your publication and to answer any questions you might have along the way. 

We have worked with Boydell & Brewer for around a decade. They provide an exceptional service for record societies – responsive, flexible and with high standards of production.

The Pipe Roll Society

Book Production solutions 

We believe the quality of a finished book should live up to the quality of the research it contains. We’ll put your publications through the same production process, with the same rigorous standards and quality control, as our in-house titles.  

We can advise on questions of layout and design and maintain the flexibility to meet your unique needs and specifications. We can also produce digital editions of your books, make them available for individual purchase via our website, and distribute them to institutions through international electronic research platforms such as JSTOR, EBSCO and ProQuest. 

Your existing publications

Digital print-on-demand (POD) makes it possible to bring your past publications back into print. We are well versed in repurposing backlist for POD, matching binding styles and established series formats. Additionally, ebooks also offer great opportunities for backlist titles. We offer conversion services that allow you to bring books back into circulation through digitisation. 

Boydell & Brewer have kept in the forefront of changing publishing and distribution technologies which has enabled the society to maintain and improve services to our members. We look forward to continuing our happy relationship with the company.

Lincoln Record Society

Distribution services

We help to distribute member copies of your publications both domestically and internationally, saving you both time and money.  We communicate shipping information securely to our distributors, keeping your members’ data safe.  

Sales and Marketing solutions

We work with you to get your publications to the wider audience who may not be familiar with your society and encourage new memberships. 

Good product information is essential to generating sales. We work with you to compile detailed, accurate information about your books and share that data via global sales networks. BIC (Book Industry Communication) recognised the high quality of our product information with a Silver Metadata Excellence Award from BIC (Book Industry Communication) in 2023. 

Your books will: 

  • Each have their own detailed product page on our website 
  • Feature in relevant subject catalogues during their year of publication 
  • Be offered to academic journals and other publications for review

We may also display your books at academic conferences we attend.  

We and Boydell have worked together for almost fifty years, adding to the knowledge of Suffolk’s history by publishing to a very high standard an annual volume of previously unpublished manuscripts, each throwing light on some new aspect of the history of the county. 

Suffolk Records Society

Your Trusted Partner

We embrace a philosophy of innovation and growth and remain defiantly independent. We are employee-owned, with a mission to support scholarship in the humanities and social sciences and to share research findings and resources as widely as possible – locally, nationally and internationally.