Here’s a run down of the most common questions that the we receive.

We hope it’s of use to you.

How can I get my book published?

The first step is to read our submission guidelines and follow the instructions.

Where can I buy UKCPD Press Published books online?

All our Personal Development titles are stocked by most major online retailers including The BookDepository, Amazon, Watersones online and many more, but are also available at selected stores in the UK. Contact us if you have are unable to locate a book you wish to purchase.

Professional Development titles and tools will be available in the coming months. Contact us if you have are unable to locate a book you wish to purchase.

How long does it take to get a book published?

The length of time between submission and publication will depend on a number of things including:

1. The amount of work required to get the book to a final copy.

2. The length of time for the review process.

3. Date of submission – we generally aim to publish books in Spring and Autumn.

Do I have to pay to get my book published?


Do I need an agent?

No. At UKCPD Press we prefer to work with the author directly through the entire life cycle of the publishing process.

Who holds the copyright in the books?

All our authors retain the copyright in their books.

How do I know if you have received my submission?

You will receive an email confirmation to let you know that we have received your manuscript. Note – we do not accept hard copies.

When will you get back to me following receipt of my submission?

Due to an increase in recent submission numbers we are working at a response time of 8 to 10 weeks.

If you like my book what will happen?

All our authors are treated as individuals, and the exact path to a published book will depend on the individual book submitted. Generally, following review of the book, we will contact you to discuss the way forward, including edits, jacket cover and marketing strategy. This will be an on-going process, as our aim is to work with our authors to ensure that they are happy with any decisions made. Only once we are sure that you are satisfied with our strategy will we discuss the terms and conditions.

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