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Publishing

We publish a large range of books linked to our exhibitions and archives. These books are published in-house as well as in partnership with other publishers.

We have a strong backlist, with total sales to date of almost 4.7 million books. Our titles range from fully illustrated art books, photography and gift books to narrative histories, poetry and children’s educational and fiction titles.

We are releasing a wide range of new titles to mark this year’s centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. In-house publications include a new edition of Art from the First World War, featuring the best of IWM’s exceptional art collection, including Paul Nash, William Orpen, Stanley Spencer and John Singer Sargent; an iconic and surprising book of Posters of the First World War from IWM’s unparalleled archive; a new anthology of First World War Poems from the Front, focusing on the most iconic figures of the war including Rupert Brooke, Robert Graves, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, plus rising stars Ivor Gurney, Edmund Blunden and David Jones; a pocket-sized A-Z guide to who’s who and what’s what in the First World War; and The First World War Galleries – an authoritative and accessible book to accompany the new galleries opening at IWM London this summer.

We’ve already had some great coverage of Posters of the First World War, with The Times running a series of 5 poster inserts and an accompanying article including an interview with IWM historian Nigel Steel.

Now available

Art from the First World War

Posters of the First World War

First World War Poems from the Front

The First World War Galleries

The First World War with Imperial War Museums - Published by Hodder Education in association with IWM

The First World War for Dummies - Published by Wiley in association with IWM

Read more information on a selection of our books. (PDF)

Many of our books are available to buy via the IWM Shop and most retailers.

Trade Orders:

For trade orders please email Simon Perks at Unicorn Press: simon@unicornpress.org

Proposals:

We publish in two ways. Under the IWM imprint, we publish books which focus on our collections, including titles such as Art from the First World War and British Posters of the Second World War. We also work in association with larger publishing houses to produce a range of different titles from children’s books to photography books, and series such as the hugely successful Forgotten Voices. If you would like some advice or to submit a book proposal, please email a brief outline and some sample material to publishing@iwm.org.uk