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Macmillan Learning

What We Do

We’re best known for our publishing in the humanities, social sciences, business and study skills. We publish for a global audience, focusing on the needs of researchers, instructors and students in higher education. We offer our authors the choice to publish their work across a range of formats and lengths.

As well as our own publishing, we also sell and distribute the publications of a number of distribution partners.

Our Publishing


We develop texts to suit a wide range of courses from big-hitting introductory course companions, to shorter specialist texts and works that define a new field of study. We also publish a huge collection of books on how to teach and learn, including the ½ million copy bestseller The Study Skills Handbook in the Palgrave Study Skills series.

Many of our introductory texts include high-quality media resources to support instructors and enhance the learning experience for students. To explore these resources, find the web page for the text you are interested in and then click on the ‘companion site’ link.

Explore our textbooks


Many of our texts are available to rent as e-books through VitalSource, a global provider of e-learning content. Students and instructors can access them via any web-enabled device, without the need to buy a specialist e-reader. We have content available to purchase through several other vendors such as Kortext and Amazon. We can also work with Institutions and vendor partners to provide VLE integrated E-textbooks that are readily available and easily accessible for students.

E-learning Resources

We help universities and colleges deliver support to students outside the classroom via our 3 innovative e-learning platforms. Subscribing institutions can offer students help with study skills, referencing, and social work practice placements, all joined-up with their own virtual learning environments.

Our Distribution Partners

We work with the following distribution partners, offering their products in selected territories around the world.