• We Publish Brilliant Business Books.

  • We Are An Independent Publisher That Helps Insightful Experts Publish Brilliant Business Books.

  • Our Books

    We aim to publish a limited number of books per year - and purposefully curate our list of titles to be extremely selective. In addition to the books listed below, we have several more projects that are scheduled for release in the coming months and will be announced soon!

    Sweating Together

    How Peloton Built a Billion Dollar Venture and Created Community

    An insider look at the rise of Peloton from George Mason University Professor of Entrepreneurship David J. Miller.

    COMING FALL 2019!

    Data Story

    Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story

    The next visual book from best selling author and presentation pioneer Nancy Duarte on how to tell better stories.

    COMING FALL 2019!

    The Disruption Mindset

    Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail

    The highly anticipated new book from New York Times best selling author and leadership expert Charlene Li.

    COMING FALL 2019!

    ABM is B2B

    Why B2B Marketing and Sales is Broken and How to Fix it.

    The ultimate guide to the ABM movement transforming B2B marketing and sales by Sangram Vajre + Eric Spett.

    COMING FALL 2019!

    Non-Obvious Megatrends

    How To See What Others Miss, Predict Trends and Win The Future

    The highly anticipated 1oth edition of the WSJ bestselling book on thinking different from Ideapress founder + award winning trend curator Rohit Bhargava.

    COMING EARLY 2020!

    Limitless

    How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life

    This high-energy book from Laura Gassner Otting helps readers to get unstuck and find more consonance in work and life.

    WASHINGTON POST Bestseller!

    Savvy

    Navigating Fake Companies, Fake Leaders and Fake News in the Post-Trust Era

    A timely collaboration between a brand expert and a clinical psychologist on how to survive the post-truth era.

    IPPY GOLD MEDAL WINNER!

    (Best Business Book: Current Events)

    Good Authority

    How To Become The Leader Your Team Is Waiting For

    An entertaining and useful new book on collaborative leadership from executive coach Jonathan Raymond.

    AXIOM SILVER MEDAL WINNER!

    (Best Leadership Book)

    The Transparency Sale

    How Unexpected Honesty and Understanding The Buying Brain Can Transform Your Results

    Longtime sales expert Todd Caponi shares actionable advice to help you rethink your sales approach.

    INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST!

    (Best Sales Book)

    Non-Obvious Guide To Small Business Marketing

    by Rohit Bhargava

    The first in a new series from Ideapress featuring approachable marketing advice for smart people (not idiots or dummies)!

    IPPY GOLD MEDAL WINNER!

    (Best Non-Fiction Series)

    Non-Obvious Guide To Employee Engagement

    by Maddie Grant & Jamie Notter

    Learn to engage your employees and supercharge your performance in this useful guide from the authors of When Millennials Take Over + Humanize.

    IPPY GOLD MEDAL WINNER!

    (Best Non-Fiction Series)

    Non-Obvious Guide To Event Planning

    by Andrea Driessen

    Create engaging and non-boring events that truly inspire people with this step by step guide from TEDx organizer and long-time event pro Andrea Driessen.

    INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD
    GOLD MEDAL WINNER!

    (Best Communications/PR Book)

    Yes Is The Answer.

    How Faith In People and a Culture of Hospitality Built A Modern American Restaurant Company

    The long awaited memoir from noted restaurateur Cameron Mitchell.

    INTERNATIONAL BOOK
    GOLD MEDAL AWARD WINNER!

    (Best Management/Leadership Book)

    Leveraged Learning

    How the Disruption of Education Helps Lifelong Learners and Experts With Something To Teach

    A fascinating and meticulously researched exploration of what the future of education should be.

    IPPY GOLD MEDAL WINNER!

    (Best Education Theory Book)

    The Hard Break

    The Case For A 24/6 Lifestyle

    A powerful argument that the antidote to our overstressed lives may be the ages old habit of taking a day every week to recharge.

    Same Side Selling

    How Integrity and Collaboration Drive Extraordinary Results For Sellers and Buyers
    A unique collaboration between sales expert and buying expert to illuminate both sides of business procurement.

    Built To Suck

    The Inevitable Demise of the Corporation and How To Save It?

    An irreverent book about what it will really take to save modern business from provocateur & author Joseph Jaffe.

    Join The Brand

    Building Loyal Communities and the Need For Belonging

    The latest research-filled book about how to create a brand that inspires loyalty from author Norty Cohen.

    Close Deals Faster

    The Sales Method Used By Over 80,000 Salespeople

    The first book from renowned sales trainer John Asher, sharing insights from over 30 years of helping salespeople succeed.

    BOOKFEST AWARD WINNER!

    (Best Sales Book of the Year)

    Clicksand

    How Online Marketing Will Destroy Your Business (And The Unlikely Secret To Saving It)

    An industry insider's exposé of the manipulation that is seeming to take over online marketing, and how business owner can and must rise above it.

    Always Eat Left Handed

    15 Surprising Secrets For Killing It At Work And In Real Life

    From the founder of Ideapress comes an irreverent new career advice book filled with all the advice no one ever tells you about what it really takes to get ahead.

    FOREWORD INDIES AWARD FINALIST!

    (Best Career Advice Book)

    The Road To Recognition

    The A to Z Guide To Personal Branding
    This collection of advice from some of the world's top marketers is an essential read for anyone looking to optimize their reputation and supercharge their success. 

    When Millennials Take Over

    Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business
    A groundbreaking new book from two of the leading voices in building a powerful corporate culture on how to manage a multi-generational workforce.

    Participation Game

    Lessons From The Top 100 Brands

    An inside look at the groundbreaking annual survey data and research into brands that millennials love (and why).

    Why It Hurts

    A Physician's Insights On The Purpose Of Pain
    In the midst of the opioid crisis, this book from Harvard trained physician Aneesh Singla offers a new take on the purpose and upside of pain.

    Expensive Sentences

    Debunking the Common Myths that Derail Decisions and Sabotage Success
    A surprising look at the common sentences which may be causing your brand lots of money, and what to do about them. 

    Engineering Progress

    The Inspiring Story of Underwriters Laboratories

    A custom published corporate history book which tells the 100+ year history of the UL brand.

    Outside Insight

    Navigating a World Drowning In Data

    From Meltwater CEO Jorn Lyseggen comes this insightful look at what brands get wrong with "big data" and how to get smarter.

    Corporate Goad

    Case Studies In Transformational Change

    Lessons from a lifelong change agent on what it really takes to disrupt your organization and drive forward.

    Evolved Enterprise

    An Illustrated Guide to Re-Think, Re-Imagine and Re-Invent Your Business to Deliver Meaningful Impact & Even Greater Profits
    A guide from Maverick founder Yanik Silver on how business can be a lever for positive change in the world.

    Education That Works

    The Neuroscience Of Building A More Effective Higher Education
    A groundbreaking idea from a longtime higher education administrator on one of the most urgent issues facing our culture today.

    SOAR

    How The World's Best Airline Brands Delight Customers and Inspire Employees
    An insiders look at the airline industry based on dozens of interviews from the founder of airline consultancy Simpliflying.
  • Why We Exist

    The problem with big publishers is they rarely offer the combination of quality expertise and personal attention that authors are hoping for. The problem with self publishing is that authors must handle time consuming logistics and struggle with perceptions that they haven't published a "real book."

     

    We believe that an independent publisher can solve these problems.

     

    Ideapress Publishing was founded by best-selling author Rohit Bhargava and his wife Chhavi Arya to offer a more personalized, higher quality and more human alternative to the big publishers. Our vision is to bring the distribution network of a big publisher together with a team of top talent on every project alongside personalized real time advice and coaching from Rohit, a Wall Street Journal best selling author himself.

     

    For the past four years, we have been on a quest to build relationships with the most talented and experienced independent professionals in the publishing industry. We engage them on a project by project basis, treat them with respect and enlist their talent to help us produce amazing business books.

     

    In particular, we aim to solve these six frustrations of modern publishing:

    1. Speed

    We have built a team of amazing professionals who know how to work quickly to help get your book edited, printed and into the market without the traditional publishing bloated timelines.

    2. Expertise

    We use proven professionals with decades of experience and routinely test new ideas on our own projects so we can earn our knowledge of what works and what doesn't at every stage of a book.

    3. Money

    As a publishing company founded by an author, we believe that the author should keep most of the revenue from a book - so we aim to minimize costs and keep our fees reasonable.

    4. Quality

    The ease of publishing today means lots of bad books get printed. To maintain our high standard of quality, we don't do print-on-demand and only use top US-based printers.

    5. Distribution

    Thanks to our relationship with Ingram, we have the same distribution network and capability as a large publisher, routinely placing books in stores and airports.

    6. Multi-channel

    In addition to print books, we take care of ebooks, audio, foreign rights and all the other ways to help our authors reach the widest possible audiences.

  • Our Manifesto

    In a world where anyone can publish a book with ease - being an author is in danger of losing the credibility that it once had. Yet despite the overload of information, we believe the world is still hungry for unique ideas ... and we believe in the power of books to distribute them.

     

    We exist to help insightful experts publish their valuable ideas with more credibility.

     

    Ideapress Publishing

    We Publish Brilliant Business Books.

    For more information or if you would like to submit a manuscript - contact:

    chhavi@ideapresspublishing.com

  • Our Story

    In 2015, marketing expert and award winning author Rohit Bhargava decided to publish his third book independently. After working with large publishers (McGraw-Hill and Wiley) on his first two books - he realized that many of the best people in the publishing industry were becoming freelancers and the industry itself was shifting.

     

    For his new book Non-Obvious, he pulled together an expert team and published his fourth book under a new imprint he called Ideapress. The book quickly hit #1 book in the highly competitive Marketing category on Amazon, broke the Top 50 books on ALL of Amazon and hit the Wall Street Journal best seller list the week after.

     

    Almost immediately, many of his fellow authors and colleagues began asking if they might benefit from the same model and Rohit started speaking with his wife Chhavi about how they might turn this ecosystem into something that might work for other authors ... and Ideapress was born the very next year.

     

    Ideapress Publishing is an author-centric publishing company.

     

    Our mission is to produce brilliant business books - and what this means to us is creating a solution that offers EVERYTHING that independent authors need to publish a successful book. We work with top experienced editors and writers. We engage the best design studios and independent designers. We take care of all the professional details from proofreading to indexing. We handle printing, logistics, project development, and we provide full distribution for all of our projects through Ingram Distribution.

     

    Beyond professional services, though, we understand that a great publisher also needs to lend credibility to their projects. So we are extremely selective in the books that we take on and are laser focused on the reputation of Ideapress as a publisher. We don't take on vanity projects and we invest our time, attention, heart and soul into the projects we agree to publish. And we stand by them with pride.

     

    Our books, and our authors, are indeed brilliant. We are proud to serve them.

     

    The ultimate measure of our confidence in this model comes from the simple fact that we are also our own customers. Everything we do and offer is built from tools, relationships, tactics and lessons we have learned from launching our own books and publishing projects.

     

    At the end of the day, our simple aspiration is to be a publisher that our authors would actually choose to work with more than once. That is sadly lacking in the publishing industry.

     

    In short, we aspire to put our money, time and love into creating a new kind of publishing company. And we invite you to join us.

     

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What services do you offer in house versus using vendors? 

    The short answer is almost every service we recommend and use is done through freelance partnerships with some of the best people in the industry. The truth is, that's the better option for everyone. Rather than force you to use the same resource for every project, we can pull together the best team to work on your project. And then we lend our "in house" expertise to bringing it all together.

     

    Do I have to pay to publish my book with you?

    We are what is known in the industry as a hybrid publisher. This means that you as the author pay for our services and in exchange we work for you (instead of the other way around where traditional publishers acquire your book and then you essentially work as an employee to deliver a book for them).

     

    Though you do pay up front, we are very transparent about costs and also help you to map out the financial commitment to help determine how you can make your money back. In addition, we have signed and committed to the industry standard IBPA Hybrid Publisher Criteria for quality, services and selectiveness.

     

    How much does it cost and how do you make money? 

    As usual, that's a tough question to answer as it really depends on how much help authors need. We don't pay advances to authors - preferring to split royalties more evenly with them so we are all invested in making the book successful. A good estimate, if you consider an average sales price of between $15 to $20 (discounted) per hardcover book, is that most authors can break even on costs after selling around 3000-4000 copies.

     

    We are very upfront about the costs required for each element, allow you to pick the services you really need, and not pay for those you don't, and we NEVER use artificial sales gimmicks like requiring you to buy back X number of books or guarantee a certain volume of sales. We make our money through a flat commission across all the services that we provide - usually between 15% and 20% ... and we work to earn that and deliver lots of value for it.

     

    What if I only want to publish an eBook?

    With the ease of online tools like Amazon's Kindle platform, and the fact that it is very difficult to tell a self published book from one published by a publisher in digital version - we usually don't publish books that are only available in digital format. Honestly, it's easier and cheaper for you to do that yourself without a publisher.

     

    Is the pen really mightier than the sword?

    While scholars have debated this question for many years - we believe in the power of writing to change culture. Swords don't inspire people. Unless of course they are written into stories where they are pulled out of stones by kings ...

     

    Can you get my book into bookstores?

    Yes! Ideapress uses Ingram Publisher Services for retail distribution. As many authors know, hardly any publishers do distribution themselves - they all partner with the same distributors for the most part to make book titles available to retail bookstores across America. Through our relationships, we typically not only see our books in retail stores, but often work with our authors to place books in airport bookstores and other retail venues as well.

     

    How will you help me sell my book?

    Candidly, we want our authors to know that the real effort to sell and promote their book will be up to them. We don't pretend that isn't true. Our role is to help advise our authors on tactics they might try and also to recommend proven resources they can hire such as top notch publicists, coaches, marketers and web developers for your project. Almost every resource we work with or recommend is someone that Rohit has worked with directly (and successfully!) in the past.

     

    What is a "brilliant business book?"

    We believe brilliant books offer a unique point of view of the world and offer valuable ideas that readers can act on. We cross the range of business books - from neuroscience to social media ... but our ongoing focus is to only take on valuable book projects that are contributing important and impactful ideas to the world.

     

    Why don't you publish books in other genres?

    Right now we are focused on business book publishing because we know what works best there and we are uniquely set up to handle projects in that space. Business books have multiple sales models, from large corporate bulk orders to conference or event based sales. These are the types of orders and situations we excel at - and our goal right now is to be the best at this one genre without expanding too fast or wide.

     

    How Can I Submit My Project?

    Currently, Ideapress is mainly accepting new projects on an invitation-only basis. Our calendar for 2019 is nearly full, but we always remain interested in great ideas and are open to reviewing your book proposal or concept either for Ideapress or one of our other growing imprints (contact us to learn more about those too). To be considered or to get more information email chhavi@ideapresspublishing.com.