• We Publish Brilliant Business Books.

  • We Are An Independent Publisher Specializing In Working With Insightful Experts To 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 quite 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!

    The Disruptor's Agenda

    How To Create A Strategy For Breakthrough Growth

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


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

    This high-energy book helps readers to get unstuck and create a career filled with meaningful work.


    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Non-Obvious Guide To Small Business Marketing

    by Rohit Bhargava

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

    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.

    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.


    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.

    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.

    Non-Obvious 2018

    How To Predict Trends and Win The Future

    The 8th edition of the Wall Street Journal best selling book on trends and how to predict the future from Ideapress founder Rohit Bhargava.

    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. 

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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. 

    Engineering Progress

    The Inspiring Story of Underwriters Laboratories

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

    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.

    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. 

    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.


    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.

    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.

    Networking Is Not Working

    Stop Collecting Business Cards And Start Making Meaningful Connections
    The #1 best selling guidebook on a new model of networking from the noted founder of CADRE, Derek Coburn.

    How Smart Companies Save Money

    A rare collection of 25 savings tactics from an expense management expert that has saved companies tens of millions of dollars. 

    Same Side Selling

    A Radical Approach To Breaking Through Sales Barriers
    A unique collaboration between sales expert and buying expert to illuminate both sides of business procurement.
  • Why We Exist

    The problem with big publishers is they rarely offer the quality expertise 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 to offer an alternative to self publishing OR working with a large publisher. Our vision is to bring the top quality resources and distribution of a big publisher together with the real time advice and coaching from a proven Wall Street Journal best selling fellow author to launch a successful business book. We do this by only using the most experienced freelance talent in the industry on our projects - usually people with 20+ years of experience in the industry.


    On the financial side, we treat every project like a startup by sharing equity in every project and only charging a fair commission (usually 15-20%) to cover all the services that we provide.


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

    1. Speed

    We have built a team of preferred partners who know how to work quickly to help get your book edited, printed and into the market without traditional publishing delays.

    2. Expertise

    Thanks to our collective experience publishing dozens of books, we test new ideas on our own projects and have earned our knowledge of what to do (and what to avoid).

    3. Money

    We are authors ourselves, and we believe 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 published. The good news is, that means quality matters more than ever - from writing to editing to printing.

    5. Distribution

    Often going with a smaller publisher means you will lack distribution, but with our model - we routinely place books in stores, airports and in retail that matters.

    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.


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  • Our Story

    In 2014, 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.


    His new book Non-Obvious published under the Ideapress imprint quickly become the #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 soon after. Afterwords, fellow authors asked if they might use the same model and Rohit realized that the ecosystem he had built was something other authors desperately wanted ... and Ideapress was born.


    Ideapress Publishing is an author centric publishing company.


    Our mission is to produce brilliant business books - and what this means 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 top designers and layout teams. 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 a certain credibility to its projects. So we are extremely selective in the books that we take on and are 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.


    The ultimate measure of our confidence in this model comes from the simple fact that we are also 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.


    We aspire to be a publisher that our authors would actually choose to work with more than once.


    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 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.


    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?

    Ideapress uses Ingram 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. In December of 2017, we will have four Ideapress titles in Hudson airport locations across the United States.


    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 only accepting new projects on an invitation-only basis. We are already full on our projects for 2018. That said, we are always interested in great ideas and open to reviewing your project or concept. To be considered or learn more about publishing options, you can email ideapresspublishing@gmail.com.