SHRM Books

SHRM Books



SHRM BOOKS develops and publishes resources on the topics that matter most to HR professionals, people managers, and students.  

The strength of our program lies in the expertise and thought leadership of our authors to educate, empower, elevate, and inspire readers around the world. 

Each year SHRM BOOKS publishes 8-10 new titles covering contemporary and core Human Resource Management issues such as Talent Management, Employment Law, and Technology, as well as general workplace topics such as Career Development, Organizational Culture, and Conflict Resolution. 

With more than 100 books available in print, digital, and audio formats, SHRM BOOKS are available through most online book retailers, such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as our own online SHRMStore.

SHRM BOOKS also includes the Read-for-Recertification Credit program, which offers members and readers the opportunity to earn SHRM recertification professional development credits (PDCs) by reading an approved book and completing the related activity.

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New + Notable

These books are a blend of new releases and titles that have earned enduring popularity with our readers. Visit the SHRMStore and browse the entire collection for more ideas and inspiration!







Orders + Translations


Bulk Order Discounts ... The More You Buy, the More You Save!

Visit the SHRMStore to place your bulk order today!

Current Discount Schedule
10–24 copies: 20% discount
25–99 copies: 30% discount
100–499 copies: 40% discount
500+ copies: 50% discount

Purchase Terms
Offer is valid for print orders only.
Discount is based on the book's list (non-member) price.


SHRM Books are distributed by Independent Publishers Group 

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SHRM Books makes available for translation a robust selection of new and recent titles plus a curated list of perennial bestsellers. Please contact for information about translation rights and sales.




Got a great idea for a book? We're always looking for smart, forward-thinking books to advance HR thought leadership and help HR professionals and people managers solve problems, improve skills, implement new processes, and or understand and apply new information.

For more information about how to submit a proposal, please review the FAQ below.

For more information about how to write a proposal, please review our Book Proposal Guidelines.

Book Proposal FAQs

Please note each book published by SHRM requires a fully executed publishing agreement between the author and SHRM. The terms, rights, and obligations provided in any specific agreement supersede any information provided on this or other SHRM websites.

Q: Will writing a book give me preferential treatment when selecting conference/workshop speakers? 

No. Authors submit the standard information to the appropriate teams at SHRM and go through the same selection process as other submitters.


Q: Does SHRM publish e-books?

Yes, all new titles are converted into the three main ebook formats: Mobi (Kindle), ePUB, and PDF.


Q: Does SHRM sell books beyond the U.S. market?

Yes, we reach academic and international markets for most of our books through our trade distributor.


Q: Does SHRM co-publish books with other publishers?

SHRM evaluates co-publishing opportunities on a case-by-case basis.


Q: How does SHRM Books decide what to publish?

Criteria for book publishing includes:

  • Reflects and advances the SHRM Competency Model and SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™)
  • Suitability for SHRM's audience
  • Quality, timeliness, and originality of topic and treatment
  • Addresses a demonstrable market need
  • The author's ability to promote the book


Q: What are the timelines?

It takes at least one month for SHRM to assess a book proposal. The final manuscript is usually due 4-8 months from the date of an executed Publishing Agreement between the author and SHRM. Once the final manuscript is submitted to SHRM, it takes between 4-6 months to edit, design, and publish a book.


Q: What if I have additional questions about SHRM's book publishing program?

Please contact us at

Q. Can I suggest a book for the SHRMStore?

Thank you for your interest. At this time, the SHRMStore team selects titles sourced from: 

1. the SHRM Books title list 
2. authors selected to speak at recent SHRM events 
3. established publishers with recent books of particular interest to SHRMStore readers

Books for (Re)Certification

Prepare for the SHRM Certification Exam

Are you preparing to take the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification exam? The SHRM BASK and the SHRM Learning System are two resources for knowledge-building ahead of the exam.

For ideas on how to manage your time during the exam, develop a study plan, understand your learning style, etc., consider these SHRM-published books:

Ace Your SHRM Certification Exam: A Guide To Success On The SHRM-CP And SHRM-SCP Exams, 2nd edition

Preparing for the SHRM-CP Exam: Workbook and Practice Questions from SHRM, 2022 edition

Preparing for the SHRM-SCP Exam: Workbook and Practice Questions from SHRM, 2022 edition

Read for Recertification Credit

The SHRM Books Read-for-Recertification Credit program is a great way to broaden knowledge while earning SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs) along the way. Learn more


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