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 10-15 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 Burnout, Decision Making, and Conflict Resolution. 

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

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. All Certificates of Achievement will be automatically uploaded to the SHRM Certification Portal.

To learn more about SHRM BOOKS, please contact

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New + Notable

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








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

Orders + Translations



SHRM Books are distributed by 

Independent Publishers Group
814 N. Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 800-888-4741


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.

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

Non-Returnable Bulk Order Discounts

10–24 copies: 20% discount

25–99 copies: 30% discount

100–499 copies: 40% discount

500+ copies: 50% discount

Returnable Bulk Order Discounts 
Books must be returned no more than 60 days after shipped.

25–99 copies: 20% discount

100–499 copies: 30% discount

500+ copies: 40% discount

Purchase Terms
Offer is valid for print orders only.
Total order cost will include shipping/handling fee and sales tax (if applicable). 

Please contact to place your bulk order and save!


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 in this FAQ.

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:

  • Suitability for SHRM's audience
  • Quality, timeliness, and originality of topic and treatment
  • Addresses a demonstrable market need
  • Reflects and advances the SHRM Competency Model
  • The author's ability to promote the book


Q: What are the timelines?

It takes about a 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

SHRMStore Listings

If you are an author or publisher who would like to have a book listed in the online SHRMStore, please submit this form and attach a digital review copy of the book. 

If you can only provide a print copy, mail it to: 
SHRM Books Manager 
1800 Duke Street 
Alexandria, VA 22314 

Please note that books mailed to the program will not be returned. 

SHRM Books selects English-language books that: 
  • Offer practical or strategic value to HR professionals and people managers. 
  • Provide timely, relevant, well-researched and accurate content. 
  • Demonstrate expertise and thought leadership on the topic. 
  • Feature the length (30,000 – 100,000+ words) and standards (copyedited, indexed, typeset, etc.) typical of professionally-published business books. 
  • Are readily available for sale through Amazon and/or other book resellers. The Amazon listing can represent direct fulfillment or inventory sold by a third party. 

The book will be evaluated and you will be notified of the decision within four weeks of receipt of the review copy.

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