Frequently Asked Questions

Inspection copies for educational institutions
We do send inspection copies of relevant paperback titles to qualifying tutors at UK schools and universities. To qualify, please email the book details plus your name; the name, department and full postal address of your institution; course name; students numbers to Provided completed feedback forms are received for the books, they can then be retained free of charge.
Tutors in the USA and Canada should contact W.W.Norton & Co for further details.

Contacting authors
If you need to contact an author of one of our books, please mail or fax us a letter addressed to the author and we will gladly forward it for you if we have the author's current address on file. Please include your postal address (and phone or fax number if you wish) so that the author can contact you directly (not all our authors have e-mail!). We will do our best to forward all letters quickly, but it is up to the author to reply to you.

Please send letters to:
(Author's name) c/o Publicity Department
Thames & Hudson Ltd
181a High Holborn
London WC1V 7QX

Please send faxes to:
(Author's name) c/o Publicity Department
+44 (0)20 7845 5056

Employment opportunities
CV's may be submitted to our HR department and will be kept on file for six months. Please specify your department of interest and salary range if possible.
Send CV's and covering letters to:
HR department
Thames & Hudson Ltd
181a High Holborn
London WC1V 7QX.
F: +44 (0)20 7845 5050
See our Current Vacancies

Requesting text permissions or picture permissions
If you wish to use text or pictures from any of our publications please send your request to or write to Permissions Dept., Thames & Hudson Ltd, 181A High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QX. Thank you.

Submitting book proposals
If you are interested in submitting a book proposal to us, please keep in mind that we specialize in illustrated books in the categories you can see on this website. We do not publish works of fiction. If you have a proposal, please send a short outline only, without attachments, plus your CV via e-mail to:
If we are interested, we will contact you for further information.