At Michael O’Mara Books we specialise in creative and inspired adult non-fiction. Independent, commercial and always on-trend, we are passionate about our books and publish an exciting and varied list – from history and popular science to language; sport and biography to puzzles; gift and humour to craft – that reaches readers across the world.

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Social Butterflies

Michael Sanders and Susannah Hume

£18.99

'Engaging, fact-filled and profoundly illuminating. It's inspiring to read – and it should help make the world a lot better.' Cass Sunstein, author of NudgeThe rise of social media has se…

Somebody's Mother, Somebody's Daughter

Carol Ann Lee

£18.99

Much has been written about the brutal crimes of Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, and – thirty-five years after he was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of thirteen women – sc…


Audio: Listen to the Emoji Code Podcast

Leigh Alexander speaks to Dr Vyvyan Evans – author of The Emoji Code – about the role the emoji plays in human communication. What’s different about emoji, how can they help us communicate better in the digital age, and where might non textual communication be heading next?

Our Updates


National Poetry Day at 25: Michael O’Mara Books to launch new poetry podcast

16/07/2019

Michael O’Mara Books and Forward Arts Foundation launch new poetry podcast to mark the publication of Tell Me the Truth About Life, in celebration of National Poetry Day’s 25th anniversary.

Michael O’Mara Books to publish biography of Margaret Beaufort by historian Nicola Tallis

22/05/2019

Michael O’Mara Books is to publish the first comprehensive popular biography in over thirty years of Margaret Beaufort by critically acclaimed historian Nicola Tallis.