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.

New Titles


Social Butterflies

Michael Sanders and Susannah Hume

'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 Nudge

The rise of social media has sent our social instincts into overdrive, and the impact of our networks has never been greater. But what if we could reclaim the positive power that influences our decisions, to behave better and be happier? In this groundbreaking book, Sanders and Hume build on the incredible findings of their own cutting-edge research from their work at the world’s first Nudge Unit, as well as illuminating case studies from experts around the world, to show how small changes in our environments can have a huge impact on where our instincts lead us. At a time when our trust in each other is being destroyed on a global scale, it’s never been more important to understand what motivates us and how to use our predictable behaviours to drive positive change. From helping us to run more cohesive organizations, to building important relationships and connections that matter, this is an essential roadmap back to our better social selves.

Coming Soon



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


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.

New Job Role: Stock Controller, Michael O’Mara Books

20/05/2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised sales professional to join our fast-paced, friendly and dynamic sales team. With at least one year’s experience in a sales environment, the successful