Open Book Editions

Berrett-Koehler Mission


Open Book Editions welcomes authors who share the Berrett-Koehler mission—Creating a World That Works for All. We believe that to truly create a better world, action is needed at all levels—individual, organizational, and societal—so our new partnership welcomes any publications that serve this mission on any level. At the individual level, we’re looking for publications that help people align their lives with their values and with their aspirations for a better world. At the organizational level, we want to promote progressive leadership and management practices, socially responsible approaches to business, and humane and effective organizations. At the societal level, we will publish content that advances social and economic justice, shared prosperity, sustainability, and new solutions to national and global issues.  To serve these authors, Open Book Editions offers a comprehensive fee-for-service self-publishing opportunity, with various packages and price points available.

Berrett-Koehler Unique Services


Open Book Editions Brand on Book

Open Book Editions: A Berrett-Koehler Partnership will be prominently featured on the back cover of the book along with the iUniverse logo. At the back of the interior of the book will be a  description of the Open Book Editions: Berrett-Koehler iUniverse partnership.

Berrett-Koehler Review

Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by Berrett-Koehler for their alignment to the BK and Open Book Editions mission. The review will take approximately 4 weeks. Works that do not conform will not be eligible for publication by Open Book Editions.

Berrett-Koehler Listing on

Open Book Edition books will be listed on the Berrett-Koehler website,

Berrett-Koehler Review for International/Translation Sales

All Open Book Edition books will be reviewed by Berrett-Koehler for potential translation rights sales.

Berrett-Koehler Publication Eligibility

Open Book Edition titles will be reviewed on a regular basis by Berrett-Koehler to determine if any publications warrant consideration as a core BK publication.

Special Access to Berrett-Koehler

All Open Book Edition authors will receive a membership invitation to BK Authors Cooperative and participation in its member-based offerings, including: invitations to BK events and communities; BK Book Club membership; and eligibility for special discounts only available to BK authors.

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