Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit a play or book proposal for your consideration?

See Submissions.


Can I do work experience at Nick Hern Books?

We offer paid internships to applicants who have a demonstrable interest in and experience of theatre and wish to pursue a career in publishing. You should also, as a mimimum, have completed your A-levels (or equivalent). Placements are for a period of between four to eight weeks, during which time you will be involved in all aspects of our work, across all departments, and experience what it's like to be part of the team in a busy publishing company. You will be paid in line with the minimum wage.
To apply for a placement, please email a covering letter and CV (a maximum of one page for each) to Please indicate why you would like an internship with us, and dates over the next twelve months which are possible for you. If we think you'd be suitable, we'll invite you in for an interview. If you don't hear from us, your application was not successful - unfortunately we're not able to respond in person to each application.


What is your environmental policy?

Nick Hern Books is committed to policies and practices that protect the environment.

Probably the most significant contribution we can make is in the sourcing of paper, board and packaging. From early 2008, our books have been printed, wherever possible, on paper accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the leading international forest-management association. Books printed on FSC-certified paper feature a printer’s chain-of-custody logo, informing the reader that the paper can be traced right back to the timber and the sustainable forest it comes from. For more information about the FSC, visit


Are my payment details secure?

Yes. We are fully compliant with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), so you can be confident that your transaction will be handled securely. For convenience, you can also pay via PayPal – just choose the PayPal option at checkout.


Will you give my personal details or email address to anyone else?

No. We guarantee we will not pass on your personal information to others.


Do you publish ebooks?

We publish ebook editions of many of our titles. For more details, click here.