Higher Education


Macmillan International Higher Education is a high quality and forward thinking publisher of textbooks and learning resources for university level students. Our ambition is to develop relevant and impactful course content that serves the needs of educators and supports the success of today's students. Our policy is always to think content first – finding you the best possible textbook for your course and supporting that with carefully built and appropriate technology solutions and interactive e-learning products.

With a background in academic publishing and a reputation for working with some of the most respected authors in their fields, we are able to offer core adoptable textbooks across a wide range of key subjects, as well as specialist textbooks in new and emerging disciplines. Our imprints, which attract world famous authors in areas such as social studies, psychology, politics, business and study skills, sit alongside the internationally renowned Springer portfolio of textbooks and eBooks. It is this distinctive blend of quality content and international credibility that has enabled us to produce one of the most exciting pipelines in the industry.

We publish under many imprints across Social Sciences, STEM, Humanities, Business and Study Skills. We publish under the Red Globe Press imprint in the UK for a global audience and carry a selection of STEM textbooks from Springer as well as representing Macmillan Learning resources which includes Bedford St Martin’s, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers outside North America.

Red Globe Press

Red Globe Press is an imprint of Macmillan, a company with deep historic roots, publishing its first books in 1843. Red Globe Press stands for high quality publishing, specialising in textbooks for Higher Education students across the world, primarily in Social Sciences, Business and Management, Humanities and Study Skills.

After 17 years publishing under the Palgrave imprint, Red Globe Press was born in 2018. Our approach to educational publishing embraces new ideas and technological developments but remains focused on crafting quality content that closely aligns with university level courses and student needs. We utilise great design, and produce tailored support resources for students and academics. We publish market leading textbooks in Business, Politics, Study Skills and Social Work, and offer great breadth and depth in Psychology, Economics, and the Humanities, key titles in Law, Modern Languages and Engineering, and texts by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Our globe logo is a modern version of one of the logos used by Macmillan in the nineteenth century and our current books build on the success of the outstanding titles established under our previous imprints, Macmillan Press and Palgrave. Our first study skills title, Cottrell’s The Study Skills Handbook, published under the Macmillan Press imprint in 1999, remains the UK’s bestselling textbook in any subject. Through such textbooks, Red Globe Press helps many thousands of students to succeed in their studies by encouraging discovery and fostering individual learning.

Our editorial team actively commission core textbooks, and teaching and learning resources, which are chosen by academics all around the world for university students to use in their classes.

Bedford St Martin’s

In 1981, Charles Christensen and Joan Feinberg founded an imprint of St. Martin's Press called Bedford Books and started work on The Bedford Reader. Today, Bedford St. Martin's is publishing across the disciplines of English, History, Communication, Music, and College Success. Books like A Writer's Reference, The Bedford Series in History and Culture, and A Speaker's Guidebook work because they grow from where disciplines are, where they're going, and what they need.

Worth Publishers

In 1966, Robert Worth and his colleagues created Worth Publishers, a company dedicated to publishing a highly selective list of college textbooks, each individually developed to meet the needs of students and teachers in the Social Sciences. Worth is currently proud to be the home of the world's leading introductory psychology series by David Myers and 2008 Nobel laureate Paul Krugman's introductory economics texts, among other stellar texts.

W.H Freeman

In 1946, William Freeman founded W. H. Freeman and Company and published Linus Pauling's General Chemistry, which revolutionised the chemistry curriculum and established the prototype for a Freeman text. W.H. Freeman quickly became a publishing house where leading researchers could make significant contributions to mathematics and science and remains so today.

Digital Publishing

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