There are 3 ways to buy books
from this web site:
1. Where an Amazon link is available on
the title(s) you want, click through directly to the
Amazon.co.uk. and purchase from them. This means SAM's
Books will receive commission on that title and anything
else you buy, helping to support SAM's Books web site.
2. Where there is a link direct to the
publisher, use this link and purchase directly from
them, check for their accepted methods of payment and
timescales of delivery.
3. Where SAMs Books still has copies of
the title, mail order is available from SAM's Books
with a 5 day turnaround.
Click here for the SAMs
Books order form
SAM's Books is run by arts managers for
arts managers. We research and review books from arts
organisations, voluntary sector and mainstream publishers
and less obvious sources, and select for our lists those
- are practical but challenging
- are aimed at the scale of arts organisations
- respect an equal opportunities ethos
- are at manageable prices.
Titles cover general management, legal aspects, marketing,
planning, fundraising, sponsorship, evaluation, the
social impact of the arts, education work, people management,
leadership, boards, equal opportunities, cultural planning, programming,
finance, premises and health and safety, licensing,
training and learning, and art form specific material.
SAM (Services for Arts Management) is
run by Madeline Hutchins, an experienced arts manager
involved in arts management training and development.
Some books are still available directly
from SAMs, Unless you see a link to the publisher
or Amazon please buy from SAMs.
Most books listed
here can be ordered directly from the publisher, paying
by credit card in most cases. SAM’s Books manager, Madeline Hutchins, is still available at the end of an email, and occasionally the phone, to give advice on books.
The main booklist, the bookshelves and new titles section are where you will find the books – and then click on the links to Amazon or the specialist publisher to buy them. Mail order is still
available from us where we have the titles in stock,
with a 5 day turnaround.
See the order
form to order any books from the booklist.
SAM’s Books is an Amazon associate
and receive a modest amount of commission for all books
sold when you link through to Amazon from SAM’s
Books (and on any other purchases you make on that visit
to Amazon). The income from Amazon sales will, we hope,
enable us to maintain the SAM’s Books site and
refresh it with new titles.
SAM’s Books has been running for
9 years, and in all that time it has not covered its
costs or paid its way in rent, or paid for Madeline’s
time. We have discovered that however we structure it,
the retail book business is too unstable, the margins
too narrow and the field of arts management too specialist.
There is no prospect of long term stable funding, so
we have had no option but to morph the service into
this virtual bookstore.
We hope that you will stick with us through the changes and support SAM’s Books – the Next Phase.
We are absolutely delighted that ITC –
the Independent Theatre Council have bought “one
of everything” from SAM’s Books. This reference
collection is available at the ITC training room in
London, at Leathermarket, just 10 minutes walk from
London Bridge station.
All Ways Learning, Knowledge Services
for Arts Management and SAM’s Books have kept
a broad selection intact as a reference collection &
mobile library available to come to conferences in the
famous SAM’s Books black boxes that fold out as
SAM’s Books was brought to you by:
Madeline Hutchins – owner and manager
Lesley Waterhouse – administrator
Rosemary Curtis – conference bookstall stalwart
Georgie Goddard – book review co-ordinator
Rebekah Kortokraks – website design and updates
Wendy Skitt – finance and accounts
Ruth Carter – marketing
With a supporting cast of many – headed by Liz and Brian at Arts Professional, the team at AMA – Arts Marketing Association, publications staff at Arts Council, Directory of Social Change, distributors such as Jill Chandler at ECO, Charles Landry at Comedia, organisations such as ABO, ITC, NALGAO, NRTF, TMA, conference organisers including Pete Bryan at NALGAO, and the team at SWAM – South West Arts Marketing, universities and colleges including Sussex, Birkbeck and Roehampton, and our loyal and friendly customers across the UK and around the world.