We will consider any marketable idea or manuscript, especially one where the author is willing to help in sales and/or is known as expert in the book’s targeted market.
We have been working on a series of New York State regional titles, especially those having to do with the Adirondacks; manuscripts in this area are especially attractive.
Write us with an overview of your book. (We do not accept query letters or submissions via email. If you would like your submission returned, please include a stamped, self addressed envelope.) Use the list below to help you convince us that your book will sell. Though not everything may apply to your idea, be as complete as possible with your submission.
Then, tell us about yourself.
Finally, provide 1–3 sample chapters.
I. The Overview
Tell us about:
II. About the Author
Write everything about you that will prove that you can write and promote your book. Start with your connection to the subject; include every facet of your personal and professional experience that will add to the quality of the book and your ability to promote it.
III. Sample Chapters
Submit one to three sample chapters completely written. These will show how well you can write about the subject. Be sure you are writing to your intended audience and that the book is in the voice appropriate for that audience.
This submission guide is based on the book How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen. (Writers Digest Books, 1997, revised 3rd edition 2004.) It offers terrific advice that will help in making your proposal the best it can be. The publisher appreciates the author’s permission to use parts of his book for this submission guide.
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