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We're always interested in ideas for new books. If you've got a great idea you'd like to share with us then here's some things to think about as you're preparing your submission, and information on how to submit it:
- It's easier for us to make a decision if you can provide as much information about your idea as possible. This might include a synopsis for the book, a sample chapter, section or route, or even an entire manuscript.
- Think about who the target audience is and why the book will appeal to them: is it something that other people will want to read or use?
- We're fully behind every book we publish, so it's important for us that potential authors show they're fully behind their ideas too.
- Research the market: we're more likely to commission books that currently have no direct competition, although that's not always the case.
Submitting your Book
When you've got your idea together, send it through. Either by email (Microsoft Word format – .doc): email@example.com
Or, the old-fashioned way:
228 Psalter Lane
Sheffield S11 8UT
It can take a few weeks to make a decision on a submission, although we try to acknowledge receipt of submissions within a few days.
Please note: we only return physical submissions if supplied with a stamped, addressed envelope.
Professional Book Production Services
As well as our own publishing programme we work with a range of individuals and organisations to help them professionally publish their own titles. Using the skills and experience that have won our titles numerous awards we can guide you through the daunting process of producing, publishing and promoting your book.
Our services include:
- Professional copy editing
- Proof reading
- Book design and layout
- High quality print
- Ebook creation
- Book trade services
- Plus advice on formats, trade distribution, and promotional activity.
To see an example of our book production services - Rob Sinclairs's book Hydraulic Excavators - please visit our partner site Vertebrate Graphics.
If you’d like to find out more about our book production services, contact Jon Barton:
Tel: 0114 2679277