Books publishes novel length fiction primarily
in electronic formats. While paperbacks are
available on selected titles, we do not widely distribute them.
published manuscripts will be considered on a
case by case basis. Author must have letter from
former publisher stating that rights have
reverted to them at the time of submission.
We do not accept self-published
visit our imprints to see what is currently on
our 'needs' list.
submit finished works please. We don't
want to wait for you to complete your novel if
we're excited about your initial submission.
Word counts are to be approximately 25,000 words
for novellas, 70-80,000 words for full length
novels. Be sure to proof read your manuscript
thoroughly. Your manuscript should be double
spaced, New Times Roman 12 point, with one inch
borders. No footers or headers, but please
include contact information on the top line of
each attachment, so that we are able to contact
you should your submission get separated from
your query letter.
no longer take simultaneous submissions, so
please do not submit your manuscript to us if
you have sent it elsewhere.
submission package must include the
A professional query letter which includes the
title of your novel, word count, genre, a brief
biography and your contact information. Include
this in the body of your email.
A synopsis of your book that describes the story
from beginning to end. Please keep it to
2-3 pages in length. Attach it to your
email in RTF format. Please give your
synopsis an appropriate title, not simply
'synopsis'. ie: Synopsis-The Winner.
First three chapters, saved in RTF format and
attached to your email. Please name your partial
manuscript appropriately, ie: Partial-The
A promotional plan, showing short term and long
term goals. While your submission won't be won
or lost on the basis of this 'plan', it will get
you thinking about what you can do to help
promote your novel. Saved in RTF format and
attached to your email.
your submissions to:
Please email our Senior Editor, Cassie
Knight, with your questions and queries.
We do not accept snail mail submissions at this
not adhering to the guidelines will be deleted