Manuscript Submission Guidelines
Bookhaven looks for interesting titles to compliment our product lines. We
publish for a select group of authors that write business, career, finance and
environmental compliance books. We do not publish fiction or any other books
that do not fit into the these categories. Most of our career books focus on
government or health care employment, however we would be open to expanding to
other areas that compliment our current list.
Authors must be computer literate and submit the final manuscript formatted in
Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or ASCII Text. We also require authors to actively
promote their books and to assist with editing during production. If we accept
your book a contract will be sent for your approval and signature. Bookhaven
Replies within 8 weeks if an SASE is included with your submission. If you have
a book that you would like us to consider follow the guidelines listed below:
NOTE: If you are finding it difficult to locate an
interested publisher I highly recommend that you pick up a copy of Dan
Poynter's Self Publishing Manual. I used one of his early editions in 1985 to
start Bookhaven Press. His sage advice may be just what you need to get your
Another valuable resource to help you submit queries to
Writer's Market 2007 (Writer's Market).
You will find sample submissions, detailed guidance, and a comprehensive
list of publishers by genre that are accepting new manuscripts. A MUST HAVE
resource for any writer.
Writers must send a query with
SASE. The query must include the following:
- Comprehensive outline of the book
- Draft table of contents
- Sample chapter
- Detailed author bio, credentials, affiliations, etc (See
- Computer word processors you work with (Word or WordPerfect)
- Target marketing perspective (who would buy this book)
Note: We do not accept queries via the internet. We need to see the material
listed above in hard copy to assess your title and to see if it will fit into
our list. We look at organization, content and style.
Phone & Fax:
and place of birth:
Professional affiliations that might have a bearing on the marketing of my
10) Provide a short biographical
sketch which might be useful in the promotion of your book:
11) Please give full titles,
publication dates and publishers of any previously published works:
Please write 75 to 100 words on the book's theme, intent and underlying
is the audience for your book?
the specific ways it benefits the reader.
is unique about it?
you have any personal contacts at magazines, film companies or book clubs
who might assist in exploring subsidiary rights sales of your book?
there any reviewers, columnists or other media people who might be
particularly receptive to your book and might give it media attention?
publications should be considered as advertising media to reach the most
interested readers for your book?
Please list any previous radio or television appearances:
any bookshops in your neighborhood that might give your book special
display, etc. If possible, include the name of the manager.
you be attending any conferences in the coming year at which it might be
appropriate to display and/or offer for sale copies of your book?
any cities or areas where there might be special interest in your book:
any companies or stores which might be interested in a bulk purchase of your
mailing lists available of the key people who would buy your book? Where can
these lists be obtained?
there any special interest web sites, magazines, journals or associations
that may want to sell your book to their readers or members?
Please suggest any special non-bookstore markets or ideas that we might
consider to help the sale of your book: