Independent PUBLISHER of books on everything from Architecture to Zuni Jewelry

Submit an Antiques and Collectibles Book Proposal

Over the years we have had the privilege and pleasure of meeting hundreds of people with wonderful ideas for new books. For many of them, writing a book was only a far-off dream, something they hoped to do someday. With our encouragement they went on to produce a beautiful, useful addition to the literature in their field.

New ideas and authors are the lifeblood of what we do here. We have gathered together a team of people who will do everything they can to make the concept of a book become a reality. Please keep in mind that we do not currently accept submissions for Fiction books, autobiographies, memoirs, or poetry books.

If you are one of those people who always dreamed of writing a book, we would love to hear from you. Below are guidelines for submission:

Email us at OR send a package to: Book Proposals, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA 19310. (Include a SASE if you’d like your materials back):

    • Name
    • Street Address (please include the street address for use by UPS or FedEx)
    • City
    • State
    • Zip Code
    • Home Phone
    • Cell Phone
    • Work Phone
    • Website
    • Proposed title
    • A brief description of your book, and its key features. (Think of this as an “elevator pitch” -- how you'd describe the project in 30 seconds.)
    • Why are you writing it?
    • What is your background in the field?
    • Why did you choose to submit your project to Schiffer?
    • Table of contents (conveying the organization of your book).
    • 2 sample chapters from the middle of the book (not the first 2 chapters). Include one sample project (if applicable).
    • Other writing sample (from any books or articles you have previously written).
    • Images: Number and type you plan to include.
    • What existing books are similar to your own, and in what ways is your book better?
    • What existing books would be good companions to yours, and why?
    • What are the demographics of your target audiences?
    • Where do you see your book selling?

    Please answer the below if your project is a monograph (a book about a single artist):

    • Is this the first book on the artist? If yes, why have no books yet been published?
    • Please quantify how large/broad the artist's following is. (For instance, number of articles published on the artist in the past 10 years; attendance numbers at recent solo gallery exhibits; number of Facebook or Twitter followers.)
    • Is the artist most widely known / recognized in a particular geographic region?

    If there is interest in your proposal, we will contact you to set up a phone appointment to speak with you further. Please note that due to the volume of submissions received, it may take up to 12 weeks for us to contact you.  Thank you in advance for your understanding.

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