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Submit an Architecture 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 proposals@schifferbooks.com 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
    • Basic Idea: A brief description of the concept, enough to let us know what you are thinking and the range of the subject covered. Think of this as an “elevator pitch.”
    • Why are you writing this and what is your goal for the book?
    • Brief Bio: Why are you the right person to write this and what is your background in the field?
    • Table of contents:  What is the organization of the work?
    • Sample chapter:  Please send a sample chapter.
    • Images: How many images or illustrations do you plan to include, and what kind of illustrations?
    • Please send sample illustrations for review attached to your email submission; we may also ask you to send the high-resolution images to us on a thumb drive.
    • How is your project different from comparable books?
    • Marketing and Audience:
      Describe the target audience, i.e. size, age, level of organization.
      How do we reach your target audience? Where should we sell the book beyond Amazon, B&N, and bookstores?
      Who are the influencers for the community we are trying to reach?
    • Why Schiffer?: Why did you choose to submit your project to Schiffer?

    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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