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Submit a Pop Culture 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
    • Social Media
    • Proposed title
    • Book Concept:
      Proposed title:
      Basic idea of the proposal: Briefly describe the concept for the project. Think of this as an “elevator pitch” for your book.
      How will the book benefit readers?:
      Why would somebody buy the book?:
    • A Look at the Content:
      Table of contents or outline: How will you organize the information in your work?
      Sample Chapter: Please send a sample chapter, or a writing sample
      Word Count: What is your estimated word count for the project?
      Images: How many images or illustrations do you plan to include? Please send high-resolution, print-ready samples for review.
    • Marketing and Audience:
      Audience: What are the demographics of the target market for your book?
      How do we reach that audience?: What magazines, websites, trade shows, influencers, etc. are the thought leaders for this community?
      What built-in sales opportunities will the book have?: i.e., What businesses, groups, or entities will either be mentioned in the book or have an inherent interest in the book that could lead to a sales opportunity?
      Who will help you promote and sell your book?: What guilds, organizations, clubs, or other groups are you involved with?
      Where should we sell the book beyond Amazon, B&N, and Books A Million?:
      What titles do you see as the main competition?:
      How is your project different than comparable books?:
    • The Author
      Why are you writing this book?: Why are you the right person to write it?:
      What is your background in the field?:
      What other books have you published?:
      List any three articles you have published:
      Who are your followers and how do they follow you?: i.e., social networks, newsletters, etc.
      How many followers do you have?:
      How does the book fit into your business plan, brand, and sales strategy?:
      Do you plan on selling copies of your own book? If so, where?: List trade shows, conferences, website(s), etc.
    • 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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