Independent PUBLISHER of books on everything from Architecture to Zuni Jewelry

Submit a Regional 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
    • Book Concept: What is significant about the location you are writing about? What new information are you presenting to the reader?
    • What will create the project? Include all areas/locations to be featured.
    • The basic idea of the book you are proposing. What we need is a brief description, enough to let us know what you are thinking, but not more than you wish to reveal at this early stage of conversation.
    • Your background in the field
    • The number of pictures you would like to include.  Send 4-6 sample photos/illustrations.  Please attach electronic photos to your email so we can look at what you are proposing.
    • A proposed Table of Contents or outline
    • A sample chapter or writing sample
    • A description of your target audience, i.e. size, age, level of organization, etc.
    • Tell us how your book is different from any comparable books?
    • Where do you see your book being reviewed, marketed, and sold?
    • 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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