Preliminary Author Guidelines
| We wish we could publish all the good books we have seen. We
are making great progress on catching up on proposals, and we hope soon
to be able to respond more promptly. We apologize if you have been waiting
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author guidelines to help facilitate the processing.
Dr. Bud Banis
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Author Guidelines--some general suggestions:
last modified, May 22, 2008
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Poetry: We like good poetry, and we even write
some ourselves, but poetry books are hard to sell, so we are unlikely to
consider poetry collections for publication. We are considering
experimenting with a multi-author anthology of poetry and short stories
sometime in the next few years. If you'd like to be notified about this
project if and when we do it, send an email to banis @ sciencehumanitiespress.com
with anthology as part of the subject line
we'll include you in our e-mailing on the topic if it comes to pass.
Note privacy is important to us, and no other use will be made of your
information except to notify you of events related to plans for an anthology.
Unsolicited submissions: We
receive hundreds of inquiries and submissions a month. It isn't possible
to deal with all these immediately on receipt. We are unable to respond
to unsolicited submissions unless they are accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed
response vehicle. Please don't send unsolicited manuscripts. Unsolicited
submissions without a return envelope will be discarded.
Don't send paper manuscripts. Paper manuscripts are an unnecessary,
expensive and cumbersome way to present a book.
We print in compact form or convert and read as ebooks to do an in-depth
We publish electronically and are interested in how a file will work
in our system, so it's better to see a file.
Paper takes up a lot of space and weight.
How to inquire: We prefer that you send proposals
by email to banis @ sciencehumanitiespress.com with a brief description,
marketing concept, and possibly a sample of the writing.
We usually print in short print runs in-house, maintaining small inventories
to meet demand.
We are interested in good books that meet a relatively focussed need
and will sell steadily for a long time.
Author's credentials in the area of the writing provide authority.
The author's ability and interest to promote the book are important.
We sell primarily through internet and special orders rather than bookstore
stocking, so good reviews and ability to connect with a focussed market
How to submit a manuscript: If the concept seems
to fit our portfolio needs, we will request a manuscript which can be sent
as an attached email file in some common format such as plain text, MS
WORD, WORDPERFECT, WORDPRO. Don't bother with things like double spacing.
Plain text with minimal formatting is uasually easier to process. Usually,
it's easiest to email the file as an attachment.
If you use a wordprocessor, don't do a lot of specific formatting unless
you are familiar with large document editing. Usually, we start out by
removing all that formatting so we can set it up to be more flexible. See
a description of working
with styles in WORD as an example.
Don't get discouraged: Even if your project doesn't
fit our current needs, don't get discouraged and give up. Persistence and
direction are more important than speed in achieving your goals in life.
A manuscript may need a lot of rewriting and even rethinking to be the
masterpiece you want it to be.
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