We accept works of non-fiction and fiction. If you are planning on submitting your work, please carefully read this page and fill out the form at the bottom.
As an entrepreneur interested in seeing your book “in print”, you are knocking on the door of one of the most glamorous yet mysterious institutions in this country: the Publishing Industry. We know (all too well, unfortunately) that most publishers ignore potential authors, but we are different.
We embrace you. Rest assured there will be no mystery to whether or not we received your proposal.
Our commitment to you is to actually review your information and consider it for publication with Clear Impact Publishing.
The venture of publishing is not without risk – Our parent publisher, Morgan James receives approximately 4,000 manuscript proposals each year, but only publishes an average of 130. But the rewards can be substantial.
Your manuscript has an excellent chance of success in one of our publishing channels if we accept it, but we do need to face facts. Both you and we will have to contribute an enormous amount of time to secure that success.
We are excited to hear about your book and are honored that you would like us to consider publishing it.
Clear Impact Publishing is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality in all areas in which we publish, so we have just a few questions for you that will help us in evaluating your proposal.
- Why do you feel compelled to write this book?
- Why will someone want to read it?
- Is there a particularly timely nature of the subject area?
- What are the specific benefits of your book?
- How do you plan on marketing the book?
These will be key selling points, so be precise.
Now give us a synopsis and describe the contents of your book in plain English. Be as precise as possible, providing both a general overview and a rundown of subjects treated in detail. Indicate how in-depth your coverage will be.
- Who will be the audience for this title?
Try to avoid falling into the “all things for all people” trap. Specify who will need to read this book, identify industries. Also include information on professional associations, potential courses, and any other items that may help us reach your audience.
If you really want to speed up our process, list other books on the same or related subjects that have been written for the same market. Include all pertinent information (author, title, publisher, date published, price, and number of pages). Then provide a sentence or two to explain how your book is different from (and of course, better than) each.
Describe your ideas about the physical book:
- How many pages do you estimate it being?
- Approximately how many illustrations will be included?
- Can these be black and white, or is color necessary?
- How long will it take you to complete the entire manuscript?
- How is this tied to your business?
- And are there any potential up sells or complimenting products yet?
You ready for this? We’d like to get to know you. Please tell us about yourself. Include a recent resume, if available, as well as a list of professional affiliations. Are you a member of any Associations related to the subject matter of the book?
Ideally, we’d love to see a finished manuscript. So, please include as much material as you have already prepared, including Table of Contents and any Chapters you may have. If pertinent, it’s also a good idea to enclose some illustrations if you can.
Thank you for your time and effort in compiling this information. We hope that the preparation of this proposal has helped you think about your book, and increased your awareness of publishing requirements. We appreciate the opportunity to partner in your success.
For works of fiction, we look for at least 40,000 words and no more than 125,000 words.
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