Before you submit your manuscript, please make sure it is finished and completely proofread and edited. It should be the most perfect version, and publish-ready. Your submission should include:
Non-fiction manuscripts do not have to be completed, although the status of the manuscript (i.e. haven't started, 6 chapters in, nearly done, etc.) should be noted. Your submission should include:
Your book proposal should follow standard industry guidelines with a focus on the following:
Fiction and non-fiction queries should adhere somewhat to these basic outlines:
Literary fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, suspense, horror, thriller, children's literature, YA, trade fiction.
Motivational, self-help, biography, autobiography, memoir, recipe books, research.
Children's picture books, novellas, do-it-yourself, gift books, religious, romance.
For most authors, where their books are listed and stocked is one big concern. You can publish an awesome book, but if no booksellers can get to it, your book may not sell. And that's why we've made our book distributorship one of our top priorities. Our books are listed with the two top book wholesalers in the U.S., Ingram and Baker & Taylor, to ensure maximum accessibility and exposure for all of our authors.
The book and publishing industry is a daunting one, yet at the same time, it can be quite lucrative. If you are a writer, you have the world to compete with. There are many writers out there who've written the best American novel. But the truth is, only a handful of these writers make it to the bestsellers list. So the question is, do you have what it takes to make it? Ultimately, you'll have to answer these questions:
If your answer is YES for all of the above, then you'll have to answer this final question: How will you want your book published?
Jolly Fish Press, a publishing house based in Provo, Utah, opened its doors for submissions in October 2011. With an editorial board consisting of a team of associate editors who've worked on editorial projects for Houghton Mifflin, Allyn & Bacon, Pearson's Group, and Harper Collins to name a few, it is on the lookout for outstanding manuscripts with impeccable story-telling and writing.
Jolly Fish Press currently has forty amazing titles under its name scheduled for 2013 and 2014 releases, with its first three titles releasing 2012.