Submission Criteria

Editorial Selection

The Author's Publising Cooperative evaluates proposals sent in by authors frequently. We are looking for authors with a basic understanding of the publishing process, outstanding public speaking and media appearance skills, and the commitment to spend substantial amounts of time and money making their work a success. Proposals are evaluated in about one month. If we believe that your project fits our profile, we will call you to discuss the possibility of working together. We strongly advise working with a professional editor to ensure a high quality manuscript. Here you can see some before and after editing samples. Please send your proposal to:

Author's Publishing Cooperative,
PO Box 442
Fulton, CA 95439

To have your project evaluated, please send the following items:

  • Author Biography. What makes you qualified to write on this subject?
  • Table of Contents
  • Summary. One page description of book, such as you would find on the back jacket.
  • Chapter by Chapter synopsis. 1 paragraph for each chapter.
  • Target Markets. To which specific groups of people is this book targeted? Click here for worksheet to help you plan.
  • Similar and Competing Titles. Title, Publication Date, Publisher, Price, & Ways in which proposed title differs from the other books, Units Sold if known.
  • Two or three sample chapters
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope, if you would like your material returned.

Time Frame

Within four weeks of receiving an your proposal, we will give you a sense of whether or not we think that your manuscript fits the profile of the kind of author and project we are looking for. Sometimes we will suggest major revisions to the manuscript; other times the work required may be minor. From the time the manuscript is finished, it takes six to nine months till the book is in print and in full distribution.