Submission of Books for Distribution

 

Important Note
While we try to respond to all Submissions, due to the high volume we receive, we are not able to acknowledge receipt of every one individually. If your Submission is of interest, we will be in touch with you within eight weeks to provide feedback before the book goes out for external evaluation. If you have not heard from us after eight weeks, please assume that your Submission has not been successful on this occasion.


New Title Submissions and Guidelines for Books for Distribution

Please note that due to the volume of Submissions we receive, we are selective in accepting titles for

distribution. We are interested in works that are original, well written and well produced and that exhibit market appeal. Our areas of focus include the following:

  • General Non-Fiction in the areas of: Lifestyle, Natural History, History, Sport, Travel, Hobbies, Art, Crafts, The Outdoors, Health,    Environmental Issues, Business, Politics, African Interest, Current Affairs, Memoir / Biography / Autobiography.
  • Children’s Illustrated, Educational. Children’s Books with an International and  South African focus.
  • General Fiction dependent on the Marketing Communication, PR and Publicity accompanying and supporting the Title.
  • Academic, Scholarly, Professional and Reference titles subject to Peer Review

Please note: Any title and physical copies submitted for consideration is done so on a non-returnable basis. 

 

Please send your proposal via email (not hardcopy) to the appropriate address below:

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Be sure to detail the following information:

Book Title

Book Cover or Cover Design in ".jpeg" format

Author Information

  • Name
  • Email
  • Current position

Synopsis

  • Content: What is the book about and how is it original?
  • Readership: For whom is the book intended?
  • What are three unique selling points of the book?

Outline

  • A 400-word summary of the book that may be used for marketing and back cover purposes
  • A provisional table of contents (where applicable)
  • Short descriptions of the contents of chapters
  • Details of any deadlines of which we should be aware (e.g., an impending conference, meeting or book launch)

Readers and Marketing

  • Will the book be a General Reader, Main Text, Supplementary Reading or a Research Monograph?
  • Why will customers buy this book?
  • What existing books compete with (or complement) yours, and how will this book differ from the competition?
  • How can you help promote and market the book?

Additional Information

  • Who is the copyright holder of the material?
  • Is there any Corporate or Institutional support for the publication, or other prospects for discounted bulk purchases of the book?
  • Please attach a short author bio as well as your CV.


Important Note

While we try to respond to all Submissions, due to the high volume we receive, we are not able to acknowledge receipt of every one individually. If your Submission is of interest, we will be in touch with you within eight weeks to provide feedback before the book goes out for external evaluation. If you have not heard from us after eight weeks, please assume that your Submission has not been successful on this occasion.

Blue Weaver | Specialist Publishers’ Representatives

PO Box 30370, Tokai 7966, Cape Town, South Africa | Tel: +27 (0)21 701 4477 | Fax: +27 (0)21 701 7302 | Email: queries@blueweaver.co.za

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