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.

 

Blue Weaver is always on the lookout for new content and welcomes publishers and self-published authors to submit their work for evaluation and distribution.

Because we are an independent distributor and have a specialist list of titles, please note our areas of focus:

Non-fiction: This is our strongest list and categories include history, military/war history, biographies, politics and current affairs, African interest, general sciences, natural sciences, travel, sport, language and reference, business, architecture and design, hobbies and craft, art techniques and collectables

Fiction: Titles will not be restricted according to genre, but evaluation will depend greatly on the marketing and PR/publicity plan that accompanies it.

Children: Our focus lies with educational and reference books, particularly titles with South African content

Academic: any academic, scholarly, and professional titles subject to peer review

 

Please include the following information in your submission:

Author information:

·         Author name and contact details

·         Concise author biography

Title information:

·         Book title

·         Cover image in .jpeg format

·         A concise summary (no more than 400 words) of the book

·         A provisional table of contents

Publishing information:

·         Name of the publisher or publishing service the book was published through

·         Date of publication

·         Name of the copyright owner

Marketing information:

·         List of competitors in the market

·         Motivation for why the book is different from its competitors

·         Describe all marketing and PR/publicity activities that have been completed

·         Describe all future marketing and PR/publicity activities

Additional information:

·         Describe any previous distribution of the title

·         List any bookstores the book has been shown to/sold through

·         Provide a recommended retail price (RRP) for the book

·         Provide an estimated amount of what you would like to make back per copy

 

If you would like to send a physical sample copy to assist with the evaluation of your submission, please include the request in your submission and you will be provided with a delivery address. Please note that the submission of a physical sample copy is done so on a non-returnable basis

 

Blue Weaver does not accept hardcopy submissions. Please email your submission to the following addresses: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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.

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