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Reference Books, Biographies, History, Humor, Art, and Writing Books

Note: I guarantee that there have been changes in the listing below since I first developed it. Use this list only as a guide to the publishers specializing in humor, reference, travel, writing, and history books as well as biographies, memoirs, and autobiographies. Don't spend a lot of time or money contacting these publishers en masse. Focus on one or two at a time and write them a great query letter.

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Book Editors: Reference Books, Biographies, History, Humor, Art, and Writing Books

Abbeville Press, 137 Varick Street, New York NY 10013; 212-366-5585. Web: http://www.abbeville.com. Art coffee-table books.

Adams Media, Paula Munier, Director of Product Development, 57 Littlefield Street, Avon MA 02322; 508-427-7100; 800-872-5627; Fax: 508-427-6790. Web: http://www.adamsmedia.com.

Adams Media, Nikki Van Noy, Project Editor, 57 Littlefield Street, Avon MA 02322; 508-427-7100; 800-872-5627; Fax: 508-427-6790. Web: http://www.adamsmedia.com. Acquires career, business, general reference, popular history, how-to, current events, test prep, and language-related books.

Adams Media, Brielle Kay, Project Manager, 57 Littlefield Street, Avon MA 02322; 508-427-7100; 800-872-5627; Fax: 508-427-6790. Web: http://www.adamsmedia.com. Handles the Everything series as well as the series from About.com.

Alpha Books, Paul Dinas, Editor.

Allworth Press, Tad Crawford, Publisher, 10 East 23rd Street #210, New York NY 10010; 212-777-8395; 800-491-2808; Fax: 212-777-8261. Email: pub@allworth.com. Web: http://www.allworth.com. Specialty: arts and writing.

Amadeus Press, John Cerullo, Publisher, Limelight Editions, 512 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains NJ 07444; 414-774-3630; 800-554-0626; Fax: 414-774-3259. Web: http://www.amadeuspress.com. Music books, including biographies, etc.

Andrews McMeel, Juju Johnson, Editor, 4520 Main Street, Kansas City MO 64111; 816-932-6700; 800-826-4216; Fax: 816-360-6820. Associated with Universal Press Syndicate. Specialties: humor, cartoon, consumer interest, general, calendars.

Andrews McMeel, Josh Brewster, Editor, 4520 Main Street, Kansas City MO 64111; 816-932-6700; 800-826-4216; Fax: 816-360-6820.

Andrews McMeel, Lane Butler, Editor, 4520 Main Street, Kansas City MO 64111; 816-932-6700; 800-826-4216; Fax: 816-360-6820. Humor.

Angel City Press, Paddy Calistro, Publisher, 2118 Wilshire Boulevard #880, Santa Monica CA 90403; 310-395-9982; Fax: 310-395-3353. Email: pcalistro@angelcitypress.com. Web: http://www.angelcitypress.com. Focuses on Hollywood and Southern California culture, history, and people.

Anthem Press, Tej P S Sood, Editor, 75-76 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HA United Kingdom; 44-20-7401-4200; Fax: 44-20-7401-4225. Email: info@wpcpress.com. Web: http://www.anthempress.com. Submission guidelines: http://www.anthempress.com/index.php/authors.html. Topics: academic research, educational material, reference works.

Our list is international in scope and consists of leading authors ranging from academics making original contributions in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences to journalists and experts. Many of our books are published in association with a wide variety of other organizations, including scholarly international institutes, non-governmental organizations, financial institutions and other publishers around the world.

Atlas Books, John G.H. Oakes, Executive Editor, 15 West 26th Street, New York NY 10010; 212-857-3113; Fax: 212-888-3650. Email: oakes@atlasbooks.net. Web: http://www.atlasbooks.net. Eminent Lives (biographies), Great Discoveries (science); Enterprise (economic development ideas), and American History. Does not accept unsolicited submissions.

Atlas Books, Janet Min Lee, Associate Editor, 15 West 26th Street, New York NY 10010; 212-857-3113; Fax: 212-888-3650. Web: http://www.atlasbooks.net. Eminent Lives (biographies), Great Discoveries (science); Enterprise (economic development ideas), and American History. Does not accept unsolicited submissions.


Bantam Dell, Shannon Jamieson Vazquez, Editor, 1745 Broadway, New York NY 10019; 212-782-9000. Web: http://www.randomhouse.com. Humor.

BearManor Media, David Menefee, Editor, P O Box 1129, Duncan OK 73534-1129; 580-252-3547; Fax: 814-690-1559. Ben Ohmart, publisher. Email: benohmart@gmail.com. Web: http://www.bearmanormedia.com. Biographies.

Book Peddlers, Vicki Lansky, Publisher, 15245 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka MN 55345-1510; 612-912-0036; 800-255-3379; Fax: 612-912-0105. Email: dearvicki@aol.com. Web: http://www.bookpeddlers.com and http://www.practicalparenting.com. Specialty: parenting books, household hints, and Christmas titles.


Camino Books, Edward Jutkowitz, Publisher, P O Box 59026, Philadelphia PA 19102; 215-413-1917; Fax: 215-413-3255. Web: http://www.caminobooks.com. Camino Books publishes quality nonfiction books of regional interest to people in the Middle Atlantic states. Our list is especially strong cooking, travel, gardening, and history, but we also publish biographies, local reference books, and books concerning parenting and important health issues.

Career Press, Michael Pye, Senior Acquisitions Editor, 12 Parish Drive, Wayne NJ 07470; 201-848-0310; Fax: 201-848-1727. Email: mpye@careerpress.com. Web: http://www.careerpress.com. Specialties: careers, job search (including Last Minute Tips), business (including The Smart Woman's Guides), education, personal finance, weddings, quotations, travel (50 Fabulous Places...), and reference.

Career Press, Gina Schenck, Editorial Director, 12 Parish Drive, Wayne NJ 07470; 201-848-0310; Fax: 201-848-1727. Email: gschenck@careerpress.com. Web: http://www.careerpress.com. Publishes books on business, careers, job search, work place issues, college prep, marketing, entrepreneurship, management, negotiations, study aids, and reference.

Career Press, Adam Schwartz, Acquisitions Editor, 12 Parish Drive, Wayne NJ 07470; 201-848-0310; Fax: 201-848-1727. Email: aschwartz@careerpress.com. Web: http://www.careerpress.com. Publishes books on business, careers, job search, work place issues, college prep, marketing, entrepreneurship, management, negotiations, study aids, and reference.

Center Street, Chris Min Park, Senior Editor, Hachette Book Group, 237 Park Avenue, New York NY 10017; 212-364-1444. Web: http://www.hbgusa.com.

Chamberlain Bros., Anna Cowles, Editor, Penguin, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-2385. Email: anna.cowles@us.penguingroup.com. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Reference.

Chronicle Books, Editor, 680 Second Street, San Francisco CA 94107; 415-537-4460; 800-722-6657. Email: submissions@chronicalebooks.com. Web: http://www.chroniclebooks.com. Specialties: “Chronicle Books specializes in high-quality, reasonably priced books for adults and children. Our titles include best-selling cookbooks; fine art, design, photography, and architecture titles; full-color nature books; award-winning poetry and literary fiction; regional and international travel guides; and gift and stationery items.”

Collins, Philip Friedman, Editor, London, England.

Collins Reference, Greg Chaput, Editor, 10 East 53rd Street, New York NY 10022; 212-207-7541; Fax: 212-207-6927. Web: http://www.harpercollins.com.

Council Oak Books, 2822 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco CA 94109; 415-931-7700; 888-275-2596. Email: marketing@counciloakbooks.com. Web: http://www.counciloakbooks.com. Imprints: Wildcat Canyon and Crane Hill. Trivia and humor books.

Crown, Luke Dempsey, Editor, 1745 Broadway, New York NY 10019; 212-782-9000. Web: http://www.randomhouse.com. Humor.

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Doubleday, Beth Datlowe, Editor, 1745 Broadway, New York NY 10019; 212-782-9000. Web: http://www.randomhouse.com.

Doubleday, Becky Cole, Editor, 1745 Broadway, New York NY 10019; 212-782-9000. Web: http://www.randomhouse.com.

DreamTime Publishing, Jeannette Cézanne, 6860 Gulfport Avenue S #950, South Pasadena FL 33707; 866-623-6203. Email: contact@dreamtimepublishing.com. Web: http://www.dreamtimepublishing.com. Spiritual and how-to titles in the Open Your Heart Books series.

ECW Press, Jack David, Publisher, 2120 Queen Street East #200, Toronto, Ontario M4E 1E2 Canada; 416-694-3348; Fax: 416-698-9906. Email: info@ecwpress.com. Web: http://www.ecwpress.com. Primarily a publisher of books on popular culture, entertainment, and sports. David covers business, sports, mysteries, true crime, and biography.


F&W Publications, Writers Digest Books, 4700 E Galbraith Road, Cincinnati OH 45236; 800-289-0963; Fax: 513-531-7107. Web: http://www.fwpubs.com. Imprints: Writer's Digest Press, North Light Books, Betterway Books, David & Charles, Story Press. Specialties: writing, graphic arts, short stories, fiction, business, career, home remodeling, wood-working, general.

Facts on File, Jeff Soloway, Editor. Reference books.

FB Publishing House, Gary Stevens and Chris Cornell, Publishers, 647 Camino de los Mares #108, San Clemente CA 92673; 949-498-4388. Email: info@fbpublishinghouse.com. Web: http://www.fbpublishinghouse.com. They publish fiction and nonfiction (spiritual, history, health, biography, psychology, philosophy, science, and nature).

We are interested in looking at most projects and provide a business model that is between full service publishing and self-publishing. Providing a generous split of income to authors who are willing to help in marketing with our guidance.

Grand Central Publishing, Jason Pinter, Editor, Hachette Book Group, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York NY 10104. Web: http://www.grandcentralpublishing.com. Humor.


Harmony, Kim Meisner, Editor, 1745 Broadway, New York NY 10019; 212-782-9000. Email: kmeisner@randomhouse.com. Web: http://www.randomhouse.com.

HarperCollins, Toni Sciarra, Editor, 10 East 53rd Street, New York NY 10022; 212-207-7541; Fax: 212-207-6927. Web: http://www.harpercollins.com.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Web: http://www.hmhpub.com.

Hyperion, Gretchen Young, Editor, 77 West 66th Street, 11th Floor, New York NY 10023-6298; 212-456-0100; Fax: 212-456-0158. Web: http://www.hyperionbooks.com.

Hyperion, Sarah Mandell, Editor, 77 West 66th Street, 11th Floor, New York NY 10023-6298; 212-456-0100; Fax: 212-456-0158. Web: http://www.hyperionbooks.com. Humor.


Jonathan David Publishers, David Kolatch, 68-22 Eliot Avenue, Middle Village NY 11379-1194; 718-456-8611; Fax: 718-894-2818. Email: editorial@jdbooks.com. Web: http://www.jdbooks.com. Submissions info: http://jdbooks.com/guide.htm. Our area of specialization is popular Judaica non-fiction, reference, sports, and biography.

Knopf, Marty Asher, Editor, 1745 Broadway, New York NY 10019; 212-782-9000. Web: http://www.randomhouse.com. Also buys for Vintage.

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Little, Brown and Company, Terry Adams, Editor, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York NY 10020. Web: http://www.twbookmark.com. Humor.


McBooks Press, Alex Skutt, President, ID Booth Building, 520 N Meadow Street, Ithaca NY 14850; 607-272-2114; Fax: 607-273-6068. Email: mcbooks@mcbooks.com. Web: http://www.mcbooks.com. They've published over 150 titles in print. Historical and nautical fiction, biographies, health, vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, regional photography and sports.

McFarland, Gary Mitchem, Senior Acquisitions Editor, P O Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640; 336-246-4460; Fax: 336-246-5018. Email: gmitchem@mcfarlandpub.com. Web: http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com. Scholarly and serious nonfiction, baseball, football, boxing, Olympics, miscellaneous other sports. Also serious nonfiction on military history, pop culture, gaming, body and mind, and transportation.

McGraw-Hill Trade Publishing, Editor, Two Penn Plaza, 5th Floor, New York NY 10121-2298; 212-904-2000; Fax: 212-904-5422. Web: http://www.books.mcgraw-hill.com.

Meadowbrook Press, Bruce Lansky, Publisher, 5451 Smetana Drive, Minnetonka MN 55343; 612-930-1100; 800-338-2232; Fax: 612-930-1940. Specialty: parenting, childcare, name books, and humor titles.

William Morrow, Jennifer Pooley, Editor, 10 East 53rd Street, New York NY 10022; 212-207-7250; 800-242-7737; Fax: 212-207-6998. Web: http://www.harpercollins.com.


NewSouth Books, Randall Williams, Editor-in-Chief, 105 S Court Street (36104), P O Box 1588, Montgomery AL 36102-1588; 334-834-3556; Fax: 334-834-3557. Email: randall@newsouthbooks.com. Web: http://www.newsouthbooks.com. Southern culture: memoirs, history, biography, and art.

We are mission-oriented in our acquiring. We publish books about Southern culture and history but also, more broadly, titles that examine with the idea of fostering understanding of our racial, ethnic, religious, and national identities.

NewSouth Books, Brian Seidman, Managing Editor, 105 S Court Street (36104), P O Box 1588, Montgomery AL 36102-1588; 334-834-3556; Fax: 334-834-3557. Email: brian@newsouthbooks.com. Web: http://www.newsouthbooks.com. Southern culture: memoirs, history, biography, and art.

New World Library, Georgia Hughes, Editorial Director, 14 Pamaron Way, Novato CA 94949; 415-884-2100; 800-972-6657; Fax: 415-884-2199. Email: georgia@newworldlibrary.com. Web: http://www.newworldlibrary.com. They have an active backlist of 450 titles. Specialty: new age books, holistic health, Native American, psychology, recovery, wellness, personal growth, Eastern philosophy, pets and animals, creativity and writing, sustainable living, and spoken-word audio.

Nolo, Marcia Stewart, 950 Parker Street, Berkeley CA 94710-2589; 510-549-1976; Fax: 510-548-5902; 800-992-6656. Specialty: legal self-help, some business titles.


Michael O'Mara Books, 9 Lion Yard, Tremadoc Road, London SW4 7NQ, United Kingdom; 44-020-7720-8643. Email: enquires@michaelomarabooks.com. Web: http://www.michaelomarabooks.com. Humor and reference.

Open Horizons Publishing, John Kremer, Editor, P O Box 2887, Taos NM 87571; 575-751-3398. Email: info@bookmarket.com. Web: http://www.bookmarket.com. Specialty: books on publishing and marketing; light reference. Now publishes only our own in-house titles.

Oxford University Press, Kim Robinson, Editorial Director, Scholarly Reference Unit, New York NY.

Oxford University Press, Mary Funchion, Development Editor, Reference Division, New York NY.

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Pelican Publishing Company, Kathleen Calhoun Nettleton, 1000 Burmaster Street, Gretna LA 70053-2246; 504-368-1175; Fax: 504-368-1195. Email: editorial@pelicanpub.com. Web: http://www.pelicanpub.com. Cookbooks, business books, children's books, and humor/reference books. Also books of Jewish interest for all ages.

Penguin Press, Caroline White, Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Poker.

Penguin Press, Ali Bothwell Mancini, Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Words.

Perigee Books, Michelle Howry, Senior Editor, Penguin Group, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2565; Fax: 212-366-2365. Email: Michelle.Howry@us.penguingroup.com. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Also edits for Prentice-Hall and Avery.

Perigee Books, Marian Lizzi, Editor-in-Chief, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-2385. Email: marian.lizzi@us.penguingroup.com. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Formerly with St. Martin's.

Perigee Books, Meg Leder, Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com.

Plume, Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Humor.

Publications International, J. Robert Stank, Publisher, 7373 N Cicero Avenue, Lincolnwood IL 60646; 847-676-3470; Fax: 847-676-3671. Specialties: cookbooks, consumers, children's books, sports, entertainment, crafts, lifestyles, health and fitness, general.


Queensbridge Publishing, Maria d'Amerle; 323-963-8150. Email: info@queensbridgepublishing.com. Web: http://www.queensbridgepublishing.com. Small publisher working out of their homes. Fiction, science fiction, graphic novels, Christian faith, biographies, sports.

Quill Driver Books, Steve Blake Mettee, Publisher, 1254 Commerce Avenue, Sanger CA 93657; 559-876-2170; Fax: 559-876-2180. Email: info@quilldriverbooks.coms. Web: http://www.quilldriverbooks.com. Also Word Dancer Press. Specialties: regional, history, writing, books for people over 50.

Quirk Books, Melissa Wagner, Editor, Philadelphia PA. Humor, light reference.


Richer Resources Publications, Victoria Smith, Editor, 1926 N Woodrow Street, Arlington VA 22207; 800-856-3060; Fax: 703-276-0193. Email: editor@richerresourcespublications.com. Web: http://www.richerresourcespublications.com. Gift books, poetry books, classics, art, finance, and children's titles. Sally Zakariya, Poetry Editor. Email: poetryeditor@richerresourcespublications.com.

Roaring Forties Press, Deirdre Greene, Acquisitions Editor, 1053 Santa Fe Avenue, Berkeley CA 94706; 510-527-5461. Email: acquisitions@roaringfortiespress.com. Web: http://www.roaringfortiespress.com. Specializes in nonfiction related to travel, the arts, and biographies.

Running Press, Jennifer Kasius, Editor, 125 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia PA 19103-4399; 215-567-5080; 800-345-5359; Fax: 215-568-2919. Web: http://www.runningpress.com.

Running Press, Lisa Clancy, Editor, 125 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia PA 19103-4399; 215-567-5080; 800-345-5359; Fax: 215-568-2919. Web: http://www.runningpress.com.

Rutledge Hill Press, Bryan Curtis, Editor, 402 BNA Drive, Building 100 #600 (37217), P O Box 141000, Nashville TN 37214; 615-889-9000; 800-251-4000; Fax: 615-902-2340. Web: http://www.rutledgehillpress.com. Gift books, cookbooks, business, humor, history, and entertainment.


Safkhet Publishing, William Banks Sutton, 149 Vinery Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 3DS, United Kingdom; 44-1223-244054. Email: info@safkhetpublishing.com. Web: http://www.safkhetpublishing.com. New publisher: Our list at this point includes the following trade subjects: travel books, fantasy, science fiction, children's books, biography, history and cooking.

St. Martin's, Kathyrn Huck, Executive Editor, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010; 212-674-5151. Web: http://www.stmartins.com. Health, lifestyle, how-to, and practical books as well as politics, memoirs, and narrative nonfiction.

St. Martin's, Sheila Curry Oakes, Editor, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010; 212-674-5151. Web: http://www.stmartins.com. College reference.

St. Martin's/Thomas Dunne, Sean Desmond, Editor, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010; 212-674-5151. Web: http://www.stmartins.com. Humor.

St. Martin's/Thomas Dunne, John Parsley, Editor, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010; 212-674-5151. Web: http://www.stmartins.com. Humor.

Santa Monica Press, Jeffrey Goldman, Publisher, P O Box 850, Solana Beach CA 92075; 858-793-1890; Fax: 858-777-0444. Email: books@santamonicapress.com and jgoldman@santamonicapress.com. Web: http://www.santamonicapress.com. This eclectic publisher publishes books on popular culture, travel, humor, arts and entertainment, film history, photography, biography, reference, and general nonfiction.

Self-Counsel Press, Richard Day, Managing Editor, 1704 N State Street, Bellingham WA 98225; 360-676-4530; 877-877-6490; Fax: 360-676-4549. Email: admin@self-counsel.com. Web: http://www.self-counsel.com. This Canadian publisher publishes books on self-help law for the layperson, business, marketing, family/lifestyle, and writing.

Seven Locks Press, Dan Simon, Editor, 3100 W Warner Avenue #8,
P O Box 25689, Santa Ana CA 92799; 714-545-2526; Fax: 714-545-1572. Email: sevenlocks@aol.com. Political humor.

Simon & Schuster, Geoff Kloske, Editor, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York NY 10020-1513. Web: http://www.simonandschuster.com or http://www.simonsays.com.

Skyhorse Publishing, Tony Lyons, Publisher, 307 West 36th Street, 11th Floor, New York NY 10018; 212-643-6816; Fax: 212-643-6819. Email: submissions@skyhorsepublishing.com. Web: http://www.skyhorsepublishing.com. They publish books on sports, history, politics, nature and outdoors, humor, home, fiction, and reference (practical books for creative professionals, including writers) via their Allworth Press imprint.

Sourcebooks, Deb Werksman, Editor, 1935 Brookdale Road #139, Naperville IL 60563; 630-961-3900 #224; 800-727-8866; Fax: 630-961-2168. Email: editorialsubmissions@sourcebooks.com. Web: http://www.sourcebooks.com. Imprints: Casablanca Press, Hysteria, Sphinx Publishing. Specialties: general, children's, romance, beauty, fiction, multimedia. The fastest growing independent publisher out there.

Southern Illinois University Press, 1915 University Press Drive, Carbondale IL 62901; 618-453-2281; Fax: 618-453-1221. Web: http://www.siupress.com.

Square One Books, Rudy Shur, Publisher, 115 Herricks Road, Garden City Park NY 11040; 516-535-2010; Fax: 516-535-2014. Email: sq1info@aol.com. Web: http://www.squareonepublishers.com. Books on writing, health.

Stackpole Books, Mark Allison, Editor, 5067 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg PA 17055; 717-796-0411; 800-732-3669; Fax: 717-796-0412. Web: http://www.stackpolebooks.com. Specialties: nature reference, outdoor recreation and sports, history, military reference, and Pennsylvania.

Sterling Publishing, Executive Editor, 387 Park Avenue S, 11th Floor, New York NY 10016-8810; 212-532-7160; Fax: 212-213-2495. Email: editorial@sterlingpublishing.com. Web: http://www.sterlingpublishing.com. Founded in 1949. Specialties: wide-ranging non-fiction, including light reference, puzzles, health, gardening, crafts, art, mind/body, etc.

Stewart Tabori & Chang, Jennifer Levesque, Editor, 115 West 18th Street, New York NY 10011-4113; 212-519-1300; Fax: 212-519-1310.

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Tarcher/Penguin, Ashley Shelby, Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Email: ashley.shelby@us.penguingroup.com. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Writing.

Ten Speed Press, Julie Bennett, Editor, 999 Harrison Street, P O Box 7123, Berkeley CA 94707-0123; 510-559-1600; 800-841-2665; Fax: 510-524-4588. Web: http://www.tenspeed.com.

Three Rivers Press, Caroline Sincerbeaux, Editor, 1745 Broadway, New York NY 10019; 212-782-9000. Web: http://www.randomhouse.com. Humor.

Three Rivers Press, Katie McHugh, Associate Editor, 1745 Broadway, New York NY 10019; 212-782-9000. Web: http://www.randomhouse.com. Acquires self-help, health, fitness, parenting, personal finance, and popular reference.

Time Inc. Books, Anja Schmidt, Editorial Director, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York NY 10020; 212-522-6342. Email: Anja.Schmidt@timeinc.com. Web: http://www.timeinc.com.

Touchstone/Fireside, Doris Cooper, Editor, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York NY 10020-1513. Web: http://www.simonsays.com.

Touchstone/Fireside, Trish Todd, Editor, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York NY 10020-1513. Web: http://www.simonsays.com. Humor.

Triumph Books, Mitch Rogatz, Publisher, 601 S LaSalle Street, Chicago IL 60605; 312-939-3330; 800-335-5323; Fax: 312-663-3557. Specialties: business, sports, humor, games, gift books. Official publisher of the NFL, NHL, MLB, USBA, PGA, and NBA.


University of Akron Press, 374 Bierce Library, Akron OH 44325-1703; 330-972-6896; Fax: 330-972-8364. Web: http://www.uakron.edu/uapress.

University of Arkansas Press, McIlroy House, 201 Ozark Avenue, Fayetteville AR 72701; 479-575-3246; Fax: 479-575-6044. Web: http://www.uapress.com.

University of Missouri Press, Jane Lago, Editor, 2910 LeMone Boulevard, Columbia MO 65201; 573-882-0180; 800-828-1894; Fax: 573-884-4498. Web: http://www.umsystem.edu/upress.

University of Nebraska Press, R233 North 8th Street, Lincoln NE 68588-0255; 402-472-3581; 800-755-1105; Fax: 402-472-6214. Web: http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu.

University of Virginia Press, 210 Sprigg Lane, P O Box 400318, Charlottesville VA 22904; 434-924-3468; 800-346-3882; Fax: 434-982-2655. Web: http://www.upress.virginia.edu.

University Press of New England, John Landrigan, Editor, 37 Lafayette Street, Lebanon NH 03766; 603-643-5585; Fax: 603-643-1540. Email: john.w.landrigan@dartmouth.edu. Web: http://www.upne.com.

Publishers need book proposals


Viking, David Cashion, Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Word books.

Visible Ink Press, 835 Penobscot Building, 645 Griswold Street, Detroit MI 48226-4094; 800-776-6265. Reference titles: movies, TV, entertainment, nature, and more.

Vivat Publishing, Gomonenko Str. 10, Kharkiv 61037, Ukraine; 38-057-714-91-73 #3390. Email: e.shatilova@vivat.factor.ua. Web: http://www.vivat-book.com.ua. Lina Shatilova, rights manager. Children's books, cookbooks, and reference books.

Westholme Publishing, Bruce Franklin, 904 Edgewood Road, Yardley PA 19067; 215-321-0125; Fax: 215-321-6104. Email: b.franklin@westholmepublishing.com. Web: http://www.westholmepublishing.com. General history, American history, Native American history, and African American studies.

John Wiley, Editor, 111 River Street, Hoboken NJ 07030; 201-748-6000; Fax: 201-748-6617 or 201-748-5967. Web: http://www.wiley.com.

Workman Publishing Company, Jennifer Griffin, Editor, 225 Varick Street, New York NY 10014-4381; 212-254-5900; 800-722-7202; Fax: 212-254-8098. Email: submissions@workman.com. Web: http://www.workman.com.

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Learn how to submit to book publishers before sending them anything. Do not send an entire manuscript. Send a query letter or book proposal.

Read one of the books: Michael Larson's How to Write a Book Proposal, Jeff Herman's Write the Perfect Book Proposal, W. Terry Whalin's Book Proposals That Sell: 21 Secrets to Speed Your Success, or Stephen Mettee's The Fast-Track Course on How to Write a Non-Fiction Book Proposal.


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