Saturday, August 16, 2008


Father’s Press, 2424 S.E. 6th St., Lee’s Summit MO 64063. Phone/fax (816)600-6288;; Mike Smitley, owner
( Publishes controversial and risky books that present the
biblical truth about issues facing Christians and non-believers today. No manuscripts
through agents. Reprints books. Prefers up to 500 pages. Royalty 10% on net; no
advance. Publication within 3 months.Accepted manuscripts by disk or e-mail. Responds in 7 days. Guidelines (also by e-mail/Website); no catalog. Nonfiction or fiction: query first; phone/fax/e-query OK. Fiction for all ages. Looking for books that deal with issues that contribute to the decline of our economy and culture. “We prefer books with strong social, economic, and religious relevance. We like writers with a clear marketing strategy with strong sales leads and endorsements.”

Halo Publishing International, 6415 Granger Rd., Independence OH 44131; 216-255-6756;; Lisa M. Umina, editor. Publishes books that change and influence a child at an early age. 100% of books from first-time authors. Prefers mss through agents. Prefers 32 pages. Royalty 60-70% of retail. Average first printing 2,000. Publication within 6 mos. Responds in 4-6 wks. Accepts manuscripts by e-mail. Guidelines on Website; free catalog. Nonfiction and fiction for children: Complete ms; phone query OK. Inspirational books and books dealing with life values.

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 116 Pentonville Rd., London N1 9JB, United Kingdom. E-mail: Website: Jessica Kingsley, CEO; submit to: New Book Proposals at JKP. Publishes books that create social change. Publishes 45+ titles/yr.; hardcover, trade paperback. 60% of books from first-time authors. Accepts mss through agents. Reprints books. Any length. Royalty 5-10% on net; no advance. No simultaneous submissions. Responds in up to 6 mos. Requires accepted mss on disk or by e-mail. Prefers NIV. Guidelines (also by e-mail); free catalog. Nonfiction: Proposal/2 chapters; no phone/fax query; e-query OK. "Most open to books that combine theory with practice; books for practitioners."

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