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Submission Guidlines

How do I submit my work?

In the initial instance, we accept sample manuscript submissions via email, or through our submission form online. Another alternative would be for the authors to submit a sample of their book to us in hard copy, along with a full synopsis. This should include a self Address envelop if you wish this to be returned.

Should we wish to see the complete manuscript we shall ask you to send it. We usually try to assess a manuscript’s suitability for publication within one month. Purple Leaf Publishing considers submissions from a wide range of genres, self help books, cookery books, autobiographies (Non-fiction) and children’s books. To be considered send us your proposal.

How to hand in your Proposal?

A proposal should give us a detailed idea of what your book will be about. Your initial submission should include a letter of introduction, a proposal as outlined below, your CV or resume, and a sample chapter or two.

Brief Description

In a few paragraphs, describe the work. Be sure to include what you consider to be the outstanding, distinctive, or unique features of the work. This narrative description should explain the proposed book’s purpose, themes, arguments, scope, contribution to scholarship, and place in the literature. Please state your argument concisely and clearly. Outline / Table of Contents Includes a detailed outline of the book with paragraph-length descriptions of each chapter. Apparatus / Illustrative Materials.

About Your Manuscript

Approximately how many photographs and/or line drawings (charts, graphs, diagrams, etc.) do you plan to include? If illustrations are planned, please send photocopies of sample art—do not send original photographs, artwork, negatives, or any materials that are irreplaceable.

Market Considerations

What type of reader is your book intended? Competition Describe existing books in this field and spell out how your book will be similar to, as well as different from, these works. Discuss specifically their strengths and weaknesses, how your coverage may vary from the competing titles.

Status of the Work

What portion or percentage of the material is now complete? When do you expect to have a complete manuscript?

After receipt of your proposal, we will review your materials and consider whether it is a good fit for our company. We make every effort to ensure that your work is accessed in a timely manner, but because we receives hundreds of book proposals each year, it may take up to two weeks for a response to this initial submission. During the waiting period, we do not accept phone queries regarding the status of your proposal. Send the above information to Email: submissions@purpleleafpublishing.com

All manuscripts must be saved in either word or PDF format.

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