Jobs at Brookview Press
We work with the best writers, artists, book designers, editors, printers
and paper mills in the industry to produce an exceptional literary and
physical product. Brookview Press is always pleased to find talented
and innovative people and companies with whom we can do business. If
you have a skill or product -- whether it's a manuscript or a cool,
new paper or ink -- that you would like to tell us about, we're listening.
Even if you don't write, draw or compute, but are good with people,
there's still a place for you at Brookview. We're actively looking for
freelance sales reps.
We're always on the lookout for manuscripts in the literary nonfiction
genre from authors who write about nature and the outdoors. Authors may
send query letters by e-mail or snail mail. E-mail queries must be text-only
and contain no attachments. Tell us about your book and what you want
to say. Who is the audience, what is your goal as an author of this book?
Please give a brief synopsis and indicate word count, previous books/publications
and marketing plans. If we're interested, we'll request a printed proposal
with sample chapters be sent via snail mail. Inquiries through agents
also accepted. SASE is required for response to all snail-mail queries,
proposals and manuscripts. To learn more about what makes a good submission
to Brookview Press, click here.
Curiously, a disturbing new trend is emerging among beginning writers
who are seeking a publisher. They will attend book fairs and view these
public events as opportunities for one-stop shopping of their manuscript.
While there is certainly nothing wrong with visiting publisher booths,
engaging the reps in conversation and picking up business cards, this
isn't the time or place to make a pitch. The neophyte writers go from
booth to booth, ambushing publishers randomly without regard to the genre
of books that the publisher sells. Never even looking at the books that
the company publishes, it's all about them and what can you do for them.
We find this approach very offensive from individuals seemingly in the
business of communicating ideas. If you hope to demonstrate your writing
ability and find a suitable venue for your work, your first introduction
should be a well-written letter showcasing that ability and generating
interest in the project.
If you've read this far, you're well on your way to making a successful,
professional query to Brookview Press. There is one last step that will
increase your chances. Become familiar with the books that have already
been published by us. Go to your local bookstore, library or online retailer
and pick up and read our books. It's amazing what you'll find and you
may soon join us on our list.
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