I’m looking for new and established authors writing narrative non-fiction, lifestyle and reference titles, including: popular science, technology, health, fitness, photography, design, computing, gadgets, social media, career development, education, business, leadership, personal finance, parenting, how-to, and humor.
I’m always open to how-to and reference, or books from subject matter experts or teachers that might fit the “for Dummies” or similar series. I also like humorous how-to, such as Michelle Waitzman’s Sex in a Tent or “irreference” such as Roger Ma’s Zombie Combat Manual.
I’m eager to see strong proposals from experienced teachers and presenters on technical subjects. I will also read anything about emerging technologies.
I’m experienced in working with corporations and branded books, such as The Constant Contact Guide to Email Marketing, by Eric Groves.
Although I am primarily focused on non-fiction, I am currently searching for strong police procedurals and thrillers and I’m open to reading your pitches.
I ask for electronic submissions only. Please send your plain text email query (w/no attachments) to:
matt (at) fresh-books.com
If I want to see more I’ll ask you for a complete proposal.
I will respond to all queries as quickly as possible but be aware that I accept only a limited number of clients. And please do your homework before you submit your proposal. There are many excellent books available on creating a strong book proposal.
I charge a 15% commission on all sales within the U.S. In the case of foreign rights, I charge 20%. I charge no reading fees.
I am not a member of AAR but I do adhere to their guidelines.