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 looking for how-to and reference, or books from subject matter experts or teachers that might fit “For Dummies” or similar series. Best-selling “For Dummies” titles I represent include everything from Holly Day and Scott Jarrett’s Music Theory For Dummies, to John Mueller and Luca Massaron’s Machine Learning For Dummies.
I am also open to professional-level design and photography titles, such as Harold Davis’s Creative Back and White Photography or Jim Krause’s The Color Index XL. 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.
Online training is a significant part of my business, and many of my clients have made the jump from writing books to creating online training on LinkedIn Learning or courses at Education To Go. If you have a project that is primarily online, don’t hesitate to hit me up.
I’m also a runner, and I’d love to see any running specific proposals.
Please send me electronic submissions only, as a 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 generally try go get back to everyone but I do miss some queries. It’s fine to check in within a few weeks if you haven’t heard from me.
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.