How to Propose a Book
CharityChannel Press is the publishing project of the CharityChannel professional community. CharityChannel, in its third decade, is comprised of tens of thousands of busy practitioners who work for or advise nonprofit organizations in the United States as well as in many other countries.
The CharityChannel Press imprint has published over 2,000 online articles since 2001 and, along with its sister imprint For the GENIUS Press, over 60 titles since 2010. At any given time the publishing project has dozens of titles in various stages of authoring, revision, editing, layout, and proofing. Our titles are published worldwide through Ingram, the largest distributor in the world, and can be found in many bricks and mortar bookstores as well as on amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, walmart.com, charitychannel.com, and forthegenius.com. Many members of the CharityChannel professional community feature our titles as a way of supporting the project and sharing in the revenue via our affiliate program—for example, LindaLysakowski.com, the website of Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE.
Because CharityChannel was created by and for practitioners, CharityChannel Press publishes books by experienced and accomplished practitioners who, besides demonstrating a mastery of the subject matter, can write in a conversational, first person, and upbeat style. (If you are an academic with a love of footnotes and have little or no experience in the trenches, you’ll need to lose the footnotes, show us that you can write conversationally, and maybe even pair up with an experienced practitioner as your coauthor.)
In early 2017 CharityChannel will roll out its online training program for busy practitioners. Courses will be taught in a multi-week, on-demand format by many of our book authors. For your proposed title to be given the strongest consideration, you will need to not only propose your title, but a course on the same subject. The associated course will not merely be a rehash of your book nor will it be derived from your book; rather, it will have fresh approach while the book will be the course’s official assigned reading.
Step 1: Read the Guidelines
We’re currently accepting proposals for our In the Trenches™ and CharityChannel’s Quick Guide™ titles. We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the author guidelines to be sure you’re comfortable with the requirements—particularly the fun, upbeat, conversational, first-person style of the titles in these series.
- Guidelines for In the Trenches titles
- Guidelines for the CharityChannel’s Quick Guides titles
If in doubt, we suggest that you pick up one of our books and read it.
Step 2: Speak with an Acquisition Editor
So. You’ve read the guidelines, and can envision yourself writing a book for us. You’re eager to chat with us about your book concept. We’d love to pour a cup of coffee and hear your idea! We’ll also answer your questions about royalties, deadlines, and so on.
Let’s start by matching you with one of our acquisition editors. These are upbeat folks who have written and edited books for us.
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