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How to Propose Your Book
CharityChannel, celebrating its Silver Anniversary, 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. CharityChannel Press is the publishing project of the CharityChannel professional community.
CharityChannel Press has published over 2,000 online articles since 2001 and over 80 books 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, and charitychannel.com.
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.)
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.
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. Please use the form to ask a question, have a discussion with us, or, if it's ready, to submit your proposal.