Submissions

PLEASE NOTE - WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY NEW SUBMISSIONS AT THE MOMENT.

Tracey McDonald Publishers focuses mainly on African non-fiction (biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, politics, history, current affairs, business, sports, wildlife & natural history, Christian, self-help, health and travel) but we will consider well written fiction (for adults, young adults and children).

We do NOT publish:

  • Poetry
  • Scripts (drama, film or television)
  • Short stories
  • Academic and educational books

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Email submissions are preferred (email to tracey@ilovebooks.co.za) but *hard-copy submissions will be accepted (post to Tracey McDonald Publishers, Suite No. 53, Private Bag X903, Bryanston, 2121):

NON-FICTION

  • A synopsis (maximum two pages).
  • A sampling of three chapters.
  • Draft chapter outline (with a very brief explanation of what will be covered in each chapter).
  • Your biography (including the details of your social media channels).
  • An in-depth marketing document detailing who the target market is for your book (gender & age), what makes it different to other books AND what makes it similar to other books, and what other outlets and organisations (besides bookshops) would buy your book.
  •  A tag-line that sums up your book in one sentence.

FICTION (ADULT and CHILDREN)

  • A synopsis (maximum two pages).
  • The first three chapters.
  • Your biography (including the details of your social media channels).
  • An in-depth marketing document detailing who the target market is for your book (gender & age), what makes it different to other books AND what makes it similar to other books, and what other outlets and organisations (besides bookshops) would buy your book.
  • A tag-line that sums up your novel in one sentence.
  • If there are to be illustrations – who is the artist, how many illustrations are there, what medium are the illustrations in?

 We aim to respond to you within 30 days of receiving the above information.

* Please note that hard-copies will not be returned, so please do not send any original work / illustrations.

HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR WRITERS

Get Your Book Published in 30 (relatively) Easy Steps – Basil van Rooyen

Writing a book? Need answers to your questions? What are your chances of getting your book published? Where can you find information about which publishers handle which books? What exactly is involved in publishing a book and how long does it take? Who pays for what? How do you protect your copyright? These and scores of other questions can frustrate the first-time author – and often haunt published authors too.

Part 1 traces the entire publishing process, from the moment the author conceives of the idea to the moment the finished book arrives in the bookshop, and beyond, by breaking it down into 30 easy-to-digest steps. Part 2 is an overview of the inner workings of the international book trade as well as the South African book industry. This edition of this authoritative aid for authors brings prospective authors up to date with new developments in the book world such as e-books and now focuses exclusively on general trade books (fiction and non-fiction). Published by Penguin Books.

 

 

 

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