Written by Emily Harstone May 29th, 2019

Amberley Books: Now Seeking Book Proposals

Amberley is a UK based publisher that focuses on publishing historical books. They only publish nonfiction. The books they publish include regional history, specialist history and general history. They have published well over 2,000 titles.

Their distributor is Casemates, and their books are widely available, particularly in the UK.

They offer writers an advance, but it is not particularly generous, considering the amount of research that goes into this kind of nonfiction.

They are open to submissions local history and sport, but these have to be by historians that focus on the UK. It’s not explicitly stated in their submission guidelines but it is very clear based on what they have previously published. They ask that you submit an 1,000 word outline of the book along with 4-6 sample images.

They are also interested in specialist history (transport, industry, collectables, pastimes), this too focuses on the UK. They want at least 4-6 sample images along with an outline of the planned book.

They also publish general history, including biographies. The submission guidelines for this are very broad. They ask that you send an outline of no more than 3,000 words about the planed book. This outline should include a summary of the subject, your approach to it, a contents list if possible, and also the target readership.

You can get a good feel for what they publish here.

To learn more or to submit, go here.

Bio: Emily Harstone is the pen name of an author whose work has been published internationally by a number of respected journals. She is a professional submissions adviser. You can follow her on Facebook here.


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