Written by Emily Harstone May 23rd, 2019

Carrel Books: Now Seeking Manuscript Submissions

Carrel Books is a non-fiction imprint of Skyhorse Publishing. They have major distribution and while Skyhorse’s past reputation has been a little mixed, they seem to be doing well for a while now.

Carrel Books was founded in 2014. It’s an unusual imprint because, while its books are available for purchase from the public, they aren’t distributed in brick and mortar stores the way most other imprints of Skyhorse are. Instead, their focus is on selling to libraries.

This is what the publisher of Skyhorse Tony Lyon shas to say about the Carrel imprint on their website — “We appreciate the support we’ve received from librarians and the wholesalers that supply them. Without their support, our recent growth would have been impossible. With an imprint whose editorial and marketing team focuses on the needs of librarians and library patrons, we expect further growth and an even closer working relationship with the library community.”

Carrel Books focuses on being authoritative, well-written, and accessible.

The subjects they cover include the following:

  • Sports (Team and Individual)
  • Outdoor Sport (Hunting, Fishing, and Camping)
  • Adventure and Travel
  • Health and Fitness
  • House and Home
  • History
  • Humor
  • Military History
  • Business
  • Games and Gambling
  • Horses
  • Pets and Animals
  • Nature and Science
  • Food and Wine
  • Aviation
  • True Crime
  • Current Events

To learn more about what proposing to them involves, please visit their website here. They try to respond to submissions within 6 weeks, if interested. If they are not interested, you will not hear from them.


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