104 Willowbrook Lane
West Chester, PA, United States
Phone: (610) 429-5180
Seaworthy Publications is a nautical book publisher that has specialized in recreational boating books since 1992. While book publishing is obviously our focus, we are also interested in other types of boating products, videos, and computer programs. General publishers have little interest in boating books. The reason is that books about boating appeal to a very limited audience compared to many other categories of books. In fact, the book trade?s standard sales and distribution methods are geared towards publishing books on general interest subjects. The result is that in many bookstores the selection of boating books consists of barely a token representation. By contrast, at Seaworthy Publications we view the publishing of boating books as our niche in the publishing industry. We can successfully publish and promote boating books by the constructive use of creative targeted marketing techniques and a nationwide network of marine dealers, nautical book dealers, chain stores, online mass-marketers such as Amazon.com and trade wholesalers.
Every book receives personal attention throughout the publishing process at Seaworthy Publications. Every detail of manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution is handled with the utmost care. Each book is generally one of only a few titles we select for publishing during any given year. As such the success of every book is vitally important to us.
For the fastest response, (usually one or two weeks) we suggest you submit your queries electronically. Use an e-mail program capable of sending attachments. Send your query to firstname.lastname@example.org, our e-mail address for writer submissions. Tell us what your book is about, what markets you think it will sell to, and why it will sell. Tell us what makes your book unique compared to other books that cover the same or similar subjects and the price range of any direct competitors. In your attachment(s), include a sample table of contents and two representative chapters. You may also include graphics, drawings, etc., so long as your overall message size does not exceed 5 Mb (Five Megabytes). Save your attachments as Adobe PDF files. If you don?t have the ability to create a PDF, send us a message and tell us what you have and we will reply with instructions. Please don?t send us your entire manuscript! Also, It is a good idea to put a copyright notification on any material you send to any publisher, especially electronically. The reason is that your transmission goes over unsecured circuits and could be intercepted or misdirected, although the chances of that happening are remote. You may choose to submit a query through the mail or other ground carrier, but be prepared to wait up to sixty (60) days for a reply. Send a query letter, a sample table of contents, and two sample chapters. Our address is, Seaworthy Publications, Inc., 2023 N. Atlantic Ave., Unit #226, Cocoa Beach, Florida, 32931.
We are willing to accept unsolicited manuscripts and are happy to work with first-time authors. In addition, none of our authors have agents, but we are happy to hear from agents that have good book ideas to sell. We are greatly interested in receiving query letters about finished manuscripts. We are also willing to consider queries about book ideas. All queries will receive replies. No queries sent through the mail, or other ground carrier, will be returned unless they are accompanied by adequate return postage.
To be accepted, your book must be available electronically, or on computer CD in formats such as Adobe Indesign, Adobe PDF, or Microsoft Word. Most projects come together as a long-distance collaboration between writer and editor. We need our writers to have at least minimal capabilities in computerized word processing, e-mail, Internet access, and to be able to furnish their work to us in a format we can readily make use of.
All submissions are carefully reviewed and if the book is accepted the writer will be contacted and arrangements will be made to discuss the book?s future. If the book is not accepted, the writer will typically receive a form letter indicating one or more of the various general reasons why we decline manuscripts. On occasion, the writer will receive a thoughtful written review of his or her submission. Our written reviews are reserved for exceptional manuscripts that came close to meeting our needs, or ran a close second to another manuscript that was accepted. Writer?s receiving a written review from us should be highly encouraged in their pursuit of publication.