What makes a complete submission package?
A. Please send a letter of introduction that concisely offers the key facts about your manuscript. Include with it your table of contents, a project description, and your curriculum vitae. We also welcome a sample chapter, but please do not send us your complete manuscript until we ask you to do so.
Q. What should my project description cover?
A. There is no set format, but a good project description (or book proposal, as it is also called), will include an accessible overview of the work, a concise chapter-by-chapter summary, an account of your book's relationship to comparable or competing works, your assessment of your book's audience, and practical details including length, number of illustrations, and the status of the work. All this should be accomplished in 5-10 pages.
Q. I'm not sure if you are publishing in my field. May I send a quick e-mail to find out?
A. We would much rather receive a proper submission at the outset. If you think there's a good chance that we would be interested in your work, send along a full proposal and supporting material by e-mail or post.
Q. You really don't mind submissions by e-mail?
A. We accept serious submissions by e-mail but also welcome submissions by regular post. If you use e-mail, please treat the body of your message as your letter of introduction so that we can read the basic information about you and your project without opening an attachment. Our editors generally do not respond to e-mail submissions that are obviously mass-mailed or are clearly inappropriate for NAKMAS Publishing.
Q. How long should I expect to wait for a response to my initial submission?
A. You will hear from us very quickly, almost immediate, by way of acknowledegment but you should expect to hear in six to eight weeks. If you have not heard within two months from NAKMAS Publishing, feel free to send a query by e-mail.
Q: Do you issue reprints or revised editions of older books?
A. Yes, we will consider such projects. If we can obtain paperback rights and identify a continuing readership for a book, and if the project meets with our approval, we reprint the book.
Q: Is your publishing contract industry standard?
A: Of course. We would not have it any other way...!
Q. I want to ask about distribution, on behalf of my institution or publishing house. Whom should I contact?
A. Please write to Libby Ellision via firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Is NAKMAS Publishing a member of a trade organisation?
A: Yes. NAKMAS Publishing is a full member of the Independent Publishers Guild and has been for some years.