Blacksmith Books publishes 10-12 titles a year. We are happy to hear from agents or directly from authors. Please follow these simple guidelines to ensure your book idea is clearly communicated.
We accept submissions of non-fiction: biography, culture, current affairs, food, travel, photography and guidebooks. Manuscripts should have a strong East Asian theme or connection. Please include:
> a short synopsis of your book, outlining its major elements
> a few sample chapters, or sample photography/artwork
> some information about yourself, explaining your platform for helping to promote the book
> if possible, a comparison of your book to any similar titles on the market
Submissions should be sent as .doc file attachments or hard copies to:
Pete Spurrier, Publisher
Unit 26, 19/F, Block B, Wah Lok Industrial Centre,
37-41 Shan Mei Street, Fo Tan, N.T., Hong Kong
mail (at) blacksmithbooks (dot) com
We are a small house and it may take us forever (or at least eight weeks) to get back to you, but thanks for letting us see your work. Please note that we receive a large number of submissions each week, so if your approach does not include any of the above items, or is for a genre of book that we do not publish, we cannot guarantee a timely response.