I have a manuscript or book proposal I think would be great
for DK. Should I send it in?
People frequently ask us how to go about getting published.
While we don't accept unsolicited manuscripts at DK we can,
however, offer the following advice on how to go about getting
A great place to start is your local library where you'll
find a wealth of information on writers groups and plenty
of books on writing and the publishing process.
When you feel your work is ready for publishing, one way
to approach a publisher is through a literary agent. Agents
can objectively advise you on your work and will know the
most suitable publisher to take it to, not to mention fighting
for the best deal on your behalf. A comprehensive listing
of US literary agents can be found in the Writers' and Artists'
Yearbook and the Guide to Literary Agents, both published
Different markets demand a different approach, and non-fiction,
reference publishers such as DK require writers to be experts
in their fields.
However, we wish you the best of luck and hope you have every
success in placing your work.