Find inspiration in our curated catalog of letters to publishers. Each sample letter comes with guidelines and advice to help you find the right words.
Letters to publishers are letters written to individuals or corporations responsible for printing and distribution of printed and digital publications. Mostly, these are cover letters to introduce you and your book to potential publishers. Before writing to any publisher, it is important that you do your market research to find out which firms can publish the type of book you have written. An excellent starting point is the bookshops and public libraries. While at it, check the submission guidelines of each publisher to see which one is easier and more convenient to work with.
Letters to publishers should be formal and well-presented. Start your letter with a punchy subject line that catches the attention of the recipient. Talk about your book briefly; write a short paragraph that summarizes the most important details about your book. For instance, mention what makes your book different, whom it is written for, and what drove you into writing it. Mention any relevant qualifications and skills that qualify you to write your book. If you have published a book successfully before, make sure to mention it in your letter. Finalize by thanking the recipient for his/her time and consideration and provide your contact information.