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Sending us your book proposal

Adlard Coles Nautical is happy to consider unsolicited manuscripts from authors on topics related to sailing, motorboating, the sea, rivers, lakes and canals.

Please take a look at our 2016 catalogue here to see the kinds of books we publish.

We are particularly looking for practical books and unique sailing narratives with strong hooks, and will also consider maritime history from serious historians for our Conway list. Please note that Adlard Coles does NOT publish fiction, poetry or books for children.

In the first instance we ask that you send us:
- 2 to 3 sample chapters;
- a brief synopsis of the entire book (or chapter breakdown);
- some biographical information about yourself (why you are best placed to write this book, and any relevant sailing and/or publishing history).

Please send your proposal to:

Whilst we will acknowledge every manuscript on receipt, please note that it can take 8-12 weeks for us to reach a decision.

Further information and advice on getting published, can be found here.


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