Nitis Books is currently looking for complete non-fiction books of at least 20,000 words to sell through the Nitis Books website and other partner sites in print and eBook formats on a variety of topics, including:
- Self-help / Self-improvement books
- How-to books
Nitis Books publishes non-fiction books and eBooks of at least 20,000 words to sell through our website and other partner sites in print and eBook formats. While we are open to a variety of non-fiction topics, we are NOT open to self-published works that are currently available for sale anywhere. If the work(s) are no longer for sale, and you own worldwide print and electronic rights, they may be submitted for consideration. Keep in mind that if a work can be found for sale or free download through an online search, the submission will be rejected outright. Make sure that the work is completely unavailable BEFORE you submit it.
Since Nitis Books will produce relatively few titles each year (6-12), our books reflect the individual tastes of our small staff. Nitis Books looks for writing that inspires and/or instructs the reader with a unique voice and technical expertise.
Nitis Books publishes emerging and mid-career authors. Many Nitis Books authors have had works published in magazines, ezines, anthologies or other publications (a resume including a list of prior publications can strengthen your submission). Although prior publications are important, they are not a requirement; part of our mission is to present promising new authors alongside previously published writers.
Nitis Books will purchase exclusive worldwide electronic and print rights for each work offered a contract. All rights revert back to the author upon cancellation of the contract by either party.
Payment for authors is on a royalty basis. Nitis Books pays authors 50% of net sales for both print and electronic sales (minus PayPal fees). Royalty payments are sent monthly. We pay only through PayPal, so authors must have a PayPal account. In addition to royalty compensation, authors also receive a brief biography on the Nitis Books website, along with a link back to their own website, blog, Facebook page, etc., as well as other marketing services (please consult our FAQs for more details).
Nitis Books reviews new submissions that meet ALL of the requirements stated above in the calendar month following the close of the submission period. Please allow at least six weeks for us to review and respond to your submission. Sometimes submissions do get trapped in our spam filter, so if you have not heard back from us after two months, please contact us.
Accepted works will be assigned to one of our staff editors for polishing. Authors will work directly with their editors to finalize their manuscript. Once approved for publication by the author, editor and the Nitis Books Executive Committee, the manuscript will then be be formatted for print distribution as well as multiple eBook formats for sale through our entire network of eBook distribution outlets .
While Nitis Books is always open to reviewing manuscripts from our current authors, we only accept unsolicited manuscripts during designated open submissions periods, which are announced to subscribers on our Submissions Email List.
To be notified in advance of open submissions periods, and to receive information about submitting your manuscript during an open submission period, please join our Submissions Email list.
You can join our Submissions eMail List to be notified in advance of open submissions periods, and to receive more information about submitting your manuscript.
Due to increasing amounts of spam, we do not publish email addresses on the website. To have your work considered for publication, please use our Submissions Contact Form to request submissions information. Please DO NOT include your query letter or other information in this request; the form merely sends your request to an autoresponder box, which immediately sends you the submissions information (please check your spam folders if you do not see a response within 5 minutes).
Your submissions package should contain the following:
- Title (please provide at least a working title for your work)
- Genre (fantasy, mystery, science fiction, western, etc.)
- Word count
- A 40-word, promotional-style “quick teaser” blurb for web copy. Sell us with this blurb like you’ll sell potential readers with it!
- Promotional text for the back cover of the work (100-200 words)
- A brief excerpt from the work (no more than 300 words)
- An outline/overview of the entire story arc (the synopsis)
- Any previous publication information on the work, including where and when it was published, if applicable
- A short author bio (100-250 words)
- A Marketing Plan describing what you can do to help get the word out about your book
- The first four (4) chapters of your book
If you have additional questions about our submission process, please refer to our FAQ section, as many of the most common questions we receive about our submissions and publication processes have been answered and posted there. If you have a question that is not part of our FAQ, please use our contact form to send us your question(s).
Thank you for considering Nitis Books as a potential publisher for your non-fiction manuscript.