The Open Book Press is a small, independent book publisher based at the Open Book used book store and event center in Grass Valley, California.
Writers ourselves, we offer generous terms to our contracted authors.
Submitting is a three-step process. First, please send a query note to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes a brief summary of your work and, if applicable, an expected timeline for its completion. If interested, we will ask you to send a sample chapter (or excerpt) before submitting the entire manuscript for review.
Once a book is accepted for publishing, we contract with the author under the following terms:
- Exclusive review of the manuscript
- Fair and equitable royalty agreement
- Author retains 60% royalties from each sale
- Copyright remains with the author
Marketing, editing and design services are available through the Open Book Press and Dane Creative Ways.
A discounted space rental rate at the Open Book is available for Press authors’ book launch events.
Co-founders Will Dane and Angela Sells
Angela Sells, PhD, is a mythology and poetry professor at Meridian University and Sierra College. She reviews books for the Journal of Popular Culture, and co-produces the Yuba Lit reading series. Her book Sabina Spielrein: the Woman and the Myth is being published by SUNY Press in 2017.