Your manuscript goes here.
Do you want to be published but are not sure how to go about it?
The following questions will help you understand how we at
Richread Books execute the process of submission and evaluation
of proposals and manuscripts:
1. What kind of proposals are entertained and evaluated ?
accepts proposals in English, Hindi and Other
Regional Languages fiction (novels, novellas and short stories),
poetry, general and narrative non-fiction, biographies and memoirs,
current affairs, business, travel, cookery, religion, philosophy
and self-help, reference and quizzing, photography and illustrated books.
2. What should my proposal contain ?
Ideally, your proposal should contain a detailed synopsis and chapter
outline, with two sample chapters in case of novels and other narrative
non-fiction. For short stories and poems, you should send in five sample
stories and/or poems.
3. How do I send my proposal? To whom shall I send my proposal ?
Send in your proposal in hard copy through regular post/courier, or email
us at email@example.com. Please do not send material on CD's.
It is important you retain a copy of the proposal you send as we do
not return any material submitted to us.Send your proposal to:
Richread Books (OPC) Private Limited, Gali 1, Siddharth Nagar,
Panipat - 132103
4. How can I ensure my proposal will be looked at? Should I come in
personally to submit my proposal ?
receives over numerous proposals and manuscripts every year. We value all submissions and each proposal is given the same diligent attention by our qualified and experienced editorial team. We would, thus, not advise you to come in personally to deliver your proposal. Nonetheless, in case you should decide to visit our office personally, you are requested to handover your written proposal at the reception.
5. If I come personally, will I get to meet with an editor and discuss
my proposal ?
Owing to high publication volumes, meeting with prospective and discussing
individual proposals with the editorial team is, unfortunately, not possible.
6. Should I send in a complete manuscript ?
At the initial stage, sending in a complete manuscript is not required.
The publishing potential of a book is evaluated based on a proposal outlining
in detail the structure/literary style, contents, potential readership and
the market for the content.
7. What does the process of evaluation entail and how long does it take ?
The editorial team conducts a preliminary evaluation of the synopsis and
sample chapters to develop an insight into the work and gauge its potential.
In the event your proposal is found suitable, you may be asked to send in the
entire manuscript for a thorough evaluation. The manuscript is then
evaluated in detail by a team of editors for its language, literary merits,
readability, style, competition, marketability and sales potential. This
detailed evaluation takes a minimum of six months and post evaluation, you
will be informed of our final decision. Please note that asking for a
detailed manuscript does not in any way mean that it has been or will be
accepted for publishing.
8. Whom shall I contact during the process of evaluation ?
The detailed process of evaluation takes a minimum of three months.
During this time, we unfortunately will be unable to respond to any
queries either by phone, fax, email or in person. The decision is
communicated at the end of the evaluation period.
Richread Books is
not obligated to assign any reason if your proposal/manuscript does
not suit our publishing programme
9. Will my submission be returned ?
Please keep a copy of any proposal that you send in and the manuscript
(if asked to send it in). Owing to the large number of proposals we
receive, we do not take any responsibility to return any material sent
10. What are the terms and conditions-royalties, territories, number
of copies, distribution network-under which my book will be published ?
Terms and conditions pertaining to royalties, territories, number of copies,
distribution network are all decisions which are taken only on final
acceptance of a book for publication. Should your manuscript be accepted, these will automatically be discussed at a later stage. Queries pertaining to these at the time of submitting your proposal or during the evaluation process are premature.
11. Can I send a proposal again if I have been rejected once?
Please do not resend a proposal that has been rejected once. However,
should you find yourself inspired again, we encourage you to submit a
fresh proposal to us.
12. Can I send my proposal elsewhere while I have submitted it to you?
Can my manuscript be evaluated by Penguin and another publishing house
You are free to submit your proposal simultaneously to us and to others.
We would, however, request you to inform us of the same. We would also
request you to inform us as soon as your manuscript has been accepted for
publication by someone else so that we may stop evaluation of your proposal.
Should we ask for your manuscript after preliminary evaluation is completed,
please do not submit it to us if you have already submitted it to another
publishing house in the meantime, until you have heard from them or informed
them that you are withdrawing your submission. Similarly, we would request
you not to submit your manuscript for evaluation elsewhere during the
process of detailed evaluation by Richread Books. You are free to ask us
to stop evaluation of your manuscript at any stage before we have
communicated our decision.