Information for Authors: Proposal Submission Guidelines

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Due to the great demand for titles on local and regional history, we are currently searching for authors to work with us on new photographic history projects. Arcadia works with many first-time authors, as well as seasoned writers. Our editors are seeking proposals on local history topics and can provide potential authors with detailed information about our publishing program as well as book proposal submission guidelines. Please contact us if you are interested.



As a full-service trade publisher, Arcadia Publishing covers the entire cost of book production, including experienced editorial, marketing, and sales support.
  • Our editors work closely with authors and provide support throughout the book development process.
  • Our step-by-step tools and detailed author guidelines and layout planners are provided and serve as easy to follow comprehensive guides for book organization and development.
  • Our in-house marketing department maintains an extensive list of media contacts and works closely with authors to explore all promotional opportunities, including interviews and book signings.
  • Our sales team manages the needs of book buyers at independent, national, and online bookstores; museum stores; pharmacies; gift shops; and other local outlets.

Working with Arcadia Publishing provides a way for organizations and individual historians to earn royalties on each book sold without any financial investment on their part.
  • Royalties are paid twice a year, and the recipients of the royalty payments are determined by the authors themselves.
  • Many nonprofit groups choose to buy quantities at a high discount to resell at community events for fundraising purposes.
  • Books promote the work of historians and historical groups and are an effective vehicle for community outreach.

Join the thousands of historical organizations and historians who have preserved their community's history in an Arcadia Publishing local history book. Email to inquire about submitting a proposal to our publishing team.

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