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The PTP Book Division

 

FICTION

The PTP Fiction Book Division specializes in edgy adult fiction. We strive to offer the reader the best reading experience in paper and digital format. Our books cover issues that other publishers may find difficult to promote. We do not publish pornography or other sexually explicit material.

 

Non-Fiction

The PTP Non-Fiction Book Division specializes in environmental non-fiction. We strive to offer the reader an informative reading experience in paper and digital format. Our books cover environmental issues that other publishers may find difficult to promote. Our material is based on the best research available at the time of publication.

 The Path to Publication Group, Inc.

Book Division (PTP)

 is a unique kind of publisher


We embrace technology

We are a new and innovative company

We are looking for new talented writers

We will not take months to respond to you

You do not need an agent to submit to us. In fact, we will not work with agents.

We never charge our authors to publish their books

 

Manuscript Length

How long should your manuscript be? Long enough to tell an outstanding story (fiction) or make a well substantiated point (non-fiction). Word count is important, but not critical. As long as the pace of the book is interesting, content is what really matters. Below are some general guidelines.

  • Novellas are 15,000 - 39,999 Many Young Adult and Teen Novels fall in this range.
  • Novels are 40,000 and up. Most novels fall between 40,000 and 100,000 words. Anything in this range will go into print.
  • Novels over 100,000 words in length may be asked to shorten the book or if long enough divide into two separate books. The costs to print make the retail price of a book with that many pages high. We strive to keep our prices to the public low and appealing.
  • Non-fiction from 80,000 words, no upperlimit.

Generally, we do not accept works less than 15,000 words. Word count less than that would generally be considered a free read. We are not accepting children’s stories. See note under what we won’t accept.


Formatting

Submissions should be Times New Roman 12pt. in Word

Double spaced.

Indent paragraphs (5 sps.).

No spaces between paragraphs. 

The margins should be 1” all the way around.

The chapters should be numbered: Chapter One, etc...

IMPORTANT! NO HEADERS OR FOOTERS OR PAGE NUMBERS! THANK YOU!

 

Desired Genres and Subjects

We are accepting submissions in the following genres. Please include your query letter and synopsis in the email body, and the entire manuscript in an attachment in Microsoft Word (.docx) or Rich Text Format (.rft)  to bookdivision@pathtopublication.net.

  • ·       Submit a synopsis for fiction
  •        Submit a book proposal for non-fiction

The subject of your email should read: Genre Submission: Book Title - Author Name. This will keep it from being deleted as spam.

 

Fiction:

Anthologies and collected works

Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller

Horror and Paranormal

Action, Adventure, and Western

Romance

Inspirational

Historical Fiction

Fantasy and Science Fiction

New Adult: Target audience is 19-25 years

 

Non-Fiction: 

We accept non-fiction in the following areas:

Environment

Aquatic Science

Ecology

Forestry

Fisheries 

 

What We Will Not Accept

Porn

Bestiality (shape-shifters don't count)

Necrophilia

Bodily Functions (golden showers, etc...)

Incest

Sexual abuse of minors

Consensual sex with minors

Rape (see paragraph below for more details)

 

We don’t want sexual violence in the story, especially in a romance. However, in the horror genre some might be considered if it is in the background of the story, or a build-up toward something happening. Under no circumstances will we publish sexual abuse of minors.

 We are also not accepting children’s stories. We publish for adults only.

We are an equal opportunity publisher. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, creed, race or gender.