You can download our free book submission template to make it quick and easy to get your manuscript formatted professionally so you can submit it to a publisher.
If you are submitting your manuscript to TCK Publishing, please use this template and then contact our team on our submissions guidelines page.
Make sure you follow these instructions when submitting your manuscript to TCK Publishing:
Use a Serif Font
We recommend Times New Roman 12 point font with 1.5 line spacing.
Layout Your Document
Make sure your document is laid out at 8.5″ x 11″ and your margins are set to 1″ on all sides.
Include a Synopsis On Page 1
The very first thing in your manuscript file should be a synopsis (brief summary) of your work.
For fiction, please include a chapter-by-chapter summary of the major characters and plot points of the book, as well as details about how it ends. Tell us who your protagonist is, and make sure we know how they change by the end of the book, and how their core misbelief about the world is challenged.
For nonfiction, please give a brief summary of why a reader would benefit from your book and your qualifications to write it. Also include a list of chapters and their topics (Table of Contents).
Include Your Marketing Plan
Tell us how you intend to market your book.
What social media outlets do you use, and would you be willing to use them to promote your writing?
Do you have a mailing list, or would you be willing to work with TCK Publishing to create one?
Would you be willing to assemble a street team before your book is published?
Let us know about any other marketing plans you have for your book.
Share Your Future Writing Plans
Tell us briefly about your future plans as an author here. Let us know about any books you plan to write in the next 2-3 years.
Is this book you’re currently submitting part of a series?
Do you have other books you have previously written?
How do you plan to promote your book(s)?
Include Your Full Manuscript
Only submit a complete and edited manuscript.
How to Submit
Once you’ve got your manuscript file formatted and all the information we need, you can contact us on our submissions guidelines page.
Tom Corson-Knowles is the founder of TCK Publishing, and the bestselling author of 27 books including Secrets of the Six-Figure author. He is also the host of the Publishing Profits Podcast show where we interview successful authors and publishing industry experts to share their tips for creating a successful writing career.