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Editorial Guidelines to Submit a Book

AN INVITATION TO SUBMIT YOUR BOOK PROPOSAL TO YMAA PUBLICATION CENTER

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With more than 29 years of experience publishing books by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming and other respected teachers and thinkers, YMAA is the right choice for getting your book into the marketplace.

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Response

We do our best to respond in a timely manner to large number of proposals and subsequent manuscript reviews. Your reasonable followup is always welcome regarding any submittal.

National Distribution

In 1996, YMAA was selected to join National Book Network (NBN), the second largest independent book distributor in the United States. This mainstream presence gives us first-rate access to major markets, retail chains, and online sellers. In addition, YMAA has a successful in-house sales team to reach small, alternative, and niche retailers. YMAA also has a wide base of individual customers who trust us to introduce quality books.

Hands On

When a proposal is selected for publishing, your input does not end after the final word is written. As an author for YMAA, you remain active throughout the publication process to ensure production of a book that shares both our visions.

How To Submit Your Book Proposal

It's easy to send a book proposal to YMAA Publication Center. The proposed work should address some aspect of Oriental culture - martial arts, Qigong (Chi Kung), philosophy, medicine, etc. No children's stories, please. Works of Fiction must be grounded in some aspect of martial arts or Asian healing arts. Each proposal will be promptly reviewed. If you need guidance about writing your proposal, here is a useful website How to write a book proposal. For the fastest response, please use the following guidelines:

First Step: Non-Fiction
  1. Send a one page (maximum) cover letter. State your intention for writing the book, the proposed audience and specific reader benefits.
  2. Send a one page (maximum) description of the proposed book.
  3. Send a one page (maximum) author biography. Relate salient experience and qualifications.
  4. Send details about your previously published works including titles, publication dates, and ISBNs.
  5. Print all submitted material on white, 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope, otherwise materials will not be returned. Alternatively, you can send either an MSWord or PDF file of your proposal. Please do not embed your proposal within an email text box. Send to Davidr@ymaa.com
Second Step: Non-Fiction

    Upon receipt of your proposal, book description and biography, we shall review your request, and if appropriate, shall ask you to then send:

  1. Send two copies of the complete manuscript. Include sample photos or drawings, if available. Please don't ask us to print your manuscript files.
  2. Print all submitted material on white, 81/2 x 11 or A3 paper. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope, otherwise materials will not be returned.
First Step: Fiction
  1. Send a one page (maximum) cover letter. State your intention for writing the book, the proposed audience and what distinguishes your work from others in this genre.
  2. Send a one page (maximum) description of the proposed book.
  3. Send a one page (maximum) author biography. Relate salient experience and qualifications.
  4. Send details about your previously published works including titles, publication dates, and ISBNs. If you have not been previously published, please inform us about the writing programs and contests you have participated in. Supply program names, scores, and award details.
  5. Send the first 30 pages of your work.
  6. Send all submitted material as either an MSWord or PDF file to davidr@ymaa.com.
Second Step: Fiction

    Upon receipt of your proposal, book description, sample pages, and biography, we shall review your request, and if appropriate, shall ask you to then send:

  1. Send two printed copies of the complete manuscript. Include sample photos or drawings, if available. Please don't ask us to print your manuscript files.
  2. Print all submitted material on white, 8 1/2 x 11 or A3 paper. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope, otherwise materials will not be returned.
Photos and Artwork

Guidelines for photographs

  • Jpeg or tiff are acceptable.
  • 300 dpi / RGB
  • Your color jpg should never be less than 250 KB

Guidelines for illustrations

  • Digital art is preferred. Jpg / Tif / EPS / PDF are acceptable.
  • Line art must be higher than 800 DPI at 100% size.
  • Hand drawings are acceptable if professionally prepared. Subject to inspection.
  • Text overlay should NOT be permanent. Subject to inspection.
  • Font for text overlays are selected to complement the font used for layout. Subject to inspection.

Send all materials to: David Ripianzi Publisher YMAA Publication Center, Inc. PO Box 480 Wolfeboro NH 03894 (603) 569-7988 email: Davidr@ymaa.com

As a further guideline, we present our list of Publication Categories to help you determine if we are the right publisher for your work. A book proposal does not necessarily have to fall under one of these categories. In general, your proposal should have some connection to Oriental culture.

YMAA Publication Categories

  1. Traditional Asian Martial Arts including Korea, Japan, China, Indonesia
  2. Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan), Baguazhang, Xingyiquan or other Internal martial art styles
  3. Qigong (Chi Kung)
  4. Eastern Thought
  5. Oriental Healing / Herbs
  6. East/West Synthesis
  7. Fiction: all genres (the story must be supported with martial arts or oriental culture).

Please remember to follow the guidelines and include a SASE!

YMAA EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD

  • Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, President, YOAA, Inc.
  • David Ripianzi, Publisher, YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
  • Susan Bullowa, Editor
  • Leslie Takao, Editor
  • Ken Craggs, YMAA Instructor
  • Phil Goldman, YMAA Instructor
  • Dolores Sparrow, Ph.D. English Lit, Macon GA
  • Kris Wilder, author, Seattle WA
  • T.G. LaFredo, Assoc. Ed., Journal of Asian Martial Arts



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