Publishers of technology books, eBooks, and videos for creative people

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Got an Idea for a Book or Video?

As the publisher of Peachpit Press, New Riders, Adobe Press, Apple Pro Training, and other imprints and series for creative people, we are always looking for new authors, teachers, trainers, and innovative ideas, as well as great new projects from our current amazing authors. Who knows? Your idea could become the next bestseller.

Peachpit publishes high-quality, forward-thinking, best-selling books, videos, and apps on the hottest topics in graphic design, digital photography, Web design and development, digital video, the Mac and the Mac OS, and all topics for your digital lifestyle. Just take a look at our Web site to explore the range of subjects on which we publish. Our best-selling series include the Visual QuickStart Guides, From Snapshots to Great Shots, Pocket Guides, Develop and Design, Robin Williams's Non-Designers, Voices That Matter, and more—including best-selling series, like the Classroom in a Book series from Adobe Press, the Apple Pro Training Series from Apple, and The Digital Photography Books from Scott Kelby.

We also like to explore original ideas that fall outside of our existing series, such as Photo Recipes Live, Presentation Zen, 344 Questions, The Brand Gap, Don't Make Me Think, The Hot-Shoe Diaries, Designing with Web Standards, Facebook Me, the Color Correction Handbook, and many more.

Our community of loyal readers includes design professionals, students, teachers, artists, photographers, video and audio editors, Web designers and developers, and small-business owners. They value Peachpit products for their practical and effective instructional approach, beautiful design, richly illustrated spreads, technical accuracy, and attention to detail. Authors value Peachpit's commitment to each project we publish, our deep respect for authors' knowledge and experience, our marketing muscle, and our pledge to treat authors fairly and respectfully.

If you are an experienced writer, a thought leader, or you just know you have a great idea for a Peachpit book, video, or app, we want to hear from you. Please include responses to the following questions in your proposal so we can get a clear idea of your project and determine if it might be a good fit with our publishing program. Short writing samples from other projects are also helpful.

Submit your completed proposal to proposals@peachpit.com or mail it to:

Peachpit Proposals
Peachpit
1301 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

There really are people (including our Editor in Chief) behind that anonymous-sounding email address. So you can feel comfortable knowing that your proposal will be reviewed by our editorial and marketing teams. To help us, please give your proposal a specific subject name in the “Subject” line of your email (not just "Book proposal" —we get a lot of those!). Thanks!

Peachpit Press Proposal

Please answer the following questions as completely as possible in your proposal.

  • Proposed title
  • Subtitle
  • Author(s)
  • Author mailing address and phone
  • Author e-mail address?
  • Author's professional background (you may include a résumé or curriculum vitae)
  • Do you have a Web site? If so, please provide URL.
  • Describe your social media involvement and reach, if any.
  • Previous books written (if any)?
  • Describe your book?, video, or app (rationale, approach, intended audience, and wireframes or comps when applicable)
  • Key features (briefly list three main selling points)
  • Does the book need to include a CD or DVD? If so, please describe contents? and why you feel the physical disc is essential to the project.
  • Approximate length of book or video
  • Include complete and detailed table of contents (required)
  • Include a sample chapter or section (recommended)
  • Has this project been published in any form before??
  • Address competing books or videos. How does your project differ from existing books or videos in level, style, coverage, and depth?? What makes it unique or furthers the conversation? Why will someone want to buy your book or video? How is it better? (Please don’t tell us there isn’t any competition. We get that a lot. If there is no direct competition to your proposed book/video/etc., then address it in terms of the general market for that topic.)
  • Proposed writing schedule
  • Why would you like to work with us?