Getting Published

Share Your Story With the World

The process of getting your first book published can often seem daunting. Even if you've completed the huge challenge of finishing your manuscript, it may feel difficult to know where to go next, or how to understand all the different components of the publishing process.

If you're looking to publish quality print books, ebooks and audio books, you've come to the right place! We also offer global book distribution and free resources to help you publish successfully. Once you write and format your book, we make it possible to share it with the world.

We work with our authors to create books, academic resources, online courses, and digital products that change lives, inspire generations, disrupt conventional thinking, and open new career paths, and we can’t wait for you to join our community.

Manuscript Submission

How to submit your manuscript

Galilee Reflective: Books under this imprint aim to be compelling reads that encourage deep reflection, inspire action, and elicit thoughtful responses. Our goal is to be an integral part of ongoing conversations, engaging readers with a commitment to exploring diverse perspectives. Topics include leadership, ministry, the intersection of faith and culture, and perspectives on contemporary issues. Authors are expected to demonstrate expertise in their addressed subjects.

Galilee Biographical: Our biographical books aspire to be captivating narratives that foster reflection, inspire transformative action, and prompt thoughtful responses. The primary objective is to offer an engaging exploration of the human experience through the lens of historically grounded commitments. These narratives actively participate in ongoing conversations, encouraging readers to reflect on and grapple with complex issues in contemporary society. Authors submitting proposals for the Galilee Biographical Imprint should craft narratives that delve into the depths of life's journeys, exploring authenticity and addressing tough questions faced by society today while upholding historically grounded commitments.

Galilee Academic: Academic books strive to showcase the breadth and diversity of knowledge, sharing groundbreaking insights within its broad educational expression. This imprint includes college and seminary textbooks, commentaries, reference books, and scholarly monographs in biblical, theological, and related disciplines.

Please include the appropriate imprint—Galilee Reflective, Galilee Biographical or Galilee Academic—in the subject line when submitting your proposal to

Your proposal must include:

  • A brief description of the proposed book
  • The unique contribution of the book and why you feel it must be published
  • The table of contents, including a two or three-sentence description of each chapter
  • Your intended reader
  • Your curriculum vitae, including your qualifications to write the book

The proposal should be no more than five pages. If we are interested, we will respond within six weeks. Otherwise, you should assume that the proposal does not work for us.

All other unsolicited submissions, including fiction, poetry, devotionals, or illustrations, are not accepted by Galilee.

Thank you for your interest in publishing with Galilee.

Authors who believe that the traditional path to publishing aligns with their needs should contemplate creating a book proposal and reaching out to our literary agents. These agents serve as intermediaries between the author and Galilee Publications, ensuring effective representation and leveraging their platform.

Galilee Publishing operates a self-publishing imprint, Galilee Press, in collaboration with Author Solutions. Please refer below for additional details on the process of self-publishing your book.

Galilee exists to help authors develop a book proposal and platform. Through the information and courses Author Gateway offers, authors can learn how traditional book contracts are earned. Click [here](#) for information on what Author Gateway offers and for answers to your publishing questions.

In addition, "The Writer’s Manual of Style" by our Galilee editor, Marc Kowalski, can be a helpful resource as you write and edit your manuscript.

Through an established alliance between Galilee Publishing and Authors Solutions, Galilee Press offers publishing packages that have enabled thousands of authors to self-publish all genres of books focusing on values & morals, inspirational themes, and family values. Galilee also offers a broad range of services, including illustrations, editorial, and marketing options.

Visit Galilee Press for more information.

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The Guidelines

Getting published
The first step

You have a new idea for a book that you think could make a real difference to your discipline. The first step from idea to book: submitting a proposal to your Commissioning Editor.

At Galilee, your Commissioning Editor will be a subject specialist, and you can contact them directly with your proposal.

The proposal gives them key information to get the process started. And to make sure you give them everything they need, see following items.

Provisional Title (and Subtitle)

During the writing and submission process, authors assign a provisional title to their manuscript, capturing its essence or key theme. If applicable, a subtitle may accompany the title to offer additional context or information.

  1. Purpose: The provisional title serves as a placeholder for the eventual, finalized title. It helps authors and publishers refer to the manuscript during development. The subtitle, if included, offers a chance to provide further clarity or intrigue regarding the book's subject matter.
  2. Considerations: Authors often revisit and refine the provisional title as the manuscript evolves. The final title may be determined later in the publishing process, sometimes collaboratively with the publisher's input.
Subject discipline
  1. When submitting your manuscript, actively communicate the subject discipline, specifying the specific field or area of expertise your book addresses. This information aids publishers and literary agents in understanding the primary theme or topic, facilitating proper categorization and positioning within the relevant genre or field of study. Please ensure to submit a clear and concise description of the subject discipline your manuscript falls under to assist in the evaluation process..
  2. Importance: A well-crafted subject discipline is crucial for attracting the interest of publishers, literary agents, and readers. It helps convey the unique selling points of the book and allows stakeholders to assess its relevance and marketability.
The first step
Provisional Title (and Subtitle)
Subject discipline

The Thinkabouts

Who, what, why and the how
The Who

Who will be writing the book?

  1. Provide your full name as the primary author.
  2. Specify your current position and the organization or institution you are affiliated with.
  3. Include a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) highlighting your academic and professional background. If applicable, provide brief bios for any co-authors or contributing authors.
  4. Share your contact details for communication purposes. Include email address, phone number, or any other preferred method of contact.

If you are an editor, you will need to ensure that your contributors understand the requirements in these guidelines and provide proof of permission obtained at the same time they send you their contribution.

Galilee’s Commissioning Editors decide what we publish. They travel internationally to meet current and prospective authors and editors to discuss new publications or business projects. And they help authors turn great ideas into great books.

The What

What are you writing?

  1. Type of publication. What audience are you writing for? Will this be a reference book, or a textbook?
  2. Overview.This is where you explain the publication’s objective, and what it will be about. Think about:
  3. Table of contents. Include chapters and subdivisions within chapters, plus any special materials to be included in the appendices.
  4. Sample materials. If you’ve already produced a sample chapter, please include it. It will really help us to understand the proposed publication. If you have published other articles and books, please attach a list of those materials as well.
  5. If you are proposing a reference work, please also include details about the frequency of any planned updates
The Why

Why are you writing this? Who is this for?

  1. So that we can consider how best to position your book, it would be great to know a little about the market need. Why is there a need for your proposed publication? Have there been changes in your field to cause a need for it, or is there a gap in the existing literature that needs to be filled?
  2. Please also tell us about the primary market. Who needs your book? Indicate the audience(s) for this material (e.g. academic/research, graduate students, professionals). Be as specific as possible. If the book is aimed at graduate students, please indicate whether it is a primary or supplemental text.
  3. Any information about the secondary market should be included; this should be a list of groups with an occasional need for this material. Who might need your book?
  4. List in order of importance any professional societies or organizations that are likely to be part of the readership for your book.
  5. If you know of any similar publications to the one you propose, this is really helpful information for us. Think about their weaknesses and strengths, and how your publication stands out.

The How

How you’re planning to structure the manuscript

  1. How many words do you anticipate to fully cover your topic? How many pages of appendixes?
  2. Timetable: Evaluate how this project fits into your other professional commitments and give us your best estimate for completing and delivering the final manuscript and supporting materials (e.g. content for a website, permissions correspondence).

The Who
The What
The Why
The How

The Procedures

Submitting your proposal
What do Commissioning Editors do?

Once you have compiled your proposal, please send it to the contact below for your general area. They will refer your proposal to the Commissioning Editor for your specialist subject area.

  • Higher Education / Professional / Reference & Research Content: Form Submission
  • Consumer / Trade:

Press’s Commissioning Editors decide what we publish. They travel internationally to meet current and prospective authors and editors to discuss new publications or business projects. And they help authors turn great ideas into great books.

How the Commissioning Editor decides what to publish

Commissioning Editors take various factors into account when making their decision.

  • Your book proposal (the most important piece of information).
  • Market research – whether there’s a market for the book.
  • Cost analysis – whether it makes financial sense to publish it.

The Commissioning Editor takes this information to the publishing committee meeting. They’ll consult with external advisers and our own local and international marketing and sales colleagues, who’ll work on the book if we decide to publish. This meeting is generally where the decision on how to proceed is made.

Once a decision is made to publish, the Commissioning Editor will offer a contract. The contract will define the publication, how and when it will be delivered, and outlines yours and the publisher’s rights and responsibilities, as well as confirming your remuneration.

Before you sign the contract: key things to consider

Reproducing copyrighted material?

Unless your contract says otherwise, as the author, you are responsible for obtaining permission and paying any fees to use any third-party copyright material that your book and supporting website resources contain. So, it’s worth getting a sense now of any third-party copyright material that you’re likely to need.

If you are an editor, you will need to ensure that your contributors understand the requirements in these guidelines and provide proof of permission obtained at the same time they send you their contribution.

Press’s Commissioning Editors decide what we publish. They travel internationally to meet current and prospective authors and editors to discuss new publications or business projects. And they help authors turn great ideas into great books.

What do Commissioning Editors do?
How the Commissioning Editor decides what to publish
Before you sign the contract: key things to consider