Sometimes they’ll even say ‘yes’

by | Jan 22, 2018 | Member Updates, Publishing Industry

A recent article in Tallahassee Magazine featured four Florida publishers currently accepting book submissions including FAPA Past President, Terri Gerrell of Southern Yellow Pine Publishing.

You did it. You finally finished writing, revising and editing your magnum opus. Your beta readers love it (even the ones who aren’t related to you), which means it’s time to find a publisher. Your book has a regional flavor and a niche market, so you decide to publish with a small, local press. Now the question is, which one?

In this article, you will find brief introductions to four Tallahassee publishing companies, each of which is open to book submissions. This is, by no means, an all-inclusive list, but it’s a good place to get started. And get started you must. For in the words of Terri H. Gerrell, publisher at Southern Yellow Pine Publishing, “If you’ve written a book, submit it somewhere.

The worst a publisher can do is say ‘no,’ but maybe they’ll tell you why. Sometimes they’ll even say ‘yes.’”

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