Submission Guidelines

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Below you can find more information about CBP's process, and how you can make your book a reality with us.



Cincinnati Book Publishers (CBP) is a subsidized press, which means that the author or sponsor organization covers the cost of publication with a flat, upfront fee, and receives all income from book sales. Clients also retain the rights to their manuscripts and own the inventory.


Cost is determined by the number of pages in the book, complexity of design, print and binding options, and the total number of copies. Publication for an average print book typically costs between $3,000 and $10,000.


Cincinnati Book Publishers accepts manuscript submissions at all times. To publish your completed book with CBP, email the following materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


The author should write a one-page query letter, which includes the book title, synopsis, word count, genre and target audience, and a brief author biography. This cover letter is submitted alongside a sample chapter of the manuscript. All files should be submitted in .doc, .docx, or .pages format.


All submissions should be proofread, spell-checked, and presented in a professional manner. Authors should be sure to include all relevant contact information, as well.


CBP cannot accept manuscripts that are incomplete, handwritten, or in typescript. All submissions must be digital.


CBP will notify the author or agent by email within 2-3 weeks about the status of their submission. If the manuscript is accepted, an editor will request a full-length manuscript.


CBP can provide both content and copy editing, if necessary, and will work with the author to create the design and format of the book, as well as a promotion and marketing plan.


The author is involved throughout the editing and publication process, and must approve and accept all concepts and final changes. CBP has expertise with first-time and veteran authors, and is ready to make your book a reality.


For more information, call Sue Ann Painter at 513-304-3633 or visit our FAQ Page.



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