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Becoming a For Dummies Author (And If You’re Already One)

At John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the For Dummies brand draws its strength from the collaborative efforts of our authors and staff — a diverse, creative, entrepreneurial group of people bound together by their talent and commitment to the integrity of the For Dummies brand.

The For Dummies collaborative tradition provides authors with every support possible throughout the writing process. Our editors work closely with authors to discuss project ideas, assess the viability of proposals, and develop manuscripts — our goal is to help our authors write the best books they can. We maintain personal contact with authors throughout (and even after) the life of a project. When you become a For Dummies author, you join the For Dummies family.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.’s marketing, publicity, and sales staff begin their work early in the publishing cycle; they make sure the right product is published at the right price for the right market. They employ the full range of marketing resources — trade and academic representation, direct mail, advertising, promotion, publicity — to reach readers.

Submitting a Proposal for a For Dummies Book

It is Wiley’s policy not to accept unsolicited proposals for books in the For Dummies series. You may send us a copy of your credentials for our files or contact a literary agent to submit a proposal on your behalf. If you choose to submit a proposal through an agent and do not already have one, we suggest that you consult a publication like Literary Market Place that offers contact information for literary agents. Please be aware that John Wiley & Sons, Inc., retains the right to publish a book, at any time, on any topic.

Author Services

For Dummies authors can visit the Wiley Author Services site for such services as royalty statement distribution, direct deposit of royalty payments, and title/sales information.

Authors may also visit our Author Resource Center site for information of interest to our authors, including information on online bookseller affiliate programs, author discounts on Wiley products, tips for helping us sell and market your book, and our semi-annual author newsletter.