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ATD Press Submission Guidelines

ATD Press welcomes proposals from prospective authors with new and innovative ideas that fit into our current publishing program. The following guidelines will ensure that your proposal is given a fair and objective review. Key to the publisher and author relationship is a willingness to partner with ATD Press to ensure your book reaches its intended audience, and that the investment made by you and ATD Press pays off. Please read carefully the following instructions and pointers before submitting your proposal to us.
Submission Guidelines
Before submitting a proposal, please do the following:
Visit ATD Press and examine the types of book we publish and market.

Does your book proposal reflect the subject matter and approach of these titles? ATD Press publishes books of interest to our core market of talent development professionals, including trainers and those who manage and direct training programs. We also focus on general business topics and skills development topics such as project management, leadership, strategic planning, career development, organization development, and consulting.

Put together your proposal.

Please complete and submit the ATD Book Proposal Template along with the following:

  1. A copy of your current resume.
  2. A summary of your book. A summary should be a one-page document that gives us a detailed look into what your book will look like from start to finish.
  3. An annotated outline/table of contents for book. This critical piece of proposal helps us see exactly what's in each chapter of your book and how each chapter flows into the next.
  4. A sample chapter. Please provide us with a complete chapter from your book as a writing sample. We prefer to see a chapter rather than the introduction.
Submit your book proposal document to the appropriate Community of Practice.

From the list below, select the community that best matches your book proposal, and email the community manager. We will contact you within 30 days of receiving your proposal if we believe it is a potential fit for ATD Press.

Change Management
Eliza Blanchard-

Global Perspectives
Katherine Xu-

Instructional Design
Amanda Smith-

Leadership Development
Ann Parker-

Learning Technologies
Justin Brusino-

Management Development
Ryan Changcoco-

Managing the Learning Function
Amanda Smith-

Measurement and Evaluation
Amanda Smith-

My Career
Justin Brusino-

Performance Consulting
Eliza Blanchard-

Sales Enablement
Roxy Torres-

Science of Learning
Justin Brusino-

Talent Management
Eliza Blanchard-

Training Delivery
Amanda Smith-

Other Topics

Note: If your book is accepted for publication, it takes an average of six to twelve months to complete the book production process. The timeline can vary and is subject to change, depending on editing requirements of the manuscript, length, and the publication schedule of ATD Press. Please keep this mind as you make plans to feature your book at a conference or other event.

Thank you for your interest in publishing with ATD Press, and we look forward to hearing from you.