Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in The Quarto Group. Each of our imprints has its own editorial focus and fits into one of the categories below. Please take a moment to determine where your book best fits. Submitting to the category will send your idea to multiple imprints.

If your book idea fits our program, we will contact you for more details. Please bear in mind that we receive a large number of unsolicited manuscripts, so our response time may vary and we ask for your patience.

By submitting to us, you acknowledge that we may currently be developing, or may plan to develop in the future, books based on similar internal ideas and/or based on previous submissions already in receipt that may be similar to your proposed idea or anything included in your submission.

Publishing Categories

Please send your completed proposal (including all required elements listed below along with the signed submission agreement ) to the appropriate submission email address.

Quarto Cooks (Food & Drink)

Quarto Creates (Design, Art & Craft)

Quarto Drives (Cars, Trains, Boats, Motorcycles & Planes)

Quarto Explores (Biography, Travel, History & Space, Sports, Pop Culture)

Quarto Gifts (Stationery, Kits, Calendars)

Quarto Homes (Interiors, Architecture, DIY, Pets & Gardening)

Quarto Kids (Children's)

Quarto Lives (Body, Mind, Spirit, Parenting & Relationships)

Your Book Proposal

Book proposals must contain, at minimum, the items listed below. When complete, email your submission to the appropriate submission email address above.

1. A paragraph introducing the author/designer, including

  • Qualifications for writing a book on the proposed subject
  • Information on book(s) previously authored
  • Information about the publisher, publication date, and sales figures for each book previously authored
  • Level of author presence in his/her respective communities among networks and in social media

2. An overview of the proposed idea/concept, including

  • Proposed book title and subtitle
  • Detailed description of subject matter
  • Table of Contents or detailed outline
  • Description of material planned for each chapter and projects listed in the Table of Contents
  • Anticipated completion date

3. Visual materials that communicate the tone and concept, including

  • Artwork and/or photographs
  • Cover mockups
  • Page layout mockups
  • Diagrams, charts, or other supporting material

4. Market information, including

  • Proposed audience
  • Proposed sales channels (distributors, retailers, etc.)
  • Comprehensive list of competitive titles in print
  • Plans for promoting the book before and after print (e.g., blogging, social media, interviews, signings, etc.)
  • Elements that will set this book apart from the competition

5. Signed Submission Agreement

Foreign Rights for Publication

Interested in purchasing rights to publish one of our titles in another language or territory? Contact one of our representatives below.

If you are interested in publishing our titles in Europe, please contact:

If you are interested in publishing our titles anywhere else in the world, please contact: