PLY Books will offer books for spinners who want to dig even deeper into a topic, who want full immersion with an author, and who want to challenge their spinning and how they think about yarn.
We believe we can make beautiful and smart spinning books that the community will love, that support PLY Publishing , and that provide a fair wage to our authors.
PLY Books is built on the same passion and attention that started and sustains PLY Magazine and PLY Away. Some of our books will be deep and smart and technical. Other books will be fun and sexy and intuitive. All of our books will be beautiful, useful, and intriguing.
Interested in writing a book?
You want to write a spinning/fiber book for us – that’s great!
We can’t wait to hear about it!
Before you get too far, head over and check out our FAQ page. It has lots of good info, and I promise it’ll be helpful.
Once you’ve read the FAQ, you’re ready to submit a book query to us and we’re ready to receive it. We’ve found the easiest way for you and us is for you to fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
You should hear from us within a month. Some of the answers you might get are
- Send us a full proposal; we want to see more!
- We’d like to think about it more.
- We’d like to talk to you about this.
- No thank you and we will tell you why.
You see, there is a lot that goes into saying yes to a book idea. A no can come quickly because there might already be a book in print or in production too close to your book idea or your book idea might be not quite right for PLY Books.
A yes takes longer. The book team will talk about your idea. If we skipped over the quick “no” then we definitely like it, but that’s not the only criteria. Does it fit with PLY? Does it work with our bigger picture of publishing amazing spinning and fiber books? Can we fit it into our schedule? Can we afford it? It’s not all fun and spinning here at PLY; we have to be practical too. We’ll run a budget, do a market analysis, and project sales numbers, and at the end of that, we’ll let you know where we landed on the spectrum of “we love your idea” to “let’s make a book together!”