FAQ

Listed below are many of the questions we are asked most frequently. If you cannot find an answer to your question, please e-mail imagebooks@randomhouse.com.

Please take a minute to look through the FAQ list before writing to us–as a personalized answer may take up to two weeks.

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

We currently do not have any openings at Image Books.

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ACADEMIC RESOURCES


EDITORIAL


INTERNATIONAL & DOMESTIC SUB-RIGHTS


PERMISSIONS & REVIEWS


PURCHASING


GENERAL

How do I write to an author?

Send your letter to the author in care of our publicity department at Image Books, 12265 Oracle Blvd., STE 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80921. Your letter will be forwarded.

How do I email an author?

Unfortunately, we cannot forward email to authors, nor can we give out authors’ email or postal addresses. You may want to check the authors website, Facebook page, Twitter account or other social media websites, as a way to reach out directly to the author.

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EDITORIAL

Can I submit my manuscript to Image Books?

Due to limited openings in our editorial list, Image Books, including the Shaw Books imprint, is no longer giving consideration to unsolicited materials unless presented to us by literary agents.

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If I describe my book in an email message, can you tell me if you want to look at it?

Sorry, no. We do not accept queries via email or otherwise.

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Can you recommend an agent for my work?

We do not make agent recommendations. If you are looking for an agent, two good resources to start your search with are The Literary Marketplace and Sally Stuart’s Christian Writers Market Guide 2008 edition.

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Do you employ freelance readers?

No, we do not use freelance readers.

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INTERNATIONAL & DOMESTIC SUB-RIGHTS

Who do I talk to about the translation rights for one of your books?

If you are a publisher with sub-rights interests in one of our publications, please forward requests for information to imagebooks@randomhouse.com

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PERMISSIONS & REVIEWS

How can I get permission to use part of a book?

Since many requests require research, please submit your request as early as possible. All requests should be submitted electronically using the Permissions Portal. You will need to create an account to submit and track the progress of your request.

Your request should be as complete as possible. Please provide the following information:

  • Title and author of the book from which you wish to reprint
  • ISBN (the number which appears on the back cover above the bar code)
  • The exact material you wish to reprint. Please provide copies of our material in context as well as the page numbers on which this material appears in our book.
  • How the material will be used (i.e. Bible study handout; an excerpt in a book, newsletter, or magazine)
  • For groups and individuals: total number of copies you wish to make
  • For magazines, newsletters: total circulation of your magazine
  • For books: total anticipated print run of your publication in which our material will appear
  • For books, magazines, newsletters: your retail price or subscription fee, if any
  • Nonprofit status, if applicable
  • Any time considerations we should be aware of
  • Any other information that may be unique to your request
  • A permission fee may apply based upon the quantity of material excerpted and the total print run.

For more information or other questions click here.

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I write for a newspaper (online service, etc.), and I’d like to request a review copy of a book — how do I do that?

To request review copies and author information from individual imprints, you may send written requests to our publicity department. Please send requests to:

Image Books
Publicity Department
12265 Oracle Blvd., STE 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

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PURCHASING

How do I find an out-of-print book?

Our online catalog only carries a listing of Image Books books currently in print. A good source for information on out-of-print books is Bibliofind.

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Where can I find digital copies of your books for use with a student who has a disability?

Both the National Library Service for the Blind (http://www.loc.gov/nls/) and Bookshare (http://www.bookshare.org) carry many of our titles in digital formats. If you can’t find the book you need on either of these sites, please send us your request via email to imagebooks@randomhouse.com.

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I’m a ministry or corporation. How can I buy books in bulk quantities?

Most Image Books products are available in special quantity discounts when purchased in bulk by corporations, non-profit organizations and special interest groups. Custom imprinting or excerpting can also be done to fit special needs. E-mail imagebooks@randomhouse.com with any questions.

Please note there is a $500 order minimum (retail value) to open an account. Existing accounts can also contact customer service at (800) 733-3000.

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