Have a manuscript or book concept you’d like us to consider?
Mutual considers submissions of quality manuscripts on a variety of subjects related to Hawaii and of local interest. We do not accept manuscripts on topics not related to the Hawaiian Islands as it falls outside our areas of expertise.
Please first email or mail us an inquiry letter describing the contents, status—whether it’s written, in progress, or just a proposal—your credentials, and the reason you are writing the book. If it is an illustrated book, include a sample of the artwork/photographs (no originals please).
We will do our best to respond to your inquiry within 30 days, however our editorial department can fall behind if submission rate is high, so please contact us if we haven’t responded within that time frame.
It has become important for authors to take an active role in selling and marketing their books. With fewer bookstores and limited space in non-bookstores, the author’s efforts in marketing and publicity have assumed greater importance. Please indicate how you can help and through what channels you can reach customers, whether it’s retail, civic clubs, book clubs, social media, professional or personal organizations, blogs, etc.
If we are interested in your inquiry, we will ask that you send us your full manuscript, finished pages, table of contents, or proposal—whichever you may have ready—for review. It will then go to our review committee and may take anywhere from 1 to 3 months for a final decision to be made.
Please send manuscript and related materials to:
Mutual Publishing, LLC
Attn: Manuscript Submissions
1215 Center Street, Suite 210
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96816