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Non-fiction History Writers
« on: August 02, 2013, 06:42:41 PM »

History is back in fashion! With TV serialisations of periods like The Tudors and The Borgias, history is stepping out of the realms of dustiness and into the imagination of the general public. We want to capture history for a new generation of readers and have created a new imprint, Chronos Books, to provide great books for history lovers.

Chronos Books, from the John Hunt Publishing stable, is seeking authors of historical non-fiction and historical biography. We are looking for non-fiction authors that can cover real history for real people; who can bring to life historical people, places and events in an imaginative, easy-to-digest and accessible way. We want writers of historical books that will add to our understanding of people and events rather than being a dry textbook; history that passes on its stories to new readers.

Sarah-Beth Watkins, Commissioning Editor, says “We are really excited about this new imprint and are actively seeking authors to work with us to produce great history books. At the moment, we are looking for books on major historical eras and biographies of the great and famous. We are also looking for proposals for books that shed new light on old information and authors who have found new sources, using top notch research to explore historical people, places and events. We will look at any ideas you send us in and if we like what read, we will ask you to send in a full proposal so our team can assess your work for publication.”