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Learn how to Pitch Books to Companion Animal Psychology

Learn how to Pitch Books to Companion Animal Psychology


Frequent questions on getting your e book featured on Companion Animal Psychology.

A selection of books about dogs, cats, and other animals
A choice of books about canine, cats, and different animals. Picture: Zazie Todd

By Zazie Todd PhD

Today, I commonly get emails from authors and publicists asking how they will get the Animal Ebook Membership to select their e book. 

There are a number of ways in which books get talked about on Companion Animal Psychology, so I believed I’d put one thing right here that explains. (This features a shock that I’m engaged on in the mean time). These choices are for traditionally-published books solely. (In case your e book is self-published, skip to the part on the Animal Books Group).

Most of those options–but not all–are for books about animals. 

The Animal Ebook Membership

The Animal Ebook Membership began in 2016 and since then we’ve learn 10 books a yr, taking January and July off. We learn nonfiction books about animals. Most are science books, however we learn memoirs infrequently too. Our readers are all over the world, so we want books which are accessible in each North America and the UK. We additionally want it when books can be found in several codecs, as a result of some members want to hearken to their books whereas others want to learn them in arduous copy or digital model.

Members select the books. Members additionally counsel a whole lot of the books, and I counsel some too after all. What this implies, although, is that even when I like your e book and suppose the e book membership will find it irresistible too, I can’t assure that it will likely be chosen. But when your e book could be a great match, I’d wish to learn about it.

Even when books aren’t picked the primary time they’re steered, they will come spherical to be thought-about once more. We wish to learn a mixture of new books and older books. You may see earlier decisions on the animal e book membership web page.  

Since Companion Animal Psychology has a dedication to reward-based coaching strategies, one rule for the e book membership is that we received’t learn books that counsel using aversive coaching strategies reminiscent of prong or shock collars. 

Along with the members within the group, lots of people appear to learn alongside us, after which generally e-mail me their ideas. 

The Pawsitive Publish in Dialog

The Pawsitive Publish in Dialog is the podcast related to Companion Animal Psychology, co-hosted on my own and Kristi Benson. We document about as soon as a month, and we love speaking to our favorite authors of books about animals. 

We don’t have company each episode, and never all of our company are authors, as a result of we additionally love speaking to scientists and canine trainers and so forth. But when we love your e book, we’d love to talk to you. 

On the finish of each episode, we ask our visitor (if we’ve received one) to inform us about what they’re at the moment studying. Then we every share a e book that we’ve got just lately completed and liked. These might be any books. We by no means know prematurely what shall be picked!

You may hearken to The Pawsitive Publish in Dialog wherever you get your podcasts.

The Author’s Pet

The Author’s Pet explores the world of up to date writers and their companion animals. It ran for a collection after which took a break—however is now open for submissions once more. Every bit highlights an creator and their most up-to-date e book. Interview questions ask in regards to the e book in addition to how the pet influences the creator’s writing, whether or not it’s merely preserving them firm on the keyboard or offering necessary inspiration. 

To be thought-about for The Author’s Pet, books don’t should be about animals. In actual fact, most of them aren’t. However the creator does have to have (or have had) a pet who they want to speak about. 

You could find out extra in the rules for The Author’s Pet.  

Ebook Spherical-ups

Now and again, I publish a round-up of the books I’ve been studying these days. They might be any form of books, not nearly animals—simply what I’ve been studying. I like placing this sort of put up collectively, however sadly I haven’t had the time to do one for some time.  Possibly that’s my cue to do one other one quickly, however I can’t make any guarantees. In any case, these are by no means books that folks have despatched me, they’re what I’ve discovered from shopping my native e book retailer or from listening to individuals’s suggestions on my podcast.

A Shock

Proper now I’m engaged on one thing to do with books about animals. I can’t give something away right here, however in the event you’ve received a e book about animals that was out just lately, or that shall be out later this yr, let me learn about it. I’ve received a few spots for books which are a great match. 

The Animal Books Group on Fb

In addition to the e book membership, I run one other group on Fb which is for anybody who desires to talk about books about animals. Authors are allowed to share their interviews and upcoming occasions at any time, and on the final Sunday of the month they’re welcome to put up about their e book. Conventional and self-published authors are all welcome.

Most members are usually not authors, however individuals who love animals and love studying.

Members are inspired to share information articles, interviews, and so forth. about books about animals. I share a whole lot of creator interviews in right here, insofar as Fb permits. (Sadly nowadays Fb doesn’t let Canadians share information articles—sure, it’s ridiculous. However members who aren’t Canadian received’t have this downside). 

Though the e book membership is for subscribers to my e-mail checklist, authors don’t should subscribe to hitch (although after all you’re very welcome to!). Once you ask to hitch, as an alternative of giving the passcode, inform me you’re an creator and the title of your e book, and I’ll allow you to in.

Learn how to pitch your e book

I hope this helps to make clear how books get talked about on Companion Animal Psychology. Be at liberty to e-mail me about your e book in the event you suppose it’s a great match for one in every of these classes, or just be a part of the Animal Books group in the event you’d like. I get a whole lot of emails and am not capable of reply to all of them, so having a transparent topic line will assist me reply to you sooner.

You may contact me on companimalpsych at gmail dot com.

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