Our mission is to connect subject experts with the subject curious through empowering nonfiction books.

What We’re Looking For

How2Conquer specializes in unique how‑to books that are designed to help readers master new skills quickly. Our books generally share three things in common: use of story, an emphasis on graphics, and an encouraging tone.

We’ve been lucky to find authors whose passion for their subject and genuine desire to share knowledge naturally translates into approachable, reassuring, and inspiring writing. The stories they share – sometimes funny, sweet, or even cringe-worthy – help convey nuance and exhibit ideas in action, promoting understanding and retention of information for the reader. We help develop infographics and illustrations to encourage readers’ interaction with the text as their knowledge of the subject develops, while providing another way to revisit and reinforce what they’ve learned.

We prefer completed manuscripts with a target range of 40,000 – 70,000 words, and we’re currently working to build our lists in the following categories:

  • Business – General (including Business Development, Business Leadership, Business Management)
  • Business – Industries (including Security, Business Resiliency, Franchise, Restaurant & Food Industry)
  • Hobbies & Home (including Crafts, Cooking, Pets & Animal Care)
  • Parenting & Relationships
  • Self-Help & Personal Growth

Please note that we do not generally accept previously published work. If you’d like us to consider a submission for a new edition of a book, please see our FAQs on eligibility or get in touch.

Our Authors

How2Conquer partners with experts in a variety of fields to share their specialized expertise with our readers. We’ve worked with authors from a range of different backgrounds, from high‑level corporate executives to experienced volunteers, and veterinarians to school board members.

Our authors generally come to us because they are working on a book they think could help people, but publishing can be difficult to navigate. We support them throughout the publishing journey, from developing a manuscript to helping build their platform and marketing efforts.

Learn more about our services and process

How to Submit

How2Conquer is open to submissions during two reading periods each year:

  • Winter Reading Period (February 1 – March 31)
  • Fall Reading Period (September 1 – October 31)

Please follow the instructions on our submission form to send us your work.

This form collects information about you and your book, and it includes a place to upload the first three chapters of your manuscript. While we’d prefer that you include a book proposal, there are questions you can answer if you have not completed one.

If you have any questions, please refer to our FAQs or get in touch.

What Happens When You Submit

We review all proposals and manuscript samples submitted via our submission form. We aim to respond to submissions within four weeks.

If we choose a manuscript for publication, we put together a contract and outline next steps for the project. Depending on the author’s goals for their book and how it fits into their wider platform, we offer both traditional and hybrid publishing contracts to find a model that works best for each project.

Once the contract is signed, the book moves into our editing and production process.

Submit your manuscript