Who are Cedar Fort Books? They are a publisher in Springville, UT. They publish a wide range of books from fiction to non fiction, religious to cookbooks, children's to adult. They own several imprints including: CFI, Council Press, Bonneville Books, Horizon, Salt Press, King Dragon Press, Sweet Water Press. Each year Cedar Fort publishes 144 books, and many of those are by first-time authors. At the same time, they also love to see books from established authors. They are one of the largest book publishers in Utah. Cedar Fort's products are distributed to several outlets such as: Deseret Book, Seagull Book, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, HMS Host, Books-A-Million and many, many, more.
"It is the mission of Cedar Fort, Inc., to gather and develop life-enhancing and inspiring ideas and products and convey them to our customers in the most professional, friendly, and timely manner while providing for our families." -http://classic.cedarfort.com/history.html
Cedar Fort has a large LDS department that publishes books aimed at a Mormon audience. However, the Sweet Water Imprint, the one publishing my book, is the imprint aimed at fiction. Sweet Water publishes scores of books every month in children's, YA and adult fiction.
Looking to submit? Check out their fiction guidelines HERE. They prefer hard copies to email, but will look at both. There is also a manuscript submissions form they ask you to include with all queries.
As the acquisitions editor and fearless team leader, we've got Angie Workman!
Cleaning up those typos and unnecessary commas, the gal with the potent red pen... copy editor Melissa Caldwell!
The lady in the middle, an award-winning cover designer like no other... Angela Olsen!
And the newest member of the team... assistant acquisitions editor, Justin Kelly!
Oh, and the marketing guy... Kelly Martinez.
What not to submit to Cedar Fort? "We rarely take biographies, autobiographies, or memoirs unless they have a very strong selling point. We do not publish poetry."
Want more information about the types of books they publish? Please check out the Cedar Fort website HERE.