Become An Author

PESI Publishing specializes in clinical books, workbooks, card decks, flip charts, and children’s books in the behavioral health, education, and self-help genres. Designed to teach practical skills, our publications are known for having a straightforward, conversational style with reproducible, easy-to-use exercises, strategies, and guides for the general consumer as well as for practitioners to use with clients.

Due to the high volume of proposals we receive, we only follow-up with the authors with projects we’d like to pursue. If we are interested, you will likely hear from us within 3-4 weeks of submission date.

Bridge City Books, an imprint of PESI Publishing, aims to “bridge” the gap between therapeutic expertise and the everyday person seeking to improve their life, their relationships, and their overall well-being. It publishes books written by respected experts and professionals in the fields of psychology, wellness, parenting, personal growth (and more) that make feeling better and living a healthier, more meaningful life accessible for all.

Proposal Guidelines

To help us conceptualize your vision for this book, please include the following information:

2-3 pages that address the following:
  • Key selling points: what makes your book unique in the marketplace?
  • What is the general content and objective of your work?
  • Why is this book needed?
  • Are you writing about any new techniques or groundbreaking research?
  • What specific problems does your book aim to solve?
  • Who will benefit from reading this book and why?
  • What other books are competing with yours?
Table of Contents

Chapter Synopses
Brief summaries or bullet points about what will be included in each chapter.

Sample Worksheets, Exercises, Case Examples, or Illustrations
If applicable, please include a few examples of worksheets, exercises or activities.

Length and Schedule
  • What is the estimated length (number of words) of your book at this stage? Does this include references and endnotes?
  • At this stage, when do you realistically anticipate being ready to deliver the final manuscript?
Marketing Opportunities
Marketing is key in a highly competitive book market. Our most successful publications are those that benefit from collaborative promotion by both PESI Publishing and our authors. Any opportunities to promote your book are encouraged!

Tell us how you can help us promote your book:
  • Do you have a large e-mail list or social media following?
  • Do you write for any print or online publications?
  • What about speaking engagements?
  • How will you help sell your book for months or years after it’s published?

Introduction and a Sample Chapter

We want to know about you! List your current employment status, credentials, accolades, associations you belong to, previous publishing works, and biographical information.

Submit Your Proposal

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Proposal Document Requirements:
  • Overview
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction / Sample Chapter
  • Worksheet or exercise samples
  • Marketing Opportunities
  • Biography
Maximum File Size: 15 MB