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About Arborvale Books

Founded in 2020 to stem the rising tide of vulgarity in mainstream genre fiction, Arborvale Books champions well-crafted, imaginative work with wholesome themes and nonfiction offering practical information in underserved niche categories. We are a micro-press that releases only a few books a year; and the Arborvale Books aesthetic is more DIY than avant-garde. Though our roots lie in historical novels, we’ve started building out a roster of genre titles too. No matter what the genre, Arborvale Books strives for quality over quantity. We accept unagented submissions! (see Submission Guidelines, below)

Apply to be a Beta Reader

A beta reader is someone who reads a book manuscript with an eye towards providing feedback for the author. Though beta readers are not editors or professional critics, they can play an important role in helping the author improve the work by pointing out errors, plot holes, inconsistencies, or unclear passages.

If you are interested, simply fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page and we will notify you whenever we have a rough draft in need of some feedback. We look forward to hearing from you!

Submission Guidelines

All manuscripts in every genre are considered for publication EXCEPT erotica, explicitly sexual romance, extreme violence, or horror. We are only interested in manuscripts that would be rated “G” or “PG” as movies. All of our books are published in print and eBooks.

To be considered, authors must submit electronically to Your submission must include: (1) a query letter detailing genre and word count, (2) an outline of approximately half a page, and (3) the first chapter of the book (up to 6,000 words).

We are a tiny publisher with very limited resources. Authors must agree to promote their book including building an e-mail list independent of the Arborvale Books list, and developing email content; book signings, readings, speaking and “meet the author” engagements, etc. The publisher will bear the costs of editing, cover design, and initial advertising budget, with future advertising budget based on sales and profitability of the book.

We look forward to reading your work!

About Linda Grace

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Living a life with passion

Linda Grace, a retired Texan currently residing in Kuala Lumpur, was inspired to pick up her pen out of sheer frustration. As a voracious reader, Linda discovered it was impossible to find a historical Regency novel to satisfy her need for a factually accurate, engrossing tale. It became clear there was no other option; Linda was forced to succumb to the madness that compels otherwise normal people to write novels.

A self-proclaimed nerd, bibliophile, and book cover snob, Linda is happy to embark on hours of research to make sure the tidbits of history in her stories are accurate and relevant to the period. Her garden is her happy place and often the site of inspiration. Linda has a soft spot for big dogs and is searching for her next canine love to keep her company as she works on her new novel, which is due to be released in 2023.

Linda is self-published and founded Arborvale Books to publish a select number of books, including her own. There's plenty of opportunity and Arborvale Books seeks new talent to work with.

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