FAQs are Frequently Asked Questions. The following are questions that we get asked most frequently in email, on the phone, and at conferences. They cover everything from submitting manuscripts to getting in touch with our authors. If you don’t find the answers you need here, contact us.
Can I order with a purchase order?
Does Free Spirit sell gift certificates?
How can I get a paper catalog?
Are there any books on publishing that Free Spirit recommends?
Where can I write to a Free Spirit author?
Free Spirit used to publish a book that I liked, but I don’t see it in your catalog anymore. Is it out of print?
Can I use Free Spirit Publishing’s materials in my outreach or member benefit program?
Can I receive a review copy of a book?
Are Free Spirit books available in bookstores?
Does Free Spirit ever publish fiction, short stories, poetry, or stories about animals?
Is Free Spirit a religious publisher?
My organization is having a conference. Will Free Spirit come and exhibit?
Free Spirit is unable to attend my conference. Can I have some catalogs to pass out?
Does Free Spirit offer quantity discounts?
Does Free Spirit use recycled paper?
Does Free Spirit have a mascot?
Absolutely, we accept purchase orders from schools and organizations. For faster processing: 1. Mail OR fax (please do not do both) your official signed, numbered, and dated purchase order, along with the completed order form. We cannot accept purchase orders over the phone or the Web. 2. Be sure to identify an accounts payable contact name and phone number. We cannot process your order without this information. 3. Please include the source code and customer number found on the back cover of your catalog.
Yes! Please call 1.800.735.7323 to purchase a paper or an electronic gift certificate.
The Literary Marketplace (LMP) is published annually and available at most libraries in their resource sections. The LMP lists reputable publishers, their areas of publishing, and contact information. There are also several annual guides that list children’s book publishers and their submission criteria. These books are also available at most libraries. Finally, How to Get Happily Published by Judith Appelbaum is an excellent resource for a first-time author.
We always love to hear from our readers and so do our authors. Please send your questions, thoughts, ideas, or feelings to our authors by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a letter by snail mail to:
Free Spirit Publishing
6325 Sandburg Road, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55427
We will forward your email or letter to the appropriate author.
Sometimes books do go out of print and sometimes we are simply putting together a new and revised edition. If you are looking for a book that you can’t find in our catalog or online, please email us at email@example.com or call our customer service at 1.800.735.7323, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. CST, Monday–Friday, and we’ll let you know whether the book you’re looking for is still being published.
Yes! Through the years, Free Spirit has earned a national reputation as a leader in developing positive, practical, educationally sound, and pro-kid materials. Many organizations have relied on Free Spirit’s award-winning content to help families and children live better lives, and to provide educators with tools for teaching and reaching kids. To find out how you can partner with Free Spirit by using our books, posters, or other products, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the media can obtain a review copy by contacting our publicity department at email@example.com.
Yes, Free Spirit books are carried by local independent booksellers and chain bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, etc., and from online retailers such as Amazon.com.
To learn more about what we publish, visit our submission guidelines page.
Free Spirit Publishing is a secular publisher focused on self-help for kids and teens. We encourage character education and life skills development. Our books are suitable for public, private, and faith-based schools and organizations.
Free Spirit attends a number of conferences every year but we are unable to attend all of them. Please send your exhibitor information by mail to 6325 Sandburg Road, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55427-3674; by fax to 1.866.419.5199; or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will consider attending.
Yes. Free Spirit is happy to send you complimentary copies of our catalog for your event. Just call, email, fax, or write with the name of your organization, date of the event, number of expected attendees, and desired number of catalogs, and we will send them to you. We appreciate your support!
Please call 1.800.735.7323 for information on quantity discounts.
It is our policy to use recycled paper stock in our catalogs whenever possible, and to use environmentally friendly soy-based inks as well. Occasionally, recycled stock is not available to us due to shortages in the paper industry, but we use it whenever we can. As a member of Green Press Initiative, Free Spirit is also committed to making books from post-consumer-content recycled paper with zero old-growth forest fiber and an environmentally friendly bleaching process. Each year, we print a higher proportion of our list on qualifying stocks.
Absolutely! Violet, a spirited Yorkie, and Twiggy, a gentle terrier mix, are our resident mischief makers. On any given day, Free Spirit can have three or four dogs roaming the office. If only they knew how to file!