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Does anyone know who the top publishers are for medically/healthcare oriented popular books?

Asked by pallen123 (1519points) November 22nd, 2009

My wife’s a physician writing a book on helping mid-lifers deal with stress in healthy ways. Anyone know who the top pop medical publishers are?

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Jeruba's avatar

I think she might want to start by querying an agent with a proposal. Have her take a look at books that are (or were) already hot in the field and do the homework of finding out who the agents were. It’s the agent’s business to know which publishers to approach.

Here is one of many sites that give information she might find helpful. If there’s a writer’s club in your area, it could be a very useful resource with contacts, education, and support for the process. California Writers Club is one example of an active writers’ organization.

virtualist's avatar

The original South Beach Diet book by Arthur Agatston, M.D. was published by Rodale.

Dandy's avatar

SpringHouse, Mosby’s

MCBeat's avatar

My mom used to do editing for Harcourt, which was later bought by Elsevier. They publish all sorts of genres of books, but my mom did editing for the science and medical textbooks and brochures only. An example of just how much of a top publisher they are and just how medically-oriented their books are would be their publishing of the popular textbook Gray’s Anatomy, which is what the Emmy-winning TV show is based on.

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