Author’s Guidelines

Goodword Books is one of the premier publishers of Islamic books in the world. We publish the very best non-fiction works on Islamic topics for children and adults. If you wish to have your writings published by Goodword Books, please go through the detailed guidelines given below and follow them to make your and our work easy.

Goodword Books publishes books in three broad categories:

  1. Islamic Books for Children, especially stories from the life of the Prophet Muhammad and his companions.
  2. Books on Arabic Learning for Children.
  3. Books on Arabic Learning for Adults.

The books should be based on the Quran and Hadith and, in language and style, should be of the highest standard. We do not publish fiction and poetry, therefore, any manuscript sent in these categories will automatically not be considered by us.

You may send your proposal along with a few sample chapters or the complete manuscript. They can be sent as a hard copy or even e-mailed. We will not return any material submitted to us. It is advisable to retain a copy of it. It should be preferably typed out in A-4 size paper. Manuscripts may be sent to: The Editorial Department, Goodword Books, A-21 Sector 4, Noida, 201301, India. Alternatively, you may submit the manuscript at, for the attention of the editorial department

It would be appreciated if you could also specify your target readers, the age group and the objective of the book.

Please send your resume and, if you have already published some work, send the essential details of it.

Goodword Books receives many proposals and manuscripts every year. We value the work sent to us and give equal attention and time to them. There is no need for you to come in person or call up to know the status of the evaluation of your work. Within a fortnight of receiving your work, we will inform you of its receipt. The detailed evaluation takes a minimum of three to six months and after this due process of evaluation, we will inform you of our final decision.

Terms and conditions will be discussed with the author only on final acceptance of a book for publication You are free to submit your proposal or the manuscript simultaneously to us and to others. We would, however, request you to inform us as soon as your manuscript has been accepted for publication by someone else.

We appreciate your interest in Goodword.

We regret to inform that we are not accepting any unsolicited manuscript at the moment.