Origin Press, founded in 1996, is an award-winning general trade publisher. As of 2016, we no longer accept unsolicited manuscript submissions. But if you have in mind an author-subsidized title that we can develop and publish for you, please see below.

Origin Press is primarily a home for author-subsidized titles or books supported by outside grants or investments. One of our author-subsidized titles, A Return To Healing, was the winner of the Gold Prize (Nautilus Awards), for Best Health Book of 2009. Two other or our author-subsidized titles won the prestigious Montaigne Medal (Eric Hoffer Award) for “most thought-provoking book of the year” (2014 and 2016). In exchange for your provision of third-party funding, we offer royalties ranging from 50 to 70 percent of net sales revenue. Of course, all such titles must fit our list and meet the highest editorial standards. If you have a submission and are able to fund your project, we prefer that you begin by emailing a short query. Please be prepared to forward a formal book proposal.


Editorial department contact information:
Byron Belitsos, publisher and chief editor

Origin Press
PO Box 151117
Origin Press
San Rafael, CA 94915