Thank you for your interest in Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
The best way to submit a project to our company is to simply send an
email message to our company president, William A. Bay, firstname.lastname@example.org. In your message, please describe the nature of your
project and what makes it unique, and add a few details about your musical
experience. This is all you need to submit to get a first opinion. If Mr. Bay
is interested, he will request further details. In any case, you will get a
quick and courteous response.
Keep in mind that our main thrust as music publishers has been in the
realm of instrumental method books and thematically or historically-related
solo anthologies. As a rule, we do not publish copyrighted popular tunes, but focus
on public domain melodies or material original to our authors. The minimum page
length for a Mel Bay book is 24 pages up to a maximum of about 100 pages in
increments of 4, including: Title Page, Table of Contents, Introduction, and
About the Author. We do not print text in color; only in black and white.
To avoid duplicating
contents of books already in print, it would make sense to check our website, www.melbay.com, to see what Mel Bay
already publishes for your instrument.