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Heyday
PO Box 9145
Berkeley, CA 94709 

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1808 San Pablo Avenue, Suite A
Berkeley, CA 94702


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Heyday is an independent, nonprofit publisher with a focus on California and the American West. We publish nonfiction books that explore history, celebrate Native cultural renewal, fight injustice, and honor nature. Take a look at our list of books to learn more about our areas of interest.

If you think that Heyday would be an appropriate publisher for your manuscript, send us a query or proposal by email to editor (at) heydaybooks (dot) com (please include “Heyday” in your subject line, or your proposal may be discarded), or by post to Heyday, P.O. Box 9145, Berkeley, CA 94709 (please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your submission materials returned). Our preference during the COVID-19 pandemic is for email submissions, which we are checking more frequently than submissions by post. Please include the following:

  • A cover letter introducing yourself and your qualifications.
  • A brief description of your project.
  • An annotated table of contents and list of illustrations (if any).
  • Notes on the audiences you are trying to reach and why your book will appeal to them.
  • A list of comparable titles and a brief description of the ways your book adds to the existing literature.
  • Estimates of your book’s expected length and your timeline for completing the writing.
  • A sample chapter.

We will do our best to respond to your query within twelve weeks of receiving it. No follow-up calls, please.

FAQ
Do you publish books of fiction?

With occasional exceptions—particularly books that fit our Berkeley Roundhouse program—we do not publish fiction. In considering any Roundhouse submissions, we have a strong preference for Native voices.

Do you publish books of poetry?

No, we are not acquiring books of poetry at this time or for the foreseeable future.

Do you publish books of art and photography?

Heyday publishes some art and photography books that fit our mission. Because of high production and printing costs, publication requires outside funding, which the author is generally responsible for procuring. Please include information about funding sources and plans in your cover letter.

Do you publish children’s books?

Heyday occasionally publishes children’s books that fit our Berkeley Roundhouse program. Otherwise we are not currently acquiring children’s books outside of previously established series. In considering any Roundhouse submissions, we have a strong preference for Native voices.

Does my proposal need to be submitted by an agent?

We accept proposals from both agents and authors, and we do not give special preference to either.

Thank you for thinking of Heyday!

Heyday titles are distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West. Please contact your PGW/IPS sales representative for any questions or ordering information.

United States

Orders
Ingram Publisher Services
1 Ingram Boulevard, Mail Stop #512
La Vergne, TN 37086
Phone: (866) 400-5351
Email: ips@ingramcontent.com
EDI: Pubnet SAN number: 6318630

Returns
For Independent Bookstores, Higher Education, and Gift Account Inquiries:
Ingram Publisher Services
1210 Ingram Drive
Chambersburg, TN 17202

For all Other Accounts:
IPS/Jackson
193 Edwards Drive
Jackson, TN 38301

DO NOT SHIP TO SAN LEANDRO; this warehouse is now closed. Returns must include a packing list with full title and ISBN for each shipment.

Canada

Orders and Returns
Publishers Group Canada
c/o Raincoast Books
2440 Viking Way
Richmond, BC V6V 1N2
Phone: (800) 663-5714
Fax: (800) 565-3770
Email: customerservice@raincoast.com

News from Native California

Subscription and Newsstand Accounts:
P.O. Box 92707
Long Beach, CA 90809
Phone: (888) 881-5861
Email: nnc@pfsmag.com

Review Copies, Press Releases, Catalogs

If you are a book reviewer, radio or TV program director or producer, or event coordinator and would like to request a catalog, press release, or review copy of a book, please send a detailed email to publicity@heydaybooks.com. Be sure to include the following information:

  • Your name and title.
  • Your organization/publication.
  • Your mailing address.
  • Your e-mail address and/or phone number.
  • The words “CATALOG,” “PRESS RELEASE,” or “REVIEW COPY” in the subject heading with the title you are requesting, and whether or not bound galleys or uncorrected proofs are acceptable (in the event that bound books are not yet available).
  • A brief description of your organization, if you have never contacted us before. Sending us a recent sample issue of your publication is often very helpful (address to: Heyday, Attn:MEDIA/PUBLICITY,  PO Box 9145, Berkeley, CA 94709).

Interviews
To request an interview with an author, or with publisher Steve Wasserman, please email the request, including detailed contact information and the proposed venue and time, to publicity@heydaybooks.com.

Heyday publishes texts in a wide variety of academic fields, and our books are frequently adopted for use in college and university courses.

Desk and Review Copy Policies
If you have adopted a Heyday title for course use, please submit your request for a complimentary desk copy on your school letterhead or from your school’s email address. Include all relevant course information, including professor’s name, expected enrollment, course title, when the course will be taught, title of the book requested, whether the book will be a required text, and an address where the book should be sent. You may submit your request via email to publicity@heydaybooks.com from your school address; alternatively, you may mail your request to the following address:

Heyday
Attn: Text Adoptions
PO Box 9145
Berkeley, CA 94709

Hardcovers are not available for review copies.

Students with Disabilities
Heyday will provide books in alternative formats, if requested by an educational institution, to serve the needs of students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. We will fulfill requests to the best of our abilities, although not all books may be available in alternative formats. Please address inquiries to heyday@heydaybooks.com. You can also request a copy on Bookshare.

If you want to request permission to reprint or use text or images from our books, please click on the graphic below:

Development Manager

Join the staff of a nonprofit independent publisher during an exciting period of growth and with a fiftieth anniversary on the horizon. This is a rare opportunity to join Heyday’s committed staff of twelve to support the creation of soulful books with lasting cultural importance. You can help chart Heyday’s next fifty years by refining and building on our fundraising strategy.

About us: Heyday is an independent, nonprofit publisher founded in 1974 in Berkeley, California. Through twenty new books per year and a backlist of two hundred titles, we promote civic engagement and social justice, celebrate nature’s beauty, support California Indian cultural renewal, and explore the state’s rich history, culture, and influence.

About you: You are a self-directed, enthusiastic professional, ideally with experience working in fundraising. You are comfortable approaching program officers and people of capacity and inspiring them to donate. You are very organized and orient your efforts toward maximum effectiveness. You are a strong and persuasive writer, you love reading, and you have a personal stake in our mission and community. You are attracted to the friendly, passionate, and purpose-driven atmosphere of a scrappy nonprofit. You are Bay Area–based. We have flexibility about hours and in-office work, but we expect regular to periodic presence in our Berkeley office. Our staff is fully vaccinated.

About the position: This position is full-time and reports to the General Manager. There will be infrequent weekend and evening work around events. Health, dental, and vision benefits, along with access to a 401k included. Generous holiday, comp, and PTO policies. Salary range $60,000–$65,000, depending on experience. Starts immediately.

  • Stewards and tracks the organization’s fundraising activity, largely from individual contributions, events, grants, and board giving
  • Helps craft Heyday’s dynamic fundraising strategy and executes plans in close collaboration with the staff and the board of directors
  • Maintains existing foundation funding sources, keeping in touch with program officers, submitting grant applications, and following up with reporting; identifies and approaches foundations new to Heyday
  • Works with the Publisher and freelance event producers to plan one fundraising event per year (our much-loved Heyday Harvest) plus other smaller events
  • Supports the Publisher in his efforts to cultivate major donors
  • Works with the Roundhouse Director to support our California Indian publishing program
  • In collaboration with other staff, creates seasonal direct-mail appeals and email campaigns that inspire existing and prospective supporters
  • Periodically works with editorial staff and authors to secure funding for specific book projects
  • Processes gifts, generates acknowledgment letters, and maintains data and archives

Please send cover letters and résumés to jobs@heydaybooks.com. No phone calls, please. Heyday is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action against discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of our activities or operations.

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Sales Manager

Join the staff of a nonprofit independent publisher during an exciting period of growth and with a fiftieth anniversary on the horizon. This is a rare opportunity to join Heyday’s committed staff of twelve to publish, promote, and distribute soulful books with lasting cultural importance. You can help chart Heyday’s next fifty years by refining and building on our sales strategy.

About us: Heyday is an independent, nonprofit publisher founded in 1974 in Berkeley, California. Through twenty new books per year and a backlist of two hundred titles, we promote civic engagement and social justice, celebrate nature’s beauty, support California Indian cultural renewal, and explore the state’s rich history, culture, and influence.

About you: You are a self-directed and detail-oriented professional with publishing or bookselling experience. You are deeply familiar with books, especially trade nonfiction in our areas of focus. You are organized, technologically savvy (there are many portals and platforms to navigate), and data driven. Good with numbers and comfortable forecasting sales, you are also keen to analyze results to inform future decisions. You are a strong writer and a persuasive speaker; you are skilled at managing expectations. You have a personal stake in our mission and community, and you are attracted to the friendly, passionate, and purpose-driven atmosphere of a scrappy nonprofit. Experience with Acumen a plus. You are Bay Area–based. We have flexibility about hours and in-office work, but we expect regular presence in our Berkeley office. Our staff is fully vaccinated.

About the position: This position is full-time and reports to the General Manager. There will be some weekend and evening work around events. Health, dental, and vision benefits, along with access to a 401k included. Generous holiday, comp, and PTO policies. Salary range $60,000–$65,000, depending on experience. Starts immediately.

Sales (70%)

  • Work with our national distributor (Publishers Group West), our sales representatives, and booksellers nationwide to ensure Heyday books are well represented in the marketplace.
  • In conjunction with the publisher and editorial and marketing staff, present frontlist titles to sales representatives during presales meetings and sales conferences.
  • Coordinate ongoing flow of data and collateral needs between editorial/production staff and our distributor; populate and maintain title metadata.
  • Throughout publication process and beyond, liaise with authors about sales matters.
  • Build annual sales budget and create monthly goals; run monthly sales reports and report on progress at weekly staff meetings and quarterly board meetings.
  • Review new book proposals to assess salability and forecast projected sales; attend editorial meetings; consult with our distributor and booksellers as necessary.
  • Explore new sales channels, strategies, and opportunities.
  • Manage online storefront.
  • Manage author orders, select house accounts, and special sales.
  • Attend 5–7 conferences, festivals, and events annually to hand sell books at our booth or table.

Operations (30%)

  • Manage inventory, refreshing (via reprints) and reducing (via remainders, donations, and, if necessary, pulping) stock as demand waxes and wanes to maintain availability while keeping costs in check.
  • Closely monitor sales rates to determine the timing of reprints, conversions to print-on-demand, inventory write-offs, and when to declare titles out of print and initiate rights reversion protocols.
  • Create annual reprint schedule and budget; steward the reprint decision process, soliciting bids from production department, assessing profit margins, and forecasting payback periods.
  • Keep Berkeley office stocked.

Please send cover letters and résumés to jobs@heydaybooks.com. No phone calls, please. Heyday is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action against discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of our activities or operations.