New Quarterly eNewsletter from Fire Engineering Books & Videos
View Online | 11.2.20

You talked. We listened. Many of you ask for periodic updates on what new titles are in the works, who has the bestsellers, which staff members do what functions, where to send new proposals, how to market your books, and so on. So here are your answers, all in this concise, easy-to-read quarterly eNewsletter. Whether you are a current author, a future author, a reseller, or a reader or viewer of Fire Engineering Books & Videos, you will find this information of interest. And if you want to contribute to future eNewsletters, e-mail your items to [email protected].


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Diane Rothschild, executive editor and conference director at Clarion Events, recently sat down with Chris Barton from Fire Engineering Books & Videos to get to know him better. Here is their conversation:

DR: What is your current title?
CB: Development Editor

DR: How long have you worked for PennWell and now Clarion?
CB: Since June 2017.

DR: In what positions?
CB: I began editing manuscripts and now organize, develop, and present new titles; produce book covers; and conduct evaluations on manuscripts, independent reviews, and new book proposals.

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BOOK PROPOSALS – Here’s how you can submit yours!

People often ask, what is the process for submitting a book proposal? Follow these simple steps, outlined below.

Please include the following in electronic format:

  • Your project outline or table of contents.
  • A sample chapter or if not available, another writing sample related to your topic.
  • Your current professional resume, including past publications and speaking events.

Click here for additional details and to submit your proposal!


#1 Bestselling book (by revenue) for the year:
Top 5 Bestsellers (by quantity sold):

Pass It On 3 by Billy Goldfeder & Friends

Step Up and Lead by Frank Viscuso

From Buddy to Boss, 2nd Ed. by Chase Sargent

Fire Officer’s Handbook of Tactics, 5th Ed. by John Norman

Pass It On Bundle by Billy Goldfeder



From EMS by Fire: The Making of a Fire Medic, by Michael Morse

A guy with two bullets in his head is still breathing, fighting, and dying. . . .

We did our thing and got him to the trauma room. He is still alive, but just barely. Days later the patient’s sister, a nurse I work with at the ER we transported him to, thanks us for a job well done and tells me her brother is still alive, still fighting.

That feeling never goes away.

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