About Potomac Books
Potomac Books was founded in 1983 as part of Brassey's Ltd., a distinguished British publishing house dating back to the nineteenth century. We were acquired by American book distributor Books International in 1999 and are no longer connected to Brassey's Ltd.
Building on our strong roots in military history, we have expanded our editorial focus to include general history, world and national affairs, foreign policy, defense and national security, terrorism, intelligence, memoirs and biographies, and sports, with about fifty new titles being published annually. Our top titles include national bestseller Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror by Michael Scheuer; A Farewell to Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK's Assassination, and the Case That Should Have Changed History by bestselling author Joan Mellen; Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway by Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully, winner of the 2005 John Lyman Book Award for "Best Book in U.S. Naval History"; and the "Most Wanted™" series of trivia books on sports and pop culture topics.
Our offices and warehouse are in Dulles, Virginia, thirty miles outside of Washington, D.C. Potomac Books accepts book proposals from both agents and individual authors; For more information please see our submission guidelines.