Hi everybody! My name is Liz. I just finished up my manuscript for a self-help/motivation book that I am writing. I've done self-publishing in the past but it's my goal to get my books out into the mainstream. I told a friend of mine I finished my manuscript, and she told me she has some contacts at some pretty popular publishing houses. She sent the names over to me of some publicity directors at these publishing companies, that specialize in the exact genre I am writing for. I am so grateful for this! One of the companies, for example, does not require agented submissions. My question: Should I still submit my manuscript electronically at the email given on their website, and just mention the person's name? Or, should I send my manuscript directly to the publicity director that my friend knows, and mention my friend, and have them forward it to the submissions team? What should I say in the email? Thank you!!!!