Once you have decided on the kind of publication you would like to pursue you can download our proposal questionnaire on our website. The questionnaire can be downloaded as a Word document and can be filled in as a template as you focus your ideas. All proposals should cover five main points:
- What’s it about?
A description of the main themes and purpose of the book.
- What’s in it?
Please provide a draft contents list with chapter titles and a brief summary of what each chapter will contain. We realise this may well evolve as things develop!
- Who will read it?
Describe your typical reader and the market in which the book will sell. Outline the intended audience/level of readership for your book e.g. students, practitioners
- What’s it up against?
Make a list of any similar titles or resources which are out there; the current, forthcoming and out of print books which cover a similar topic.
- Why is it unique?
Describe the assets and features of this resource/book that will make different from the others and will appeal to readers? What is you aim or rationale for publishing this?
We realise that it can take time to finalise a proposal and so please do feel free to send us a draft version if you would like to. We’d be happy to provide guidance and advice in advance of sending this for review should this be helpful. A sample chapter can also help us understand the nature and tone of your work and so do feel free to submit one along with your proposal if you think this would be helpful.