Guide for Authors:
We need the following information when considering a new book:
FICTION AND POETRY TITLES
Please submit a complete manuscript, detailed synopsis of the book and chapter outline if applicable, as well as a biographical note that details in particular any publishing experience. We require a hard copy sent to our offices, as well as an electronic version forwarded to <email@example.com>.
1) Synopsis (provide brief description of the objectives and include the following):
What is the aim of the book? What material does it cover? Provide a brief (three to five pages) synopsis of the contents.
What is the target market and audience? For whom is the book intended? Why do they need to by your book?
Is the book intended as a main text or supplementary reading in an university course? For what courses might the book be recommended?
Address the competition. List the titles of books in direct competition with your book (along with author, publisher and year of publication) and explain how your book compares or fills a vacant niche in the market.
What is the tentative title of the book?
Please provide a table of contents and a chapter-by-chapter outline of the book.
What is the total length of the book?
List any special considerations for book size, format, design or layout, accompanying illustrations.
3) Author information:
Please provide all your contact information (complete mailing address, telephone number, fax number and email).
Provide a biographical note as well as a list of any other publications. Explain why you as an author are uniquely qualified to write this book. Include relevant experience and credentials as well as any supporting professional expertise and/or publishing credits.
Names and addresses of two to three people who would be qualified to comment on the manuscript.
(applicable only to academic texts)
Is the manuscript completed? If not, please estimate how much time you will need to complete the manuscript.
6) Supporting material:
Do you have any supporting material that would provide an indication of the book's quality?
Please include four or five sample chapters with your proposal.