Useful information for book proposal

The following information would be useful to receive with your submission:

Title Information

Subject discipline
Title if known (and subtitle, if any)

Primary Author Information (provide for any coauthors as well)

Position and affiliation
Curriculum vitae (provide for primary author; include brief bios for any coauthors or contributing authors)
Mailing address
Work phone


Product Information

Overview: Include a brief description of the publication’s objective and explain exactly what it will be about. How will your selection, organisation, or treatment of the subject encourage readers to buy the publication?
Table of contents: Include a table of contents indicating chapters and subdivisions within chapters
Sample chapter: If available, please include a sample chapter. If you have published other articles and books, attach a list of those materials.

Market Information

Primary market: Indicate the audience(s) for this material (e.g., academic/research, graduate students, professionals). Be as specific as possible. If the book is aimed at graduate students, indicate whether it is a primary or supplemental text.
Secondary market: List groups with an occasional need for this material.
Competition: List publications that compete with or are similar to the one you propose, describing their 
weaknesses and strengths and how your publication will be superior. Provide as much data on competitive products as possible (publisher, date written, price, page length etc.).

Manuscript Information

Books: How many words do you anticipate to fully cover your topic? How many pages of appendices?
Timetable: Please provide your best estimate for completing and delivering the final manuscript.