We publish in a broad range of subject areas for a variety of markets, consisting of college students, scholars, professionals, libraries, and general readers. The following represents a general set of guidelines for submitting proposals and manuscripts:
1. Prior to sending the complete manuscript, send a detailed proposal describing the scope, content, length, and the primary as well as secondary markets for the book. If the book has the potential for derivative products such as AV materials, CD-ROMs, workbooks, manuals or other sidelines, how this may be accomplished should be described in the proposal.
2. For textbook proposals, include the typical course profile and data ( the number of US colleges offering such courses, course levels, frequency, average enrollments, whether such courses are required or electives and whether the work being submitted is intended to be a required text or a supplementary text ).
3. Include all available information regarding the competition for the book, i.e., other similar works currently on the market and aspects of this work that set it apart.
4. Include a chapter-by-chapter outline, including the back matter such as appendices, bibliographies and the like. If there are illustrations, describe their nature and extent. Also indicate who might be willing to read the work and provide Forewords and/or endorsements.
5. Include a resume with special emphasis on prior publications, if any. If possible, the sales data of prior publications should also be included.
6. Direct the material to the Editor-in-Chief. The material cannot be returned and will be acknowledged only if we are further interested.
7. Complete manuscripts ( duplicate hard copies only ) should only be sent upon our request. Unsolicited manuscripts, though acceptable, are not encouraged. In either case, they cannot be returned and will be disposed of upon evaluation if we are not further interested.
8. Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, submission in digital format would be required for composition purposes. The inability of the author to provide the entire manuscript in digital format may result in a cancellation of the publication agreement.
It is strongly advised that as the manuscript is being developed, for correct punctuation, capitalization, organization of material, usage and the like, the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style (University of Chicago Press) be followed closely. This will avoid undue copy-editing expenses later.