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How to submit a book/series proposal
Key considerations for proposing authors/editors
- What is your rationale for publication?
- Is there a gap in the current book/series market?
- Will the publication have international applicability and reach?
- What is the proposed editorial scope and coverage of the book/series?
- What are the key themes that the book/series will cover?
- What will make it stand out from the competition?
- What are the proposed book/series' unique selling points?
- If you are proposing an edited book or series, how will you attract submissions to the proposed publication?
- Who will be the book/series' target audience, both in terms of authors and users?
- What is the composition of the research field, in terms of number of researchers and geography?
- Where and how can the book/series be effectively promoted?
- Are there any conferences it could be promoted at?
- Where is the research taking place?
- How will the book/ series position itself amongst the competition?
- What are its unique selling points?
Please submit your proposal using the following documents:
For more detailed information on writing a book proposal, visit our "How to... write a book proposal" guide.
When you have completed the form, please send it to us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
What will happen to your proposal once submitted?
Your proposal will be fully researched against market needs, demand and competition; evaluated internally alongside Emerald's publishing plan and strategy; and by external experts in the given field. This process can take anything from three to six months. Once completed, a decision will be made whether to commission your work for publication.