and give a deadline for completion of the manuscript for submission. So, youve decided to develop your thesis for publication. You will engage with the press as a full-fledged professional who is confident in your abilities and excited to work with them on this next stage in your professional development. Have they expressed an interest in your field? The sad fact is that university presses are dropping like flies in this economic downturn, and can no longer publish small, obscure specialized monographs the way they used to when our disciplines were younger. Email is the best method of submission to ensure that your proposal is reviewed in a timely manner. The scope of the research is too narrow or too wide. Beware of stating that your work is interdisciplinary or appeals to loads of different groups publishers may decide that none of the disciplines will have sufficient interest in the publication. How is this book different from all other books? Opinions vary widely on what makes a good book proposal as a piece of writing, so I want to state at the outset that I am suggesting what worked for me and most of the colleagues and students with whom Ive worked closely in the.
To publish an article too or just start preparing a monograph proposal?
I have signed a contract with a publishing house for a monograph and now I need to make a plan how to write the manuscript.
I will write it along my other.
Full chapters should not be sent with the initial proposal, but if some have already been written, say so in your cover letter. And if your work spans several small markets, then you most definitely want to communicate that. Do not use the phrase: To Whom It May Concern: this indicates that you have not done your research properly. PhD2Published ) about the state of academic publishing and library acquisitions: Libraries have made deeper and deeper cuts in their budget for books to pay forbig journal packages. . Other things to include, alongside the proposal, provide a brief CV and either some sample material (such as a chapter or two) or a full manuscript.