Although we do accept unsolicited manuscripts for publication, we prefer working with sample chapters, summaries, and so on. Please submit the following if you are proposing a new book: Introduction for, and summary of, the work. We recommend that this be no longer than 1,000-1,500 words, but are happy to receive longer introductions and summaries where you judge this to be appropriate. A sample chapter. In the case of collections of essays where it is not possible to provide an introduction, or where a sample chapter is not yet available, some other published works of medium-sized article-length should be submitted. This work should, if at all possible, be on the same subject as the proposed book. A survey of other works in the field which might compete with the proposed one, and a brief argument demonstrating why the proposed work will, despite competition, be of value to libraries and scholars. A survey of the market for the book. Who will read it, and why they will want to buy it. The approximate length of the book, including all end-matter such as appendixes, bibliographies, and indexes. The number of photographs that are required. We include photographs only where they are absolutely necessary. Photographs raise the costs of production, and therefore the price that we are able to offer, and make the book less available.
Please note that we no longer offer the option of submitting proposals by online form, but we prefer receiving proposals by email.
Proposals will only be returned if a return is explicitly requested on the cover letter and if either a self-addressed, stamped envelope, or payment for the postage of returns is made. All other proposals will be discarded after being processed.
We ordinarily take between 1-2 months to respond to proposals. If your proposal has not been considered in this time, please write to request information about its status.