Which publishers to approach? Talk to colleagues about their experiences Choose a publisher who peer reviews Choose more than one publisher Choose a publisher with a series or a list in your field. Who goes to conferences? Who has international outreach?
Preparing a book proposal Follow the guidelines on publishers’ websites Send in a completed, checked proposal Be aware of commercial considerations Be prepared to re-write your thesis
The book proposal – helpful hints Choose a good title and prepare a thorough synopsis of each chapter Be realistic about the delivery date Think about illustrations Don’t undersell yourself as an author Consider the audience for your book Ensure the proposal covers everything
The Decision-making process Your book may fit in a series The proposal is peer-reviewed What happens if the reviews are negative What happens if the reviews are positive
The Publishing contract Check clauses with the publishers Check the delivery date and conditions of delivery Check which rights you are transferring Is an e-book planned?
Preparing your final manuscript Do read the publisher’s guidelines in advance Clear all your copyright permissions Think about illustrations
Editorial processes Peer review of final text Marketing Editorial work Book published!
Conclusion Feel free to contact me with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org Or submit a proposal to Ashgate!