N.B. TLRP generic project work ended in September 2009. The below information is for reference only.
PROPOSAL FORM FOR PROSPECTIVE
Your answers to these questions
will help us to think about your book, and its market potential.
(Please continue your answers on a separate sheet where necessary.)
This document does not constitute an agreement to publish. Your
response will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Please email your response
and synopsis to email@example.com or mail it to Anna Clarkson,
Publisher, Routledge, 2 Park Square , Milton Park, Abingdon , OX14
ABOUT THE BOOK
Why do you think that there is a need for this book?
How long would it remain up-to-date?
Please provide a brief outline of the current context to your book,
explaining – if relevant - how and why recent changes may have taken
place to make your book more relevant now than ever before.
Please be aware that this
information is usually circulated internally to marketing and sales
colleagues who may have little experience of your specific field.
It’s therefore helpful if you could include here what you may consider
to be basic information.
a synopsis to this questionnaire, stating the mission and scope
of the book. This should include:
of the book and a statement of its aim.
a list of chapter
of each chapter
a sample chapter,
5. Please indicate the approximate
number of printed pages you envisage, (allowing 400 words per printed
page) and state the number of line illustrations, photographs, and
tables that would be included. State if (and why) colour would be
6. Please provide a soundbite
(around 300 words) about your book, which could be used on the jacket
of the book in order to draw the reader in.
7. Who is the readership
for this book, and what background do you expect them to have?
8. If you expect your book
to be recommended on university or college courses please provide
us with the following additional information:
the course titles an indication of the numbers in which they are run
a selection of the institutions which teach them at what level, for
eg: vocational/ GNVQ undergraduate/postgraduate/Continuing Professional
Development whether your book would be a textbook, essential or recommended
reading if possible, an idea of student numbers.
Evidence of a recent increase
in the number of courses and/or student numbers is also useful to
us, so do provide this if relevant.
9. Does your book have an
international appeal? If you think it does, please state why, and
in which countries.
10. At what price and in
what binding do you think the book should sell?
11. Are there special professional
groups, scholarly societies, or other organizations who would have
a particular interest in your book? Please list them.
11. Please attach a list
of competing books, including author(s)/editor(s), publisher, price,
and year of publication.
How will your
If you genuinely
feel that your book does not have any competition, please provide
us with information about comparable or similar titles in the field.
Please attach a brief Curriculum
Vitae to this questionnaire, listing previous publications if appropriate.
Please let us know if you
are writing from first-hand experience in research and teaching.
Please also provide your
full postal address, email address and a daytime telephone number.
14. Publication to an agreed
deadline is fundamental to good publishing. When would you expect
to be able to submit a complete manuscript? (Please be realistic.)
Can you suggest
three people from whom we might solicit, in confidence, a review
of this proposal. Please supply their names, addresses and email
addresses if possible. Please do not suggest anyone who is likely
to contribute to the proposed book, anyone who teaches at the same
institution as yourself or, if your proposal is based upon your
Ph.D. or other postgraduate dissertation, anyone involved in its
supervision or assessment.
It would also be helpful
if at least one of the suggested reviewers was based outside the
UK , particularly if your book is aimed at an international audience.
16. Please share any further
information you feel would be useful in supporting this proposal.