Academic Book Proposal SampleExample of an academic book proposal
The founder Harry Bingham sold his This Little Britain on the back of such a proposal.
If you should submit academic book proposals to the university press
Whenever there is a very confusing issue about which I was most often asked, it is: When should I send my academic book proposal to the academic press? This is the response that was given to me several times when I wanted to release my first book, and which I am now giving routinely:
I stumbled upon one thing in particular when I published my book. At which point in the printing press business book agreements were awarded I didn't quite comprehend. Publishers ask writers to send in one or two sample sections with their proposals. For example, the writers sometimes believe that a succesful application (with one or two example chapters) can lead to a book-agreement.
As a rule, this is not the case, especially with first-timers. Publishers at universities seldom sign preliminary agreements with first-timers. In order to obtain an academic book agreement, your whole script must be reviewed positively. In order to comprehend why you should be waiting, you need to comprehend how college press places book orders.
If the editors vote for the book as a book design assignment, a college media company will sign a book deed. It will support its case with the academic book proposal, the full script, the 2-3 (or more) review of the script and the author's writing reply to the review, as it will review its definitive script to take account of the reviewers' concern.
So to get a book deal, you must have handed in a full script that has got 2-3+ cheap book ratings. In order to get 2-3+ cheap bookmarks, your entire script must be in good condition. In order to have your script sent for review, the media must have asked for it on the basis of a powerful academic book proposal.
So what does that mean about the proposal timing? If a book proposal is really the first thing I should do as soon as possible and make a proposal to get the work underway. This can, however, lead to a considerable delay between stages 4 and 3, according to when your script is in use.
You' re not really winning anything by tabling an academic book proposal before your whole script is willing to go to your peers. If your journalist has to await the book manuscripts for more than 3 to 6 month, her interest in the work may wan. In the meantime, the publisher to whom you suggested your book may be leaving the media.
It is possible that you find that your book has changed considerably and the book proposal you have entered no longer corresponds to your work. In your request and letter you can state that the book script is completed. The other things are all the same, the acquisition writers at the universities see these suggestions more favourably, because they can now react to them.
Understand that your academic book proposal correctly reproduces the complete edited script that is sent to the reviewer and submitted to the editors. Not much is gained by the early preparation and submission of suggestions to college publishers. It is unlikely in this publisher environment that first-time publishers who wish to work with a college newspaper will receive a preliminary agreement solely on the basis of a proposal.
Whilst the submission of the application long before your script is finished may not interfere with your capacity to successfully obtain an academic book deal, the possible drawbacks and the absence of real advantages in doing so seem to make the wait a more natural option. Do you have any suggestions but are you reconsidering your decisions?
Or do you know someone who is working on a book proposal in the arts or will soon be?