Please provide a short (max 300 words) descriptive summary of the book, detailing its scope and content. Also include the total proposed word count, inclusive of notes.
Please set out the aims, objectives, themes and arguments of the proposed book. Clearly and succinctly explain why there is a need for the book and how it may complement, enhance, or add something new to the area of discussion. Outline the intended readership and briefly explain how the book targets them effectively.
Please provide a provisional table of contents listing the chapter titles and subheadings in order.
Please provide a brief description (up to 100 words) of each chapter. Give a short summary of the key topics and ideas presented in each chapter, as well as expected word count – if appropriate, include one or two references upon which the material is based. In the case of an edited collection, list the authors (or proposed authors) and describe how their component chapters retain consistency and complement one another for a coherent whole.
Please give details of all material you wish to use, both your own and the work of others. These might include use of a Table of Cases, Table of Legislation or Index. Ensure that any images are high-resolution and that you have permission to reuse the work of others and, where the use of copyright works is integral to your book, include copies of the agreed permissions requests.
List any research materials or resources available to you which could be used to enhance your book in the digital environment. These could include audio, visual, multimedia or interactive tools which are not intended to be embedded in the text of the final manuscript – such as a teaching or training resource. You must own the rights to any and all supplied content. We will consider the feasibility of using or linking to such material but do not guarantee that the supplementary material provided will be used or published.
List the key published books which share the topic of your proposal. List as many as you believe to be relevant. You may include reference to articles and resources if applicable. Please include full references and URLs / DOIs if the material is in digital format.
As appropriate, include other materials that can be put forward to illustrate the proposed approach or demonstrate the author's previous writing experience (e.g. draft chapters of the proposed book; list of articles or books written by the author on the same or a similar topic, blog posts, storyboards or demonstrators for pedagogical works). In the case of a PhD thesis we will also need to see a copy of your examiners’ reports. As applicable, please provide details of the funder(s) of the project and/or any publishing grants and any specific deadlines we should be aware of.
Please provide at least one but no more than three sample chapters of up to 10,000 words each. Ensure that the style is representative of the final work and the format is consistent. There is no need to submit the full manuscript at this stage. The manuscript sample chapter(s) should be saved as an MS Word document, rtf or PDF file, and supplied as an e-mail attachment. Please use a legible font (10pt or larger).