Preparing your proposal

Book Proposal

We are pleased to evaluate proposals for books and book series within the subject areas that we are actively developing.

Preparing your proposal

We have put together guidelines to help you prepare your book or series proposal. Some series have slightly different proposal guidelines, so do check the series page first if you are proposing a book for an existing series.

Proposal guidelines

Submitting your book proposal

To submit, email your proposal together with your sample material as Word documents to the commissioning editor for your subject. Your commissioning editor will read your proposal and decide whether it fits within the scope of our publishing. If it does, they will let you know that we’d like to take your proposal forward and offer initial suggestions on how to strengthen your proposal before sending it out for academic peer review.

We ask for sole consideration of your project while it is under review.

The next step

Once you have received feedback from your commissioning editor, your proposal and supporting materials will be sent out for review.