The Prospectus is a document that outlines all the key points about your book proposal and is the most important part of your pitch. It should include:
- Introduction – A brief one page synopsis of the book.
- Structure – Draft table of contents. Include a brief chapter summary for each section. If the title is co-authored or has contributors then note which sections other authors have committed to supplying.
- Intended Audience – A profile of the types of people likely to buy the book. Quantify the audience sizes for each different reader type. Also identify any reader behaviours – i.e. is the book suited as a course work text book or more likely to be used for reference
- Selling Points – Outline why you think this book should be published. Explain the unique aspects of your proposal.
- Existing Titles – Reference other books that have already been published in this field and explain how your book differs.
- Book Details – Provide the following specifics about the book – expected word count, list any photos or diagrams, formatting requirements,
- Schedule – List your proposed schedule to complete the manuscript. Include specific tasks and milestones leading up to the manuscript completion.
- Current Curriculum Vitae - We require a curriculum vitae for yourself and any co-authors or other significant contributors.
If you have already started work on a manuscript then it would be advantageous to include sample chapters for your work.
All book proposals should be sent to us by mailing to the address shown below:
Book Proposals Red Squirrel Publishing Suite 235, 15 Ingestre Place London W1F 0DU
If you require your materials to be returned then please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.