SUBMITTING A BOOK PROPOSAL
Solano Press also welcomes proposals for books at any stage of development. Please submit a proposal that contains:
- A brief summary (not to exceed two pages) that describes
in narrative form the essence of the book you propose. The summary
should describe the book’s overall character and the topics
it will cover, as well as why you think the book is needed and
how it might be useful. Please also include an estimate of the
time you will need to finish a first draft of the manuscript.
- A table of contents or outline that explains the content
and organization of the book. Please include a brief summary of
each chapter’s content, in either paragraph or outline form.
The table of contents/outline may be considered preliminary and
subject to revision as the project proceeds.
- A market assessment that describes the market for the
book. Topics covered should include:
- The book’s intended readers. Please describe
as specifically as possible the types of practitioners your
book will address (e.g., city planners, attorneys), their areas
of specialty (e.g., land use planning, wetlands regulation),
and where they might work (e.g., local government agencies,
consulting firms, law firms). If your book might also have
a student market, please indicate the types of courses for
which the book might serve as a text. Please also specify any
groups or associations that might be interested in your book,
along with possibilities for bulk sales through these organizations
(e.g., at conferences).
- Other related books, and how your book will differ. Please
provide the title, author, publisher, and publication date
of any related books, and indicate how your book would differ
in content, organization, or readership. Please consult the
Solano Press website to be sure that you are not duplicating
topics already addressed in Solano Press publications.
- Resumes for the author(s). If your book will have multiple
authors, please include a resume for each author. Each resume should
be no more than two pages long. If each chapter of your book will
have a different author, please include, at minimum, the full names,
titles, and affiliations of the chapter authors.
Please send your proposal to:
Natalie Macris, Acquisitions Editor
Solano Press Books
PO Box 773, Point Arena
or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about the proposal process, please feel free to contact Ms. Macris via e-mail, or call her at 415-837-5948.