Publish with us
TERI Press is always keen to work and discuss probable publishing projects with potential authors and editors. If you have a book idea or manuscript that you think may be suitable for publishing with us, then please fill and submit the Manuscript Information Form, providing as much detail as possible. This will help our editors, reviewers, and marketing and sales team in deciding the publication's commercial viability and readership as per the following criteria:
- Provisional title
- Names of authors/editors/contributors
- Contact details (including telephone number, fax, and email)
- Qualifications and career(s) to date (attach current CV if available)
- List of previous publications
- Has the research and/or writing been supported by any outside or institutional body? If so, please describe the body and its role in the project.
- Who is the copyright holder of the material?
Description and content
- Provide a description of the book and a 100-word synopsis Tell us how you would characterize the content of your book, for example, does the book extend our theoretical understanding of a topic; provide policy analysis; provide how-to or practical advice for professionals; or is it a synthesis of an existing material or an original work?
- Why is the subject of your book important?
- Submit a draft table of contents
- Submit chapter summaries separate from the table of contents and, if appropriate, authorship
- Submit sample chapters (if available) and/or the introduction (the more material you can send the better)
- Has any or all of the work been published before, such as in a journal or conference proceeding? If so, please give details
Subject category and classification
- List the main topics in your book.
- What professional/academic categories or subjects best describe it, for example, economics, natural resource management, business, environmental science, architecture, information and communication technology, or development
- Would you classify the book as a textbook, monograph, edited collection, reference work (that is, a dictionary or directory), report, handbook, manual or field guide, or other?)
What level(s) of readership is the book directed at, for example, undergraduate, post-graduate, academic, professional, or policy-maker?
Describe why the book is needed, that is, what gap it addresses in the literature and market, and how it addresses this need
List competing titles already available and how they relate to your book, and explain how your book will be different in theoretical approach, method, structure, and content
Collected or edited works
If a collected or multi-authored edited work, describe the contribution that the editor(s) will make to unifying the material, drawing out themes, and adding value through the introduction and conclusion as well as the general editorial process
What is the geographic appeal of the book? Is the content, such as case studies, drawn primarily from one geographic area of the world? How might this affect the international appeal of the book and what can be done to ensure the broadest possible readership?
Form and shelf life
Explain why the material is best suited to a book form rather than another form of media such as a journal paper, magazine article, or delivery via the web
What is the shelf life of the book?
Have peers/external examiners reviewed the proposal/manuscript? If so please supply copies of such reviews if available and briefly describe the review process
Please supply the names, positions, and contact details for three people with the expertise to read and comment on your proposal.
Have you submitted the book to any other publishers? If so, please list the names of the same.
- Provide an approximate word count or estimate of the complete text including all references, annexes, and the bibliography.
- Will your book have any of the following: foreword, preface, references, footnotes/endnotes, bibliography, glossary, annexe(s), reading list, other? If so, briefly describe this material.
- Describe the number and types of illustrations (for example, photographs, line drawings/figures, maps/floor plans, tables, graphs, and flow charts) and mathematical formulae.
- Do any of the above need to be printed in colour?
- Provide a time schedule for completion and submission of the final manuscript and details of any deadlines we should be aware of, for example, an impending conference, meeting, or book launch.
- Does your book have any special design/printing specifications (size, binding, inclusion of a CD-ROM, etc.)? If so, please describe the same.
- In what form will you be able to supply the final manuscript, for example, as standard Word files?
Readers and markets
As the author/editor, you have valuable insight into the readership and markets for your book. Please provide as much qualitative and quantitative detail as possible about the prospective primary and secondary markets for your book.
- Describe the professional/commercial sectors the book will appeal to, for example, energy, environment, information and communication technology, park/natural resource management, law, mining, engineering, town planning, architecture, forestry, etc.
- Describe and quantify by geographic territory (if possible) the professional audiences for the book (please supply job titles, for example, architects, urban planners, natural resource economists, microbiologists, foresters, development practitioners, etc.)
In what discipline(s) and at what level (undergraduate, post-graduate, or scholarly) would the book be compulsory or recommended/supplementary reading?
Please list and quantify by geographic territories (if possible) any specific academic courses or programmes to which the book might be relevant.
Professional/commercial sectors to which the book will appeal (as above)
Professional audiences (as above)
List any other academic programmes or courses to which the book might be relevant
List any other potential readers for the book
Describe and quantify the potential marketing channels to the primary and secondary markets identified above, including details of any special access that you have to the following.
- Mailing/e-mail lists of membership organizations, professional/trade associations, NGOs, IGOs, civil society organizations, etc., through which the book could be marketed
- Websites of the above
- Relevant forthcoming conferences, trade shows, meetings, etc., at which the book could be promoted and marketed
- Other possible channels
How can you help promote and market the book, for example, attend conferences, meetings, write articles, etc.?
Where do you think the book might be reviewed? Please list main media, trade publications, academic and professional journals, newsletters, websites, etc., in the relevant fields or sectors, likely to review the book.
Describe any special access that you may have to review media
Is there any institutional support available for discounted bulk purchase of the book?
Are there any other prospects for discounted bulk orders for the book?
Is there any institutional assistance available for marketing the book?
In your view what might be an acceptable price range for a paperback and/or hardback edition of the book?
What is the price ceiling for the book?
Who might be able to provide an endorsement of the book for use on the cover and marketing material? Are you in personal contact with potential endorsers?
Please include any further relevant information.
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