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Scholarly Publishing Resources

Writing a Book Proposal

Sample Proposal Guidelines

Each publisher has guidelines on how a book proposal should be written and submitted. These guidelines can generally be located by going to the publisher website and clicking on the links pointing to information for authors. The links below are to proposal guidelines from a few major academic publishers.

Books in the Library on Writing Books

Negotiating Book Publishing Agreements

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