So, you want to be an author...

We are always looking for new talent to work with us to create the best and most appropriate materials for English language teachers all over the world.

The following is a list of items we would like to see at the time an idea is submitted for consideration for publication.

1. A complete proposed table of contents or scope and sequence chart
This can be:

  • A formal outline,
  • A scope and sequence grid, or
  • A list of part and unit titles with a paragraph describing proposed contents of each unit.

2. A description of the book
This is the most important part of the proposal. In it you are, in effect, "selling" your idea to the audience or the publisher, so it should have as much specific information as possible.

Please include:

  • The reason for writing the book (in other words, why do you think this book is necessary?)
  • A summary of the content. Include skill, level, topics, if appropriate.
  • Approximate length of the book (the number of printed pages).
  • Approximate number of illustrations or photographs.
  • A profile of the market. Please be as complete as possible. Include: the age and type of student who will benefit from your book; the kind of class (level and skill if appropriate) in which your book will be used, and the kind of programme.
  • A comparison of your book with the competition. Please select the best-selling books with which yours will compete and briefly compare each book with yours, naming strengths and weaknesses. (Why does your book need to be published in addition to the others?)
  • Approximate length of time you need to complete your manuscript.

3. A Sample Unit that is representative of the book

4. A copy of your current CV

To get started, contact us via the contact page on our site and we will direct you to the relevant contact.