How to submit a book proposal
Preparing a proposal is the first important stage in developing your project. In order to ensure that Thieme can carefully assess the merits of your idea and arrive at a careful publishing decision, we recommend that your proposal include the following elements:
Prospectus1. The Market
2. The Competition
3. The Table of Contents and Organization
Preparing a table of contents and listing prospective authors will help you to refine plans for overall structure, and it will enable the publisher and reviewers to evaluate the organizational logic and pedagogic strategy.
4. The Format
Are there special considerations in development (e.g., market research, use of consultants), production, or marketing that we should take into account in evaluating your project?
Sample ChaptersAlthough the prospectus and annotated table of contents reveal the thinking behind your conception of the book, it is the draft chapters that demonstrate whether its potential will be realized. Please send sample chapters to the publisher, if available.
VitaPlease provide us with a copy of your curriculum vitae, including your teaching and research experience; degrees and affiliations; prior publications; special qualifications; awards. Please be sure to provide your mailing address, office hours, and telephone numbers as well as fax and email address.
Reviewer and Consultant SuggestionsYour recommendations of reviewers-authorities in the field, medical educators, practitioners, or specific topic experts-would be most welcome.
Return of proposal