Textbook proposal tips: Read publishers’ author guidelines

TextbooksMost textbook publishers provide instruction on their website in the form of author guidelines for developing a book proposal that includes detailed information on how you can become an author for their company.

TAA has compiled this list of author guidelines for many of the major textbook publishers.

Delmar Cengage Learning
Publishes career, technical, and vocational textbooks, serving disciplines like Automotive and Trucking, Health & Nursing, Trade, and Paralegal.

Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt
Publishes Pre-K-12 educational materials.

Pearson Higher Education
Pearson Education: Addison Wesley | Benjamin Cummings
Prentice Hall

Publishes textbooks in the fields of Humanities & Social Sciences, Math & Science, and Professional & Career.

McGraw-Hill Education
Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
Publishes textbooks in the fields of Business, Economics & Computer Information Technology; Career Education; Education; Engineering/Computer Science; Humanities, Social Sciences, and World Languages; Science and Mathematics.

Wiley Global Education
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. College Division
Publishes textbooks and other educational materials in the fields of sciences, social sciences, engineering, mathematics, and accounting, with growing positions in business, education, and modern languages.

Flat World Knowledge
Publishes online textbooks in the fields of Business & Economics, Humanities & Social Sciences, Professionals & Applied Sciences, Mathematics, and Sciences.

F.A. Davis Publishing Company
Publishes print, mobile, and web resources in the fields of Nursing, Medicine, and Health Sciences.

Guilford Press
Publishes books, periodicals, software, and DVDs in mental health, education, geography, and the social and behavioral sciences.

Focus Publishing
Publishes textbooks in the following fields: Classics, Creative Arts Reference, Dance/Choreography, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Philosophy, Political Science. Portuguese, Russian, Science, Shakespeare, Spanish, and Theatre & Film.