HOW TO PREPARE A BOOK
CSAAR welcomes inquiries by potential
authors. We are particularly interested in book proposals
related to architecture and the built environment in
general. In preparing your proposal, bear in mind that The
CSAAR Press needs to know as much as possible about your
book including its scope, its intended audience, and how we
can promote the book to that audience.
To prepare a book proposal, please adhere to
the following format:
I. TITLE PAGE
Proposed Title of Book, Author(s) or
Editor(s) (Include addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail
Brief description: present rationale
for book, background information, objectives of book.
Outstanding Features: list briefly
what you consider to be the outstanding or unique features
of the work.
Highlight organization of book. Attach as
"Appendix A" a detailed content outline of book, including
chapter titles and contributing authors (where appropriate).
Also, include 1-2 sample chapters as part of this Appendix.
This enables the reviewers to understand the structure and
content of the manuscript. Ideally, about one-fourth of the
work should be submitted, but the chapters need not be in
IV. OPERATIONAL PLAN
Indicate time schedule for completion of
manuscript. If an edited book, also indicate method(s) of
soliciting chapter contributors, and procedures for
reviewing chapter contributions.
What is the planned length of the book (single-spaced typed
What portion of the material is now complete?
When do you expect to have your manuscript completed
How many and what figures (drawings, ../images, charts, etc.)
do you plan to include?
V. TARGET AUDIENCE
Identify intended audiences (for whom is the
book intended; the lay public, professionals, students,
etc.) and whether the book is appropriate for international
markets, and, if a textbook, the instructional level (e.g.
upper division undergraduate level) in which course
adoptions are expected.
Consider the existing books in this field
and discuss their strengths and weaknesses. Discuss
uniqueness of your book and describe how your book will be
similar to, as well as different from, existing books in
style, topical coverage and depth. Please mention all
pertinent titles, even if they compete only with a part of
your book. This material is written for reviewers and not
for publication, so please be as frank as possible.
VII. AUTHOR(S) OR EDITOR(S)
Summarize your education, publication and
professional experiences that facilitate the preparation of
the book. Attach as "Appendix B" all relevant vitae.
Note: Sections II through VII should
not exceed a total of five (5) pages, excluding
Please sent your proposal to
Good luck, and we look forward to receiving your proposal.