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The following information is provided as a suggested checklist of information that would assist the IEEE Press in accurately considering and handling your proposed book idea. Please provide as much detail as possible.

Completed forms, as well as any questions about either the form or the process, should be directed to: 

Mary Hatcher
Scientific, Technical & Medical Division
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
111 River Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774
phone: +1 201 748 6903


IEEE Press proposal guidelines

1. Contact Information
(Please include any co-authors/editors) Name, address, affiliation, phone number, fax number, e-mail address

2. Book Title
(Add subtitle if applicable)

3. Type of Book (choose one):

________   Edited volume (multiple contributors writing individual chapters, with the overall effort coordinated by the person[s] submitting this proposal)

________   Authored book (a single author or small team of authors collaborating on a book of original material)

________   Textbook (an authored book intended to be used primarily as the main study material in an undergraduate- or graduate-level university course)

________  Other (please explain below)

3. Rationale
For whom is the book being written and why is it needed (one or two paragraphs)?

4. Subject
Describe your book's topic and coverage in commonly understood language; please avoid technical jargon. Please provide a general overview and a detailed rundown of the subjects treated in your book. Does your book have any outstanding features that competing books may not have? Also, describe the utility of your book to the reader.

5. Intended Audience
Who specifically do you think will need and buy this book? How many such individuals do you think there are? Why? For which professional group(s) is the book primarily written? Please identify the profession or industry, relevant job titles, and how the book will be used. List in order which IEEE Societies (if you know them) are the best potential buyers of your book. What key meetings or conferences would most welcome your book? Are there any non-IEEE organizations that would benefit? What trade, business, or professional journals or magazines are most related to your book's subject? Does your book have classroom adoption possibilities? If so, would you consider it: introductory textbook; advance undergraduate textbook; graduate textbook' continuing education textbook; or supplemental reading? Please identify the course titles in which your book could be used.

6. Competition
List non-IEEE books similar to yours in the professional/reference field. Provide author, title, and publisher if known. How does your book compare? In what ways is it superior? Please be aware that existing books are used to measure the market for your book.

7. Series
Many of our books are part of a series on related subjects. Please review the list of our current book series and check any that this book might be appropriate for.

8. Format
The number of pages estimated for the final version, expressed either as double-spaced manuscript pages or printed final book pages (please specify)—please be as accurate as possible. How many total illustrations will there be in your manuscript? How many are computer-generated? Line drawings? Photos? How many of the illustrations will be in production-ready condition (perfect and ready to shoot or import)? How many will need help in rendering to improve them for publication? What software program will you use to prepare your manuscript? Please specify version number and platform to be used for text and art files. What is your realistic estimate of time needed for the completion of your manuscript? At what stage of writing are you now?

9. Supplemental files
Will your book be accompanied by supplementary material? A solutions manual? Additional files (e.g., MATLAB) that could be posted at the IEEE Press Web site?

10. Reviewers
Who could you recommend who is respected in the field covered by the book who might review it in the proposal and manuscript stages? Please provide their full names and addresses, including e-mail addresses and phone/fax numbers. Please provide 510 potential reviewers.

11. Biographical Data
Just as the information about your book is important, so is information about yourself. Please enclose your full curriculum vitae (and those of your co-authors/editors). It should include your current professional position, past experience, teaching and/or speaking experience, educational background, previous publications, memberships, awards, and any other information pertinent to the proposed book.

12. Sample Material
Please provide a detailed table of contents or outline that identifies the chapter titles and major subheadings within those chapters and a brief paragraph outlining the chapters' contents. Providing sample chapters will enable us and the reviewers to determine your grasp of the material, the subject, and writing style. Please include one or two chapters, preferably from the "heart" of the book, that you feel best represent the scope and approach of your work.


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