We welcome new authors and new ideas particularly for IS courses that are under-served, emergent or lack a defining or innovative text.  To get started, please draft a textbook proposal that includes the following information:

  • Book title and subtitle, if any.
  • Target course: identify the title, level, and any prerequisites and provide a brief description such as might appear in a course catalog.
  • Key challenges for students and professors in this course.
  • List of top books currently available for this course, what people like about each, and how your proposed book advances on them. This is essential to the proposal phase and becomes important to development and marketing too. Please, do not scrimp on this section.
  • Your approach and how it will help address the key challenges in the course. Include a brief statement of the overarching vision for the book. Describe any key differentiating features of your approach such as distinctive pedagogical factors, innovative chapter design features, or unique instructor resources.
  • Brief table of contents providing a high level overview of the topics covered.
  • Expanded table of contents with a short description or a list of topics to be covered in each chapter.
  • Brief bio for each author focusing on how your experience relates to the book topic, especially teaching experience.
  • A draft of a chapter other than Chapter 1 that illustrates your approach. If you wish to send Chapter 1 in addition to another chapter that is okay.

To submit a proposal or to discuss project ideas and the publishing process, send a message to Beth@ProspectPressVT.com.

The following video describes successful strategies for writing a textbook. We highly recommend you view it to learn the importance of the information listed on the left and to hear how to best engage Prospect Press to assure a smooth process.