Galilee offers authors sophisticated and global marketing and distribution alongside an attentive and personal editorial experience.

We work with our authors to create books, academic resources, online courses, and digital products that change lives, inspire generations, disrupt conventional thinking, and open new career paths, and we can’t wait for you to join our community.

From award-winning research to major reference works, our experienced team of editors, in Amsterdam, London, New York, Shanghai, Singapore and New Delhi will work closely with you on a plan tailored to suit your word. We offer authors sophisticated and global marketing and distribution alongside an attentive and personal editorial experience.

The What

What are you writing?

  1. Type of publication. What audience are you writing for? Will this be a reference book, or a textbook?
  2. Overview.This is where you explain the publication’s objective, and what it will be about. Think about:
    • What’s your vision? How will this book benefit the academic community you work in?
    • Why would someone buy this book? How your selection of topics or treatment of the subject will encourage readers to buy the publication.
    • What’s special about it? Think about what makes your book unique, its major themes and approach.
    • How will it make a difference? Explain the unmet needs in your discipline, and the challenges you’re trying to address.
  3. Table of contents. Include chapters and subdivisions within chapters, plus any special materials to be included in the appendices.
  4. Sample materials. If you’ve already produced a sample chapter, please include it. It will really help us to understand the proposed publication. If you have published other articles and books, please attach a list of those materials as well.
  5. If you are proposing a reference work, please also include details about the frequency of any planned updates

The Why

Why are you writing this? Who is this for?

  1. So that we can consider how best to position your book, it would be great to know a little about the market need. Why is there a need for your proposed publication? Have there been changes in your field to cause a need for it, or is there a gap in the existing literature that needs to be filled?
  2. Please also tell us about the primary market. Who needs your book? Indicate the audience(s) for this material (e.g. academic/research, graduate students, professionals). Be as specific as possible. If the book is aimed at graduate students, please indicate whether it is a primary or supplemental text.
  3. Any information about the secondary market should be included; this should be a list of groups with an occasional need for this material. Who might need your book?
  4. List in order of importance any professional societies or organizations that are likely to be part of the readership for your book.
  5. If you know of any similar publications to the one you propose, this is really helpful information for us. Think about their weaknesses and strengths, and how your publication stands out.

The How

How you’re planning to structure the manuscript

  • How many words do you anticipate to fully cover your topic? How many pages of appendixes?
  • Timetable: Evaluate how this project fits into your other professional commitments and give us your best estimate for completing and delivering the final manuscript and supporting materials (e.g. content for a website, permissions correspondence).

Once you’ve worked out the who, the what, the why and the how, it’s time to SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL:

Submit your book proposal

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Or working title in case the final title of the book is not yet determined.