Book Guidelines (All books are published FREE of charge and each book is assigned an ISBN)
Send an email to [email protected] & [email protected] with the details of your proposed book according to the guidelines given below. Hard copies of published E-Books will only be provided upon request and payment by the author (for details please send an email). All published E-Books will be accessible only through the subscription to our E-Library and “HATASO - S2SynergyGlobal” will have the copyright for all the E-Books published by us.
ALL AUTHORS WILL BE PAID AN YEARLY ROYALTY AMOUNT FOR THEIR BOOKS INCLUDED IN OUR E-LIBRARY. NO PROCESSING CHARGE IS THERE FOR PUBLICATION OF A BOOK. AUTHORS SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR BOOK PROPOSAL DRAFT AS A MICROSOFT WORD FILE USING TIMES NEW ROMAN, 12 FONT SIZE, WITH DOUBLE LINE SPACING.
Types of book that we publish
“HATASO - S2SynergyGlobal” publishes monographs, edited books, textbooks, and reference books.There are NO page/word limits for any type of book.
- Written for academics and researchers in the field.
- Based on original scholarly research that makes a notable contribution to the subject.
We will only consider monographs based on PhD theses where:
- The author has a journal publication track record and shows exceptional academic promise.
- The work has been appropriately revised as a book and will appeal to academics and researchers working in the field.
Edited collection of chapters (Edited book)
- Each chapter must speak to the key themes of the volume.
- Includes an introduction by the editors that defines the scope of the collection.
- We also publish conference proceedings.
- Designed as the main course text on a recognized course taught at a range of institutions.
- Aimed at students with little or no prior knowledge of the subject.
- Introduces or synthesizes (and may also intervene in) the subject.
- Textbooks have an extra review stage where the proposal is sent out to a number of lecturers currently teaching the subject, to provide feedback on whether it is suitable for course use.
- Written for students and researchers at all levels.
- A dictionary, companion or encyclopedia.
- Collects together, summarizes, defines or significantly adds to scholarship on a focused area of study.
Guidelines for preparing a Book Proposal
Please save your book proposal as a Word document and include the following information. This will help us to review your proposal and reply to you promptly.
- A good title is vital for the marketing of your book.
- The main title should be short and clear, and communicate what your book is about.
- Subtitles can add more information.
- Include keywords in your title and subtitle to help readers to discover your book – think about the words people might use in search engines like Google to find your book.
- Your name, affiliation and brief biography, together with the names, affiliations and brief biography of anyone else who is an author, editor or translator of the book.
- Summarize your book in 10–15 words.
- Don’t repeat the title or subtitle.
- You can use a statement or a question.
- If you are using a statement, use the active voice: for example, ‘studies’ rather than ‘a study of’.
- Statement using active voice: Studies the transformation of Russian domestic politics and foreign policy under Vladimir Putin
- Question: What is the logical relationship between modern law and power?
- One paragraph – around 150 words – describing the main purpose of your book: what it is about, why it is important and how it will benefit the reader.
- Use plain English and avoid clichés and overused words (e.g. accessible, comprehensive, path-breaking, original, novel, innovative and groundbreaking). Instead, show how your book is new and exciting through your description of the content.
Key features and benefits
- A brief bullet-pointed list of the distinctive qualities and benefits of your book.
- Be precise and give examples: what are the case studies about? Which primary sources does it draw on? Who does it engage with? If it is interdisciplinary, which disciplines does it bring together?
- Each key feature should be one statement.
- ‘Discusses cases from Australia, Belgium, Great Britain, Canada, Québec, Spain, Catalonia, Québec and several Latin American cases’
- ‘Provocatively rereads the history of continental philosophy after World War II’
- ‘Based on primary sources including newly discovered records from the Court of Session’
- ‘Brings together leading researchers from a range of disciplinary areas – literary criticism, history, law and philosophy’
- A list of around 6 keywords that cover the central ideas of your book.
- Think about what people might type into a search engine if they wanted to find out about the subject of your book.
- Try to find a balance: not too general but not too specific.
- Do include the keywords from your title and subtitle.
- These keywords help our marketing team to classify your book for bookshops and libraries, and will also form a list of clickable keywords on our website that connect books on similar subjects.
Sample keyword lists:
- Virginia Woolf; women’s history; 20th-century politics; social class; gender studies
- Scottish Enlightenment; David Hume; Commercial Society; Adam Smith; Adam Ferguson
Short synopsis of the aims, scope, argument and approach of the book
- Which subject area or areas does your book fit into?
- How will you approach and present the topics?
- How will your book be structured?
- Which themes, concepts and ideas do you develop?
- How deep is the coverage? Is it an overview or an in-depth study?
- What will be included and what will be left out, and why?
The table of contents
- Make sure that all chapter titles have keywords that describe the chapter, so that the chapter title stands alone without needing any more information to say what it is about.
- The estimated word count for each chapter.
Category of book and readership level
What type of book are you proposing?
- Edited collection
- Reference work
What level of reader is your book suitable for?
- 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students
- Upper-level undergraduate students
- Postgraduate students
- Academics, scholars and researchers
Special requirements for textbooks
For textbooks, include information about the courses that might adopt the book as a primary course
- Course Title
- Course Level
- Include any preface, acknowledgements, notes, bibliography and appendices.
- Do not include the index.
Deadline date for delivery of complete typescript
- Indicate when you confidently expect to deliver your completed, final manuscript.
- Writing often takes longer than our authors expect – please be realistic with your estimate!
- Supply a sample chapter or other published material related to your proposed book.
- A sample chapter is required if this is your first authored book.
- Samples should be supplied as Word documents.
- A list of relevant publications.
- Your full postal address.
- Contact telephone numbers.
- Your email address.
- List 5 specialist readers (potential reviewers) whom it would be appropriate for us to approach for an academic opinion about your proposal.
- Include names, institutions and email addresses.
- Do not include colleagues from your institution, your PhD supervisor or examiners.
Edited collections – special requirements
- Names and affiliations of suggested contributors.
- Whether the contributors have agreed to contribute.
- Title, synopsis and word count for each proposed chapter.
- The quality control and editing procedures that you will adopt as the editor.
Reproducing material in copyright
If you plan to include material in copyright that requires permission to be cleared (e.g. substantial prose extracts), let us know whether you have secured and paid for the necessary permissions or have access to funds in order to do so.
Submit your book proposal
Email your book proposal to [email protected]
& [email protected]
as a Word document, together with your sample material. If you have any questions about your book proposal, contact us at the above email addresses and we’ll be happy to help. We look forward to receiving your book proposal, and good luck!