• At this stage, you will be asked to submit the chapters including all of the elements of the book (including the table of contents, opening vignettes, boxed features, tables, figures, and end-of-chapter material).
  • You may submit your manuscript in batches of several chapters each, according to the schedule set out when your contract was signed.
  • Your Development Editor or Acquisitions Editor will assess the first batch of chapters, map the contents with the syllabus and compare the text with other titles in the same area. The purpose of syllabus analysis and comparison with competing titles is to come up with a superior product that meets the requirement of the course completely. Based on these analyses, the Development Editor or Acquisitions Editor will prepare a detailed feedback on the format of the material as well as its organization, content, level, lan- guage, and length. You may be asked to revise the chapters based on these comments.
  • At the same time, your Development Editor or Acquisitions Editor will devise a review questionnaire and solicit feedback from instructors and key adopters in your discipline. After analysing the reviews, the Development Editor or Acquisitions Editor will prepare a list of recommendations proposed by the reviewers.
  • The Development Editor or Acquisitions Editor will then send you the in-house analysis report and the feedback of  the reviewers, along with anonymous copies of the reviews, to help you revise the manuscript.
  • Once you have made final changes to the manuscript based on the reviewers’ feed- back and our recommendations, you will be ready to submit your final manuscript in hard copy and on disk, including a permissions log and a photo list with captions (if applicable).
  • Please note that in our schedules, we do not allow time or expense for any substantial changes to the manuscript once we begin production. Therefore, the final manuscript you submit to us must represent your last draft in which you have refined and polished all the elements.
  • The Development Editor or Acquisitions Editor will assess your final manuscript, seek in-house approval to proceed with production, and transmit the project to a Production Editor.