Book Proposal Guidelines

We invite you to share your publishing ideas with us. Outlined below are the most important points of information we need in order to decide if we would like to pursue your material for publication. The more detail you can provide to acquaint us with the aim, scope, content and market for the book, the better. We look forward to hearing from you, and for the opportunity to work with you in the future.

Attention Authors

To view our brochure on writing a book with SLACK Incorporated, click here.

Proposals can be directed to:

ATTN: Acquisitions Department
Health Care Books and Journals
SLACK Incorporated
6900 Grove Road
Thorofare, NJ 08086
856.848.1000 Phone
856.848.6091 Fax


  • Describe briefly what you would like to do
  • Include content, level of material, organization, physical specifications and ancillary materials (instructor’s manual, PPT slides etc)
  • Discuss your motivation for wanting to write this book

Content Outline

  • Provide a detailed table of contents
  • If including ancillary materials, provide outline of content

Author/Editor Profile

  • Provide your credentials for developing this project; please enclose your CV

Market Profile

  • Discuss to whom the book is geared; list potential buyers
  • List competing and complementary books and why your book is different
  • Discuss what the current interest is to motivate your target audience to buy the proposed book now

Project Status

  • Provide the current status of the material and the timeline for completion of the project

Sample Chapter

  • Please provide a representative sample if possible