How to write and submit a book proposal

Submitting your book proposal to Elsevier

Advice on preparing your proposal

Proposal assessment and approval process

Submitting your book proposal to Elsevier

As well as reaching out to potential authors in the market to write on particular topics, Elsevier Acquisitions Editors are always pleased to hear directly from those with book ideas relating to science and technology subjects or industries. If you have a book idea you'd like to share, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

The form below is intended to guide you through the key information we need regarding content, scope, and audience to consider your book idea for publication:

Template proposal form

Please visit the Find your Elsevier editor page to identify the appropriate Acquisitions Editor to direct your completed proposal form to.

If you are unsure of the correct contact, please send your form to our proposal mailbox including the following details in the subject line of your email:

Book proposal in [subject area] / [author name: working title]
E.g. Book proposal in mechanical engineering / Smith: Advances in Applied Mechanics


Advice on preparing your proposal 

We recommend you keep the following in mind when preparing your proposal:

Proposal assessment and approval process

We have a rigorous proposal assessment and approval process to maintain the quality of material published by Elsevier, with steps that include: