First, you'll want to make sure your project fits with the kinds of books we publish (health, wellness, fitness, living with chronic diseases, etc.) We do not publish first-person accounts of illness; nor do we publish fiction.
Second, you must submit a book proposal that includes:
A synopsis (no more than 2 pages)
A complete table of contents
At least two, preferably three sample chapters
A list of additional materials will be included in the book: Charts, photographs, illustrations, case studied, etc.
Author bio information. Why are you qualified to write this book? What other books have you written? What are your promotional skills? (public speaking, television or radio appearances or seminars you have conducted on the subject.)
A run-down of the book's market potential: Who might read this book? Is it a broad audience, (all men over age 30) or a niche audience (stamp collectors between the ages of 30 and 32)?
Analysis of the competition: What other books exist on the same subject? How is yours different, the similar, better?
Please keep in mind that we receive many proposals and so can we consider only those that are complete and well presented. That doesn't mean the presentation has to be fancy or expensive. It does mean the proposal should be well written and carefully executed.