Invitation to Authors
Questionaire

Your Name :*
Address :* Office
Residential
Phone :*
Office
Residence
E-mail :*
Your Position and affiliation* :
Your Nationality : (for copyright purpose only)
Date this Questionnaire was completed :

FACTS ABOUT YOUR BOOK

Title :
Subtitle :
Author(s) or Editor(s) :
If your book forms a part of a series, please indicate name of series and editor(s)

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
if you have a biographical release which gives the information we need, please attach.

1. Your academic and professional record. (Include honorary degrees)

Degree Subject Area College / University Date

 

Recent Positions Affiliation Dates (Years)
From To
   

2. Honours, Offices in Scientific Societies, previous books and other important biographical information.

 

THE MARKET OF YOUR BOOK

IN THIS SECTION WE ASK YOU TO HELP IDENTIFY POTENTIAL PURCHASERS OF YOUR BOOK

1. List below the primary and fringe fields for which your book holds application and interest. Please be as specific as possible in your description of markets.
Primary Market :

Secondary Market(s) :

Does your book has application as a textbook?

Yes : No : as supplementary reading

if "yes" (a)        Give a brief description of the course or courses for which the book is written.
                       (If known , please indicate levels and courses).
           (b)        Describe the level and length (semester hours) of the course.
           (c)        Describe the type of student enrolled in the course (i.e. major field of interest, minor, etc.)
           (d)       What are the prerequisities for the course?
3.        Please list the academic and professional journals you think should receive review copies.
4.        Please list the names of any societies or organisations you wish notified of the publication of your book.
5.       Please list the names and full campus addresses of your friends and associates.
         A special announcement of the availability of your book will be sent to the individuals you list below.

SUBJECT MATTER OF YOUR BOOK

PLEASE BE CONCISE AND FACTUAL. THIS INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT IF WE ARE TO PROMOTE YOUR BOOK EFFECTIVELY.

1. Please furnish us with a description of your book, including what new information, ideas, or philosophy are presented. What are the benefits or values for readers?
2. Why did you write this book?
    What gap in the presently available literature is your book intended to fill?
3. An expanded list of features that set your book apart from others in the field.
    Please list in order of importance.
   Where appropriate please cite specific chapters or illustrations when listing features.
   (a)
   (b)
    (c)
    (d)
    (e)
4. List any special physical features of your book (tables, illustrations, bibliography, etc.) which would be of special interest or value to readers.
5. What aspects of your book will create and sustain the interest of the reader.
6.  In what way does your book contribute to preservation of environment and promotion of world peace.
7.  Does your book promote self reliance.
8.  What measures have you taken to motivate the reader to persue further study of the subject covered by your book?

INFORMATION ON THE COMPETITION

What books compete with or similar to yours? This information will not be used in advertising, but your answers to this questions are invaluable to our sales staff. The better we know the competition the easies it will be to work with your text. Please give us a detailed analysis of the most important competitors. Where appropriate cite specific chapter or illustrations. List in order those books which most directly compete also A. Published: B. Unpublished (new edition or new book due in the same publishing year).

Competing Book (title, author, publisher) AND ADVANTAGES AND WEAKNESSES OF YOUR BOOK.

 

1. Check A.or B. (year to be published ) as per paragraph above.
2. Strength and weaknesses.
    a.        Indicate areas (cite chapter / illustration) where your text is superior.
    b.        Indicate areas (cite chapter / illustration) where your text is not superior.

 

Competing Book (title, author, publisher) AND ADVANTAGES AND WEAKNESSES OF YOUR BOOK.

 

1. Check A.or B. (year to be published ) as per paragraph above.
2. Strength and weaknesses.
    a.        Indicate areas (cite chapter / illustration) where your text is superior.
    b.        Indicate areas (cite chapter / illustration) where your text is not superior.

 

Competing Book (title, author, publisher) AND ADVANTAGES AND WEAKNESSES OF YOUR BOOK.

 

1. Check A.or B. (year to be published ) as per paragraph above.
2. Strength and weaknesses.
    a.        Indicate areas (cite chapter / illustration) where your text is superior.
    b.        Indicate areas (cite chapter / illustration) where your text is not superior.

ADVERTISING

1. Direct Mail. List professional associations or societies with addresses whose membership lists might be used for direct mail advertising.
2. If you have access to mailing lists to which promotional material on your book should be sent, please attach or advise us.
3. Journal Advertising. What are the three most influential professional journals which accept advertising and are most effective in reaching potential adopters of your book?
4. List of Summer and Winter Schools and other such programmes which may use your book.
5. List of conferences in India and abroad along with addresses where your book should be promoted.