By Juliana Adelman
This post assumes you have read part 1 on writing a book proposal. There are lots of things to consider when looking for a publisher, but probably the most important is whether your book is a match to their list. First and foremost do your research on who publishes in your particular area, and base your information on RECENT books (not ye olde classics from the 1970s). In truth, there are probably many publishers which cover your area so once you have a short list you will need to prioritise. Although I think you can work from the same book proposal, you now need to tailor it to the list of publishers you plan to send it to. The proposal should look like you are graciously handing them a book which is an ideal match to their list.