I am a faculty member at a small liberal arts college and a colleague and I are working on a textbook that is still basically in outline stage. The idea is not completely novel but there are not a lot of other books of this type on the market (although we obviously think there is a need and a market). Recently a representative from an academic publishing house contacted faculty at our school to solicit book ideas and we have a meeting with him.
- How much should we reveal about our book?
- Should we worry that he might steal our idea and get another (perhaps better known) author to write the book?