Join us for a virtual workshop led by Laura Portwood-Stacer, PhD. She is a publishing consultant and developmental editor who helps academic authors at all career stages navigate the book publishing process. Her company Manuscript Works offers regular workshops and online programs to assist writers in drafting book proposals and connecting with scholarly publishers. She is the author of "The Book Proposal Book: A Guide for Scholarly Authors," published by Princeton University Press in 2021.
The webinar will be split into two parts, with a break in between for lunch.
Part 1 (11:30am–1pm Eastern)
Land a Publisher for Your Scholarly Book
This workshop will introduce scholars to the book publishing process and answer key questions that both new and experienced authors should be asking, such as how to find the right press for your current project, how to connect with editors, when is the ideal timing to submit a proposal, how to navigate multiple submission, and more. Scholars at every career stage are welcome.
Part 2 (2pm–3:30pm Eastern)
Write an Outstanding Book Proposal
This workshop will acquaint prospective authors with the key components of the scholarly book proposal, highlight common mistakes that first-time (and experienced!) authors make, and offer concrete tips on how to make your proposal stand out in the sea of submissions at your dream publisher. Even if you have written successful book proposals before, you will learn new information to take your future projects to the next level.
Originally published at reilly.nd.edu.