Getting It Published, 2nd Edition

Getting It Published, 2nd Edition

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Since 2001 William Germanoa€™s Getting It Published has helped thousands of scholars develop a compelling book proposal, find the right academic publisher, evaluate a contract, handle the review process, and, finally, emerge as published authors. But a lot has changed in the past seven years. With the publishing world both more competitive and more confusinga€”especially given the increased availability of electronic resourcesa€”this second edition of Germanoa€™s best-selling guide has arrived at just the right moment. As he writes in a new chapter, the a€œvia electronicaa€ now touches every aspect of writing and publishing. And although scholars now research, write, and gain tenure in a digital world, they must continue to ensure that their work meets the requirements of their institutions and the needs of their readers. Germano, a veteran editor with experience in both the university press and commercial worlds, knows this audience. This second edition will teach readers how to think about, describe, and pitch their manuscripts before they submit them. Theya€™ll discover the finer points of publishing etiquette, including how to approach a busy editor and how to work with other publishing professionals on matters of design, marketing, and publicity. In a new afterword, theya€™ll also find helpful advice on what they cana€”and musta€”do to promote their work. A true insidera€™s guide to academic publishing, the second edition of Getting It Published will help authors understand what to expect from the publishing process, from manuscript to finished book and beyond.... ita#39;s easy to feel the authora#39;s rush of association as the manuscript is suddenly caught up in the backdraft of Jane Eyre or Moby Dick. But a book with such a title fairly screams a€œThis manuscript will read closelya€”which isna#39;t surprising, since ita#39;s my unrevised dissertation. ... Your current manuscript may be just an overgrown essaya€”a respectable piece of thinking and writing padded out to fill two hundred anbsp;...

Title:Getting It Published, 2nd Edition
Author:William Germano
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2009-05-15


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