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Writers and publishers depend on one another, but it often seems as if they speak two different languages. Getting It Published is a lively, insider's guide to academic publishing—a book that will tell you not only how publishing works, but how you can make it work for you. Written by a veteran editor with experience in both the university press and commercial worlds, the book fields the big questions in a scholar's life. Why do editors choose some books and decline others? How does a writer decide where to submit a project? How does the review process work, and why is it necessary? What can an author expect from a publishing house—before, during, and after publication? William Germano answers these questions and more, and along the way, offers encouragement, tips, and warnings.

This savvy guide unravels the mysteries of publishing and walks you through the process from start to finish. You'll learn how to think about your book before you submit it and what you need to know about your contract. With wit and humor, Germano also addresses some of the finer points of publishing etiquette, including how—and how not—to approach a busy editor and how to work with other publishing professionals on matters of design, marketing, and publicity. Graduate students, recent Ph.D.'s, and experienced authors alike will appreciate the chapters on "Quotations, Pictures, and Other Headaches" and on compiling and editing collections and anthologies.

"Scholarly publishing is a big, noisy, conversation about the ideas that shape our world," Germano writes, "Here's how to make your book part of that conversation."

Book News Annotation:

Germano's short volume is filled with useful advice drawn from a career as editor at an academic press (formerly editor-in-chief and humanities editor at Columbia UP, he's now vice president and publishing director at Routledge) and written in an admirably direct style that preserves a personal tone that will appeal to the recent PhD's and new authors who will be his best audience. The gamut of publishing is covered, from basics on publishers and their duties, to the details of writing, editing, and presenting a proposal; surviving the review process; the details of contracts; writing for collections and anthologies; and how to present the finished manuscript.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Why do some editors choose some books and decline others? How does a writer decide where to submit a project? How does the review process work? William Germano, a veteran editor, answers these questions and more, offering encouragement, tips and warnings along the way.

Synopsis:

Writers and publishers depend on one another, but it often seems as if they speak two different languages. Getting It Published is a lively, insider's guide to academic publishing—a book that will tell you not only how publishing works, but how you can make it work for you. Written by a veteran editor with experience in both the university press and commercial worlds, the book fields the big questions in a scholar's life. Why do editors choose some books and decline others? How does a writer decide where to submit a project? How does the review process work, and why is it necessary? What can an author expect from a publishing house—before, during, and after publication? William Germano answers these questions and more, and along the way, offers encouragement, tips, and warnings.


About the Author

Willaim Germano is the vice president and publishing director at Routledge. His is a past editorial director at Columbia University Press, where he also served as humanities editor.

Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgments1 Introduction2 What Do Publishers Do?3 Writing the Manuscript4 Selecting a Publisher5 Your Proposal6 What Editors Look For7 Surviving the Review Process8 What a Contract Means9 Collections and Anthologies10 Quotations, Pictures, and Other Headaches11 How to Deliver a Manuscript12 And Then What Happens to It13 This Book—And the NextFor Further ReadingIndex

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226288444
Subtitle:
A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books
Author:
Germano, William
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Marketing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Academic
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Authorship -- Marketing.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
Series Volume:
105-846
Publication Date:
20010501
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Writers and publishers depend on one another, but it often seems as if they speak two different languages. Getting It Published is a lively, insider's guide to academic publishing—a book that will tell you not only how publishing works, but how you can make it work for you. Written by a veteran editor with experience in both the university press and commercial worlds, the book fields the big questions in a scholar's life. Why do editors choose some books and decline others? How does a writer decide where to submit a project? How does the review process work, and why is it necessary? What can an author expect from a publishing house—before, during, and after publication? William Germano answers these questions and more, and along the way, offers encouragement, tips, and warnings.


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