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Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, & Publishing)

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Since 2001 William Germanos 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 confusing—especially given the increased availability of electronic resources—this second edition of Germanos best-selling guide has arrived at just the right moment. As he writes in a new chapter, the “via electronica” 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. Theyll 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, theyll also find helpful advice on what they can—and must—do to promote their work.
 
A true insiders 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.

About the Author

William Germano is dean of the faculty of humanities and social sciences and professor of English literature at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Previously, he served as editor in chief at Columbia University Press and vice president and publishing director at Routledge.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

Acknowledgments

Introduction

What Do Publishers Do?

Writing the Manuscript

Selecting a Publisher

Your Proposal

What Editors Look For

Surviving the Review Process

What a Contract Means

Collections and Anthologies

Quotations, Pictures, and Other Headaches

How to Deliver a Manuscript

And Then What Happens to It

The Via Electronica

This Book—And the Next

Afterword: Promoting Your Work

For Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226288529
Subtitle:
A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Author:
Germano, William
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Marketing
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Publishing
Subject:
Authorship -- Marketing.
Subject:
REFERENCE / Publishing
Edition Description:
Second Edition, 2nd Edition
Series:
Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
Publication Date:
20081115
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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