Category Archives: book proposal

#co-editing – a manuscript to publication checklist

Your book/special issue proposal is accepted. A brief party.  YAY.  Now to get the manuscript together. Now for the Really Hard Work. Questions about who does what, when and how, escalates as the actual book or journal issue is being … Continue reading

Posted in book proposal, co-editing, editing, editing a journal | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

#co-editing – getting the proposal together

I’ve had a look. it’s true. There is actually very little written about co-editing. So it’s not surprising that I’ve been asked to write something about it. Here goes. It might be helpful to begin with a few important basics … Continue reading

Posted in book proposal, co-editing, editing, editing a journal, publisher, special issue | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

thinking like an editor

There is a lot of good information about academic writing and publishing that is now out of print. It’s generally still accessible if you peruse the outlets that sell second hand books or remainders, so do check out the ‘other … Continue reading

Posted in academic book, academic writing voice, book proposal, book writing, books, nonfiction, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

what does a book proposal reviewer do?

A post for academic book week. When you send in a book proposal to a publisher, chances are that it will be sent out to reviewers. This is peer review – and a version that actually gets talked about very little. … Continue reading

Posted in book proposal, peer review, reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

the biggest mistake you can make with a publisher

This post is from Philip Mudd, a publisher at Routledge. Philip is responsible for books on research methods, higher education, adult education and lifelong learning. What is the single biggest mistake people make when trying to get you to publish … Continue reading

Posted in academic book, book proposal, Philip Mudd, readers, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

turning your thesis into a book

Lots of people want to turn their thesis into a book. This is not always possible – not all theses make good books. But it may also not be desirable. Some disciplines revere the scholarly monograph so writing one may … Continue reading

Posted in academic book, book proposal, publishing, thesis | Tagged , , | 24 Comments

be conference savvy and land a book contract

Most big conferences are attended by major publishers. They offer their books at discount so it’s a a good place to stock up. Most publishers will also ship books so you don’t have to cart them home in your luggage. … Continue reading

Posted in academic writing, book proposal, books, coherence, unique selling point | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments