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Dymphna Evans How to Session at InterFace 2011

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Dymphna Evans How to Session at InterFace 2011

  1. 1. Publishing your Monograph <br />Dymphna Evans<br />
  2. 2. Which publishers to approach?<br />Talk to colleagues about their experiences<br />Choose a publisher who peer reviews<br />Choose more than one publisher<br />Choose a publisher with a series or a list in your field. Who goes to conferences?<br />Who has international outreach?<br />
  3. 3. Preparing a book proposal<br />Follow the guidelines on publishers’ websites<br />Send in a completed, checked proposal<br />Be aware of commercial considerations<br />Be prepared to re-write your thesis<br />
  4. 4. The book proposal – helpful hints <br />Choose a good title and prepare a thorough synopsis of each chapter<br />Be realistic about the delivery date<br />Think about illustrations<br />Don’t undersell yourself as an author<br />Consider the audience for your book<br />Ensure the proposal covers everything<br />
  5. 5. The Decision-making process <br />Your book may fit in a series<br />The proposal is peer-reviewed<br />What happens if the reviews are negative<br />What happens if the reviews are positive<br />
  6. 6. The Publishing contract <br />Check clauses with the publishers<br />Check the delivery date and conditions of delivery<br />Check which rights you are transferring<br />Is an e-book planned?<br />
  7. 7. Preparing your final manuscript <br />Do read the publisher’s guidelines in advance<br />Clear all your copyright permissions<br />Think about illustrations<br />
  8. 8. Editorial processes<br />Peer review of final text<br />Marketing <br />Editorial work<br />Book published!<br />
  9. 9. Conclusion<br />Feel free to contact me with any questions:<br />devans@ashgatepublishing.com<br />Or submit a proposal to Ashgate!<br />

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