Workshop on Book Publishing
Peter Potter, Director, Virginia Tech Publishing, and Emily Andrew, Senior Editor, Cornell University Press, will be holding a virtual book publishing workshop on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The workshop will provide an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to learn more about the changing world of academic book publishing in the humanities and social sciences.
Topics of discussion include:
- How to locate the appropriate publisher for your work
- How to prepare an attractive prospectus
- How to turn your thesis into a book
- The peer review process
- Financial realities of scholarly publishing
- Open Access and new digital horizons
- What to expect of your publisher and what your publisher will expect of you
The workshop will be held via Zoom. For more information, please contact Tom Ewing (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Peter Potter (email@example.com).
Peter Potter is Publishing Director in the University Libraries at Virginia Tech and Visiting Program Officer for the Association of Research Libraries in support of Toward an Open Access Monograph Ecosystem (TOME). In 2017 he launched Virginia Tech Publishing, a digital-first, open-access publisher that also offers consulting, education, and outreach to members of the university community. Before this he held senior positions at the university presses of Wesleyan, Penn State, and Cornell.
Emily Andrew is a Senior Editor at Cornell University Press. She has worked in scholarly publishing for over two decades, during which time she has sponsored manuscripts in almost every field, spanning the most abstract of literary studies to quantitative political science. She currently acquires manuscripts in History - military, East Asian, European, Russian, and Eurasian - as well as Contemporary Legal Issues. She also oversees the longstanding series, Cornell Studies in Money.
Please register by clicking on "More information."