FAQs

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When should I approach a publisher?

Most editors prefer you to have in mind a serious book idea that you have taken the time to think about and develop. Each press will also have advice to potenti...
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How should I approach a publisher?

Send the editor an e-mail with a description of your book idea! If you're not sure which editor to contact, check the publisher’s website—most university presse...
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What should I include in my proposal?

Many presses have instructions online for what to include in a proposal, and some ask that proposals be submitted using an online-submission portal, so it would...
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How can I get my dissertation published?

One of the biggest hurdles for an author looking to transform a dissertation into a book is the ability to speak with authority. In some ways, a dissertation is...
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What is the peer-review process like?

Two or three scholars with expertise in the topic of the manuscript will be asked to provide a constructively critical review and make a recommendation about pu...