Getting it published : a guide for scholars and anyone else serious about serious books / William Germano.Material type: TextSeries: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2016Edition: Third editionDescription: xiii, 253 pages ; 23 cmISBN: 9780226281407; 9780226281377; 9780226281407Subject(s): Authorship -- Marketing | Authorship -- MarketingDDC classification: 070.5/2 LOC classification: PN161 | .G46 2016
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"A version of chapter 5, "Your Proposal," appeared in the October 2000 issue of PMLA and appears here, with alterations, by permission of the Modern Language Association."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Today there are more ways to publish than ever, and more challenges to traditional publishing. This ever-evolving landscape brings more confusion for authors trying to understand their options. The third edition of Getting It Published offers the clear, practicable guidance on choosing the best path to publication that has made it a trusted resource, now updated to include discussions of current best practices for submitting a proposal, of the advantages and drawbacks of digital publishing, and tips for authors publishing textbooks and in open-access environments. For more than a decade, writers have turned to William Germano for his insider’s take on navigating the world of scholarly publishing. A professor, author, and thirty-year veteran of the book industry, Germano knows what editors want and what writers need to know to get their work published.