When I was going through the process of publishing my own first book, I had so many questions–both large and small, but felt like there was no one I could turn to for answers without jeopardizing my tenure case or book’s chances.
Since 2017, I’ve made it my mission to provide the resources I wished had existed when I was going through the process. What breaks my heart the most in supporting authors of first humanities and qualitative social sciences monographs is that so many of them have the same questions, but no safe, trusted space to ask them. In most cases, just being able to get an answer to a teeny, tiny procedural question can make the entire book writing and publishing experience so much less stressful.
I want to be that person I wished I could turn to way back when for unbiased advice without the fear of anything getting back to scholars in charge of job, tenure, or publishing decisions.
First, if you feel like you’re the only one struggling, know that you’re not! Second, if you have questions, this is a safe, confidential, space to ask them. I can’t promise to be able to answer every single one individually, but I’ll do my best to get you connected up with resources.
Use the Google Form or the voice recorder (below the Google Form) to ask your real questions, large and small.
Note: I will never release any information that might personally identify you or your book project publicly, but I might use your anonymized question(s) as the basis for written, audio, and/or video advice that I publish publicly.
Humanities First Book Author Inner Circle
Writing your first academic book in a humanities or qualitative social science discipline? Wondering how to manage such a large project? You don't have to struggle alone! Sign up, and I'll send you resources and advice to help you get a handle on your manuscript, find the best publisher, and develop productivity habits to get the book done.