Assembling Your Book Reviewers List: Everything You Need to Know

Reviewers List Academic Book Proposal

Some university presses ask hopeful book authors to list scholars who can serve as peer reviewers for their academic book proposal or full manuscript. In this post, I help you determine whom you should list as possible reviewers. Then, I answer other common questions authors of first academic books have about the process of indicating potential reviewers to presses.

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What To Do Before Writing an Academic Book Proposal: 4 Crucial Steps

What to Do Before Writing an Academic Book Proposal_ 4 Crucial Steps

Whether it is three months or three years until you write your first academic book proposal, there are steps you should be taking now to ensure it is as strong as possible. The steps below will help you tailor your academic book proposal to target the best university presses in your field and create the strongest possible case for your book.

(Looking for a comprehensive guide where I answer all your book proposal questions? Read Academic Book Proposals: All Your Questions, Answered)

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Finding the Right Academic Publisher #4: Ranking University Presses

Finding a Publisher for your Academic Book, Activity 4_ Interviewing Colleagues and Mentors to Rank Your List of Target Presses

How can you publish your academic book with a top press in your field?

In this post—the final in the four part “Finding an academic Publisher” series—I show you how to do just that.

By now, you’ve already done the hard work. You’ve gotten to know your book again, and you put together your long list of publishers in your field. Then, you researched presses that publish in your fields. You now know which presses actually publish books like yours. And you have a strong case for why your book would be a great fit for the others.

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Finding the Right Academic Publisher #3: Assessing University Press Fit

How can you find the right publisher for your academic book?

In this four-part series, I show you how to do just that.

By this point, you’re armed with two crucial pieces of information: how presses will see your book, and the long list of publishers that publish books in your field.

In this step, you’ll research your long list of potential publishers in order to narrow it down to the top few that publish books like yours.

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Finding the Right Academic Publisher #2: Long List of Target Publishers

How can you find the right publisher for your academic book’s content area?
In this four-part series, I show you how to do just that.

In the last post, I showed you how and why you need to see your book again—not as the content expert you are, but rather as a university press will.

Armed with this knowledge, you will now identify the longest list of possible presses for your discipline and content area.
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Can Your Academic Book be Adopted in Courses? How to tell.

Many first-time authors tend to have lofty beliefs about whether their book could reasonably be adopted in university courses. But how can you tell your book’s course adoption potential for sure?

Use the questions below to figure out if your academic book can be adopted in university courses and, if so, which ones.

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