Are you working on your first academic book? Thinking ahead to the proposal? Wondering if you should pitch a book to an editor at a conference? Curious about when to meet with acquisitions editors?
You might assume that when you are publishing your academic book, it is the publisher’s responsibility to market and publicize it. You might also assume that publicizing your academic book only happens after your book is published. But this is a very limited view of how academic books are publicized. In reality, intentionally generating interest for your academic book (pre-publicizing it) should start at least one year before you submit the final manuscript.. Follow the steps below to set your academic book up for success.Continue reading “Publicizing Your Academic Book: What to Do, When, and How (Hint: It’s Your Job and It Starts Much Earlier than You Think!)”
It came as a blow to my chest. The first email I received from my editor, less than 24 hours after submitting my academic book proposal, made me want to crawl under a rock:
Continue reading “Useful Academic Book Publishing Advice #1: Make your Title and Idea Sticky”