How to Turn your Dissertation into a Book: A Panel Discussion with University Press Editors
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Starting to think about how to turn your Ph.D. dissertation into a book manuscript? Wondering how to craft a proposal, how to select and approach editors, and how to transform your project so it reads as ‘book’ and not ‘thesis project’? Come join us for a panel discussion and Q&A with four editors from renowned university presses to demystify the process! Our panel this year includes: Jennifer Banks, Senior Executive Editor, Yale University Press (religion and the humanities). Angela Chnapko, Senior Editor, Oxford University Press (political science, international relations, legal studies, and media studies). Philip Leventhal, Senior Editor, Columbia University Press (journalism; film studies; literary studies). Lynn Itagaki, Series Editor, University of Georgia Press (Since 1970: Histories of Contemporary America; social and cultural history, history of race, immigration, and ethnicity; LGBTQ history).
After our panelists walk you through the process from initial queries to final publication, emphasizing what editors look for and strategies for success, you will have an opportunity to ask questions. Availability permitting, we also encourage you to sign up for one-on-one meetings with the editors prior to the panel – see the final question in the registration form for details.