Advice on Publishing Academic Texts

Below are links to articles and videos that offer practical advice for publishing articles and books:

Book editors weigh in on questions that authors commonly ask:

1) What type of guidance should an author expect in working with an editor?

http://linguisticanthropology.org/blog/2018/05/10/editors-edit/

2) How long does it usually take to get reviews back on a manuscript?

http://linguisticanthropology.org/blog/2018/08/08/review-time/

3) How should authors think about potential reviewers to suggest to presses?

http://linguisticanthropology.org/blog/2018/09/12/ask-editor-suggesting-reviewers/

4) How do authors submit to multiple presses without offending editors?

http://linguisticanthropology.org/blog/2018/10/13/multiple-press-submissions/

5) How should authors transform already published articles into book chapters?

http://linguisticanthropology.org/blog/2018/12/06/transforming-articles-chapters/

6) Dissertations are often made available online through, for instance, Proquest. How does this potentially impact the publishing process (of books based on dissertations)?

http://linguisticanthropology.org/blog/2019/02/19/ask-editor-disse…ons-versus-books/ ‎

7) What sort of questions should first time authors ask editors that they often don’t?

http://linguisticanthropology.org/blog/2019/03/21/ask-editor-good-questions/

8) When should an author first contact an editor?

http://linguisticanthropology.org/blog/2019/04/25/ask-editor-initiate-contact/ ‎

9) Would you recommend that first authors try to get an advance contract?  Why or why not?

http://linguisticanthropology.org/blog/2019/05/25/pros-cons-advance-contracts/

10) How many chapters of a book can be already in print as articles?

http://linguisticanthropology.org/blog/2019/06/29/ask-editor-previously-published-articles-book-chapters/

11) What is the difference between a series editor and press editor?

http://linguisticanthropology.org/blog/2019/07/26/press-editor-series-editor/ ‎

12) How long should a nervous author wait before asking an editor if the manuscript’s reviews are in yet?

http://linguisticanthropology.org/blog/2019/08/22/ask-editor-contact-editor-whether-reviews/

 

Niko Besnier and Pablo Morales discuss how to publish in American Ethnologist:

https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/amet.12629

Priya Nelson’s (U. of Chicago Press) guide to organizing a book workshop:

https://cissr.uchicago.edu/sites/cissr.uchicago.edu/files/CISSR_Book-Workshop-Guide.pdf

 

Jonathan Sterne’s collection of advice for professionalizing in media and communication studies:

http://sterneworks.org/Academe

 

Advice and examples of conference abstracts, grant applications, etc.

https://modernistreviewcouk.wordpress.com/community-resources/?fbclid=IwAR0txtwbq0WzQ37Vw1Z6J1AhZR68msvAwuP5C6tjxY_m10grGKm9sAtPS38

 

Yale panel on turning your dissertation into a book: