Getting It Published, Third Edition: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books

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University of Chicago Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
William Germano is dean of the faculty of humanities and social sciences and professor of English literature at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Previously, he served as editor in chief at Columbia University Press and vice president and publishing director at Routledge. He is the author of From Dissertation to Book, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
"There is, I assume, only one William Germano. A shame, because any aspiring author who reads this book will probably want him as their editor. However, illicit cloning aside, they will have to settle for his considered advice on the page, rather than in person. . . . Germano is committed to ideas but clear-headed about business, inspiring but not unrealistic, wise in the ways of publishing and witty about writers' foibles. And--a good sign in an editor--he writes well himself."--Praise for previous edition "Times Higher Education "
"This endlessly useful and expansive guide is every academic's pocket Wikipedia: a timely, relevant, and ready resource on scholarly publishing, from the traditional monograph to the digital e-book. I regularly share it, teach it, and consult it myself, whenever I have a question on titling a chapter, securing a permission, or negotiating a contract. Professional advice simply does not get any savvier than this pitch-perfect manual on how to think like a publisher."--Praise for previous edition "Diana Fuss, Princeton University "
"Wise counsel from a battle-tested strategist."--Praise for previous edition "Writer "
"Germano deconstructs and demystifies what publishers and editors actually do and what authors should look for in finding the right house for their subject and in putting the right words in their contract."--Praise for previous edition "Booklist "
"The heart of the book walks the reader through the publishing process from the point of view of what the publisher wants from the author. This is what separates this book from all of the other books advising scholars on publication: it has as much insight from the publisher as the author. . . . Unlike other books on academic writing that focus only on the process of writing, Germano is ever aware that the sustainability of scholarly presses does not end with the tenure review committee and that today's scholar must also see their work in the larger context of their field and the intellectual world that now includes the internet, open access, and e-books."--Publishing Research Quarterly
"A clear and enthralling read, channeling Germano's expertise on scholarly publishing into a timely, approachable and inspiring book that can be used as a quick reference or as part of a more comprehensive education. The book's masterful synthesis of breadth and words makes it a tremendously valuable resource for new and experienced academic writers alike, as well as the librarians helping them."--Reference Reviews