The Book Proposal Book: A Guide for Scholarly Authors

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Princeton University Press
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6.1 X 9.1 X 0.7 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author
Laura Portwood-Stacer, PhD, is a developmental editor and founder of Manuscript Works, a consultancy serving academic authors around the world. She is the author of Lifestyle Politics and Radical Activism and previously taught media and cultural studies at New York University and the University of Southern California. She lives in Los Angeles. Twitter @lportwoodstacer
"Superb: practical, accessible, deeply savvy. . . . I truly believe that if you want to understand how books can be made in the 2020s, you should read Anne [Trubek] Laura [Portwood-Stacer] and... basically no one else!"---Robin Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
"I'm working my way through [The Book Proposal Book] and while I would like to rush right through it, I'm trying to read slowly because it's truly so instructive--not only for authors, but also for editors how to communicate better with their authors."---Alison Syring, University of Illinois Press
"There is so much in this little book to recommend to the bewildered or intimidated potential author that it is hard to imagine navigating the territory of scholarly publishing without it. . . . In crafting this guide for authors, Portwood-Stacer has done a tremendous service for both the academy and for the community of scholarly publishers."---Gregory M. Britton, Publishing Research Quarterly
"By bringing clarity to topics that are seldom explicitly taught, The Book Proposal Book offers a vital resource, especially for scholars who lack the resources to work with a freelance editor or attend a publishing workshop. . . . The Book Proposal Book can help authors to feel less alone through the daunting process of proposal writing. . . . I recommend this book not only for authors who are currently working on book proposals, but for all readers who share Portwood-Stacer's commitment to helping scholarly writers feel hopeful, powerful, and supported."---Sara Saylor, Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy