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October 15, 2010

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Workshops focus on getting published

Strategies for getting your writing published will be the focus of two upcoming workshops from the Author Development Program in the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence.

In “Revising the Dissertation into a Book” on Oct. 20, Amy Benson Brown will discuss strategies for revising dissertations into books, highlighting tips from articles and other resources to help junior faculty.

“Publishing a first book based on dissertation research is, in many fields, harder today than ever before,” Brown says. “Some university presses have stopped publishing monographs entirely, while others have shifted their publications of monographs to purely electronic formats.”

Offered Nov. 9 is Crafting a Scholarly Book Proposal for University Presses.”  This workshop will focus on proposals aimed at university presses and other academic publishers.  

“The craft of writing successful book proposals requires very different skills from the craft of research,” Brown says.  She and Derek Krissoff, senior acquistions editor with UGA Press, will discuss components of excellent proposals.   

A February workshop led by Elizabeth Gallu, associate director of programs with the Provost Office and Author Development, will follow up with an overview of book proposals geared toward literary agents and commercial or “trade’’ publishers.  

Both fall workshops will be held from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. in  ECIT Room 217 in Woodruff Library.

RSVP to Amy Benson Brown.

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