Publishing workshop: Planning, preparing and publishing a book manuscript
Part 1 – Understanding and strategizing (9:00 – 11.30)
Part 2 – Developing a proposal (13:00-15:00)
Publishing is an important dimension of our academic work. It is the opportunity to share research findings, to reach new audiences, and to drive impact and change. Academic journal papers receive considerable emphasis because they provide the opportunity to disseminate smaller pieces of research generally targeted at academic audiences. Books provide an alternative outlet, an opportunity to establish or consolidate a field or topic, and a different kind of publishing opportunity. Books can be also used to explore a larger research agenda, to excavate a new topic area, or to bring together and consolidate a landscape of research. Among their many benefits, books can also help researchers to situate themselves and can assist in the development of professional networks.
Many early career researchers and PhD students are challenged by the size and complexity of book publishing. There is also evidence to suggest there are gender and diversity issues at play in decisions about and approaches to book authorship.
This workshop responds to this challenge by providing participants with the skills and understanding needed to successfully plan, prepare and bring to completion a book development project. This will be an interactive workshop divided into two parts. We understand that attendance in both sessions may not be possible, so attendance at one of the sessions would also be possible. Topics include:
Part 1 – Understanding and strategizing (9:00 – 11:30)
- To develop a personal publishing strategy by understanding the benefits and challenges of publishing in different outlets.
- To build an understanding of the book publishing process including development of a research proposal.
- To discuss whether and how a thesis might be turned into a book.
- To gain insights to editorial and peer-review processes.
- To develop an appreciation of the protocols and ethics of publication.
Part 2 – Developing a proposal (13:00 – 15:00)
- To develop understand the detailed requirements of a book proposal.
- To develop a first draft of a book proposal.
- To engage in an interactive peer review process.
About the facilitators
Dianne Dredge is visiting chair in Hedda Andersson's name at Lund University. The position aims to promote gender equality at Lund University by increasing the number of professors of the underrepresented gender. She is also Professor of Tourism and Destination Development in the Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark. Dianne is also Chair of the Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI), a network of over 600 tourism educators who believe in the powerful transformative effects of education in building sustainable and just forms of tourism for the future. Dianne has authored or co-authored 5 books, and is keen to share the joy of book publishing with others.
Sarah Williams, Head of Production and Commissioning Editor at Channel View Publications Ltd/Multilingual Matters.
Please send an email to Erika Andersson Cederholm no later than 13 November if you wish to attend the workshop.