Author: William Germano
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2009-05-15
Since 2001 William Germano’s Getting It Published has helped thousands of scholars develop a compelling book proposal, find the right academic publisher, evaluate a contract, handle the review process, and, finally, emerge as published authors. But a lot has changed in the past seven years. With the publishing world both more competitive and more confusing—especially given the increased availability of electronic resources—this second edition of Germano’s best-selling guide has arrived at just the right moment. As he writes in a new chapter, the “via electronica” now touches every aspect of writing and publishing. And although scholars now research, write, and gain tenure in a digital world, they must continue to ensure that their work meets the requirements of their institutions and the needs of their readers. Germano, a veteran editor with experience in both the university press and commercial worlds, knows this audience. This second edition will teach readers how to think about, describe, and pitch their manuscripts before they submit them. They’ll discover the finer points of publishing etiquette, including how to approach a busy editor and how to work with other publishing professionals on matters of design, marketing, and publicity. In a new afterword, they’ll also find helpful advice on what they can—and must—do to promote their work. A true insider’s guide to academic publishing, the second edition of Getting It Published will help authors understand what to expect from the publishing process, from manuscript to finished book and beyond.
Author: Frederick Garland
Publisher: Robert H Sommer
Release Date: 1990-12-01
The rich variety of subjects treated by the Bible continues to be a source of amazement and of satisfaction to each generation as it is introduced to the Scriptures. Indeed, so rich is this subject matter that, simply to codify and index biblical material, a whole shelf of reference works has come into existence. Yet it comes as a surprise to realize that until now, no single reference work has been available to provide an authoritative guide to the richest of all biblical matter -- its timeless stories and the characters who illuminate them. The SUBJECT GUIDE TO BIBLE STORIES has been compiled to answer this very need. Here at last is a handy, ready-reference tool for everyone who would like to "put his finger on" a Bible story in order to illustrate EXACTLY a basic spiritual truth -- whether for the edification of others or for personal inspiration. Clergymen, Sunday school instructors, students, librarians, speakers and writers, and informed laymen -- all will find this book a marvel of convenience and clarity, and all will find that it can save hours of time that might otherwise be spent in research. Throughout this invaluable reference work, the stress is on biblical NARRATIVES.
Author: Jodee Blanco
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics
This text provides authors and publishers with information on how to conceptualize, develop and implement a winning, multi-dimensional book campaign. It discusses differences between trade and consumers and how to construct a campaign and also includes exercises.
Author: Randall D. Wixen
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 2009
(Book). Publishing is one of the most complex and lucrative parts of the music business. Industry expert Randall Wixen covers everything from mechanical, performing and synch rights to sub-publishing, foreign rights, copyright basics, types of publishing deals, advice on representation and more. Get a view from the top, in plain English. This updated and revised edition has been prepared in light of the ever-changing landscape of music publishing, taking into account factors like illegal downloading and recent announcements from the Copyright Royalty Board. With an added "DIY" chapter, the author demonstrates why the playing field has changed for the traditional copyright adminstrators, and how musicians just starting out can protect their own work until they hit the big time.
The president and CEO of Outskirts Press offers a step-by-step method for improving an authors exposure on Amazon, increasing profitability by listing books on Amazon for as little as 20 percent, and leveraging every Amazon marketing opportunity for maximum results.
Author: Rebecca L. Thomas
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Release Date: 2014-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
"This essential children's literature reference contains up-to-date information on some 17,500 fiction and nonfiction picture books available in or to libraries today. Perfect for those who want thorough subject access to titles, this guide is the provengold standard and a long-standing favorite of librarians and educators who work with children"--
Author: William Germano
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2014-02-27
When a dissertation crosses my desk, I usually want to grab it by its metaphorical lapels and give it a good shake. “You know something!” I would say if it could hear me. “Now tell it to us in language we can understand!” Since its publication in 2005, From Dissertation to Book has helped thousands of young academic authors get their books beyond the thesis committee and into the hands of interested publishers and general readers. Now revised and updated to reflect the evolution of scholarly publishing, this edition includes a new chapter arguing that the future of academic writing is in the hands of young scholars who must create work that meets the broader expectations of readers rather than the narrow requirements of academic committees. At the heart of From Dissertation to Book is the idea that revising the dissertation is fundamentally a process of shifting its focus from the concerns of a narrow audience—a committee or advisors—to those of a broader scholarly audience that wants writing to be both informative and engaging. William Germano offers clear guidance on how to do this, with advice on such topics as rethinking the table of contents, taming runaway footnotes, shaping chapter length, and confronting the limitations of jargon, alongside helpful timetables for light or heavy revision. Germano draws on his years of experience in both academia and publishing to show writers how to turn a dissertation into a book that an audience will actually enjoy, whether reading on a page or a screen. Germano also acknowledges that not all dissertations can or even should become books and explores other, often overlooked, options, such as turning them into journal articles or chapters in an edited work. With clear directions, engaging examples, and an eye for the idiosyncrasies of academic writing, From Dissertation to Book reveals to recent PhDs the secrets of careful and thoughtful revision—a skill that will be truly invaluable as they add “author” to their curriculum vitae.
Arranged in self-contained sections the book simplifies accurate identification of any printed image. Included are manual methods, and also the mechanical processes that constitute the vast majority of printed images. Essential aspects of printing history and the printmaking craft are covered and examples are given of the identifying features that help to reveal the type of print.
Author: Beth Luey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Whether you are a graduate student seeking to publish your first article, a new Ph.D. revising your dissertation for publication, or an experienced author working on a new monograph, textbook, or digital publication, Handbook for Academic Authors provides reliable, concise advice about selecting the best publisher for your work, maintaining an optimal relationship with your publisher, submitting manuscripts to book and journal publishers, working with editors, navigating the production process, and helping to market your book. It also offers information about illustrations, indexes, permissions, and contracts and includes a chapter on revising dissertations and one on the financial aspects of publishing. The book covers not only scholarly monographs but also textbooks, anthologies, multiauthor books, and trade books. This fifth edition has been revised and updated to align with new technological and financial realities, taking into account the impact of digital technology and the changes it has made in authorship and publishing.
Author: Jie Liang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-01-26
By providing expositions to modeling principles, theories, computational solutions, and open problems, this reference presents a full scope on relevant biological phenomena, modeling frameworks, technical challenges, and algorithms. Up-to-date developments of structures of biomolecules, systems biology, advanced models, and algorithms Sampling techniques for estimating evolutionary rates and generating molecular structures Accurate computation of probability landscape of stochastic networks, solving discrete chemical master equations End-of-chapter exercises
A 2014 Caldecott Honor Book In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance. With a twist, a turn, and even a flop, these unlikely friends learn at last how to dance together in perfect harmony. Full of humor and heart, this stunning performance (and splashy ending!) will have readers clapping for more! Double tap the flaps to open and close them, swipe the corners of the book to turn from page to page, and activate the soundtrack to listen to the music while you read your new ebook!