What sorts of questions should first authors be asking presses early on that they often don’t?
Dissertations are often made available online through, for instance, Proquest. How does this potentially impact the publishing process (of books based on dissertations)?
Ilana Gershon asked seven editors for their insights on questions that authors commonly ask. Five are press editors (Berghahn, Chicago, Indiana, Princeton, Stanford) and two are series editors. This month’s column explores the following question:
If authors include pre-published chapters, they will need to be reworked, but this raises the question of how much reworking is required for those 2-3 chapters?
Many authors submit to more than one press at a time—is there a way to handle doing this that won’t offend editors?
Ilana Gershon asked seven editors for their insights on how authors should think about potential reviewers to suggest to presses?