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How to Get Your Book Published: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices in Publishing

March 25th, 2024

How to Get Your Book Published: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices in Publishing

Wednesday, April 17 | 2:00–3:00 PM | STEW 311

Watch the video recording.

First-time authors often describe academic publishing as a “black box.” Join us for an engaging session with Justin Race, director of Purdue University Press that will empower you on your academic publishing journey. This session aims to demystify the academic publishing process and provide valuable insights for faculty and graduate students looking to publish their work.

You will learn about:

  • Choosing the Right Publisher
  • Crafting a Compelling Book Proposal
  • Preparing for Peer Review
  • Successful Book Promotion
  • Interactive Q&A: Get your burning questions answered

Why Attend:
Learn from an expert with a wealth of experience in academic publishing. Gain insights to enhance your academic publishing journey, and build a successful author-editor relationship.

About the Speaker:
Justin Race is the director of Purdue University Press, and oversees a publishing program of 25 new books and 16 journals each year in addition to heading the scholarly publishing services division. Prior to joining Purdue, he was director of the University of Nevada Press. He got his start in 2010 as an acquisitions editor with Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group. In his 14-year career he has acquired books in a multitude of fields, from fiction and memoir to engineering and astronautics. Learn more about the press.

If you have any questions or require further information, please email Mandi Gramelspacher, Libraries and School of Information Studies.