Inside the Mysterious World of Book Publishing


Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Smith Campus Center 869 (*please note this change in location*)
Are you writing a book, or thinking about it? Whether it's to be a book for scholars or for general readers, a textbook or handbook, you may be uncertain about the publishing process. How do you find the right publisher, and make an effective connection, when you've found one? Do you need an agent?  What makes a good publishing proposal? What does a publisher expect from an author and what should an author expect from a publisher? What are the most common pitfalls for authors, and how do you avoid them?
For guidance on these and other questions, join Janice Audet, Executive Editor for Life Sciences at Harvard University Press, and Amy Brand, Director of the MIT Press, for a lunchtime discussion and Q&A.

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