Randy Schmidt, an acquisitions editor at UBC Press, is holding a book publishing seminar at University of Guelph on Friday March 19, 2010. It consists of a 45-minute presentation followed by a question and answer period. Commencing at 12:00 pm, it will take place in the Florence Partridge Room (Room 384) in the Library. All faculty and PhD students are welcome to attend.

The talk will focus on scholarly publishing in the humanities and social sciences. It will provide an opportunity to ask questions about the process of publishing a book with a university press. Topics of discussion include:

* what distinguishes university presses from other publishers
* how to locate the appropriate publisher for your work
* how to prepare an attractive prospectus
* how to turn your thesis into a book
* sources of funding for scholarly monographs and collections
* the stages through which a manuscript must pass before publication
* what to expect of your publisher and what your publisher will expect of you

This event has been coordinated by the University of Guelph’s Library’s Research Enterprise and Scholarly Communication Team. If you have any questions about the event, please contact lib.research @ uoguelph.ca

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