ERIC Number: ED263771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
The Reality of ESL Publishing: An Author's Point of View.
Authors of texts for instruction in English as a second language have several options for publishing: the traditinal method, dealing directly with large, well-known publishers, or with smaller, specialized houses, or with author-formed groups. This process begins with an idea, and involves making contacts and submitting proposals, review and revision, a contract, manuscript completion, editing, printing, marketing, and the receipt of royalties. Other possible publishing options include self-publishing, a respectable method that includes both author control and author responsibility for costs and distribution; subsidy publishing by "vanity presses" that offer limited editorial assistance; and publication by book packagers that provide a variety of services to both authors and publishers, particularly editorial services. In all cases, it is essential for the author to protect his or her interests by being informed about the legal and financial considerations of each option and contractual agreement. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Summary of a presentation at the annual meeting of the California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (15th, San Diego, CA, April 1984). In: CATESOL (California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Occasional Papers, Number 11, Fall 1985. p108-15.