ERIC Number: ED342021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Publish without Perishing: A Practical Handbook for Academic Authors.
Providing a guide to academic authors with a manuscript in hand, this book explains the book publishing process step-by-step and provides examples of the actual experiences (good and bad) of academic authors. Chapters in the book are entitled: (1) It Doesn't Have to Be This Way; (2) Agents: Can't Live with'Em, Can't Live without'Em; (3) Collaboration: Do You Want to Do It Alone, or with Someone Else?; (4) Preparing Proposals; (5) Peer Review: A Long Walk on a Short One?; (6) Advances: It's What's Up Front That Counts; (7) Royalties: The King and Queenmakers; (8) Subventions: You Don't Pay, You Don't Play; (9) Copyright (Right) and Work for Hire (Wrong); (10) Indexes and Other Dangers; (11) Subsidiary Rights: The Biggest Part is Underwater; (12) Dealing with Editors and Other Strangers; (13) Will It Be in Bookstores? Will Anyone Know It's There?; (14) Reprints and Remainderings: There Is Life after Termination; (15) Was It Good for You Too? Do You Want to Do It again? With the Same Publisher?; (16) Don't Fight: Grieve, Arbitrate, or Mediate; and (17) Never Give Up: Publish without Perishing. Appendixes providing National Writers Union information and listbuilding areas of university presses are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Copyrights, Faculty Development, Faculty Publishing, Higher Education, Publish or Perish Issue, Publishing Industry, Scholarly Writing, Textbook Publication, Writing for Publication
NEA Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 (Stock No. 1544-4-00, $16.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Writers Union.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Reference & Resource Series.