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Distinguished trade publishing for scholars — a workshop

September 9th, 2010

On two consecutive Thursdays, September 16 and 23, from 10-noon, the Office of Scholarly and Literary Publications will host a workshop plus Q&A for tenure-line faculty on distinguished trade publishing for scholars.  The workshop is free, but RSVPs are required (see below).

AGENDA

September 16: Introduction to trade publishing; key considerations from Carole Sargent’s visits with major presses and editors (Knopf, Norton, FSG, Oxford, Chicago, Yale); elements of the nonfiction book proposal; assignment to create a draft nonfiction proposal and submit before second workshop; discussion about whether and how to work with a literary agent.

September 23: Talk and Q&A with Richard Brown of Georgetown University Press about trade considerations (he is the current president of the Association of American University Presses); discussion of specific faculty book proposals that have been submitted for group consideration.

Where? Murray Room of Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
When? Thursday September 16 and 23, 10-noon
Who? Richard Brown, Ph.D., Director of Georgetown University Press; Carole Sargent, Ph.D., Director of the Office of Scholarly and Literary Publications
RSVP? Required, to booklab@georgetown.edu


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