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Getting Competing Offers From University Presses

March 10th, 2013

It really is possible to get competing offers from university press publishers. One my my authors Skyped to me in January while I was in Doha to say he had offers from three major university presses, with an advance offer from the most generous bidder of $4,000. This past week he sought my advice on how to choose the best deal (not necessarily the richest one). This runs completely counter to conventional wisdom that says you “have” to go to one press at a time, and that there is never any money in scholarly publishing. The methods I used to guide him how to get these offers are the same ones that university press editors taught me.

New webinars will start soon on how to meet and work with a variety of university press editors.

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