How can you get your first book published? How do you transform your thesis into a book? What makes your book successful? And how do you navigate the often confusing and daunting world of academic book publishing? As part of a larger “How to … “series, this information session will provide emerging scholars from equity-deserving groups with insights into the world of publishing.

Participants will learn:

  • Tips and Tricks for crafting book proposals
  • What the process looks like from inquiry to print
  • What criteria book publishers use for selecting book projects


Jonathan Crago

Editor in Chief

McGill-Queen’s University Press                     

Eleanor (Ellie) H. Goodman, Ph.D. 

Executive Editor

Penn State University Press

Hosted by:

Madhuri Desai, Ph.D.  & Ipek Türeli, Ph.D.

The information session will include a panel of two speakers who will provide key strategies for getting your first book published, followed by a Q&A session. The event will be on zoom on Monday, November 28th, from 1-2 pm (EST).