Preparing Book Proposals for Scholarly Publishers
Publishing a book represents, for many faculty, the ultimate scholarly challenge. In fact the prestige surrounding book publishing may be so intimidating that it prevents faculty from even drafting a proposal, let alone approaching prospective publishers. All part-time and full-time faculty are welcome to attend.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Register for the workshop.
In this workshop Dr. Stephen Brookfield will draw on his experience as an author and editor of 15 books to outline the main elements of a book proposal. Stephen will talk about the process of approaching publishers and writing a preliminary proposal. He will bring examples of some of his successful book proposals to distribute to participants and outline the chief steps in preparing a proposal. Faculty are encouraged to bring ideas or specific questions to discuss with Stephen.
Attendees will leave the workshop with:
- practical advice to getting started on a proposal
- concrete examples of proposals
- understanding the process of beginning the publisher-author relationship
- how to identify/approach a scholarly publisher
Workshop leader: Stephen Brookfield is John Ireland Endowed Chair at the University of St. Thomas. He has published 15 books with 5 different publishers and is a 5-time winner of the Cyril Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education. Stephen is co-author of Discussion as a Way of Teaching: Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms (Jossey-Bass/John Wiley, 2005). His work has been translated into Chinese, German, Korean, Japanese and Finnish.