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An Author's Guide to Scholarly Publishing
Robin Derricourt

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgements
Introduction3
Planning and writing
1Audience7
2Style10
3Structure12
Preparation of manuscript
4Length16
5Layout18
6Word processing the manuscript20
7Word processing for the typesetter23
8Desktop publishing and camera-ready copy24
9Notes28
10Bibliographies30
11Tables33
12Illustrations35
Approaching a publisher
13Selecting a publisher41
14In-house publishing43
15Multiple submissions46
16Complete manuscripts48
17The formal proposal51
Checklist for submitting a proposal54
18Peer review55
19Visit58
20Literary agents59
21No reply61
Category of book
22Scholarly book63
23Technical monograph65
24Thesis/dissertation67
25Conference volume70
26Edited volume73
27Festschrift75
28Collected papers76
29Across the disciplines77
30Trade book81
31Textbook83
32New journals84
33The non-academic author88
The publishing decision
34No - why?91
35Revise and resubmit93
36Yes - but revise94
37Yes95
Dealing with production
38Contract97
39Late delivery100
40Delivery of the manuscript104
Checklist for delivery of the manuscript for production109
41Book title110
42Copyediting112
43Updating the disk116
44Design of the pages117
45Typesetting120
46Proofreading and alterations in proof124
47Illustrations in production127
48Providing camera-ready copy129
49Preparing the index131
50Jacket and cover design136
51Printing139
52Errata slips140
53Don't assume all is well141
Marketing the book
54The cost of books143
55Pricing a book146
56Changing the pricing variables153
57Paperbacking157
58Help with marketing160
59The book launch163
60Getting reviews and publishing reviews165
61Newspapers and magazines169
62Radio and television coverage171
63Bookshop sales174
64Library sales176
65Direct sales178
66Prizes180
67Subsidiary rights181
68Translations185
69Getting your book into the developing world187
70Reprints and new editions192
71Keeping in touch195
Publishing and the academy
72Research grants - inputs and outputs197
73Who sets the agenda?200
74Books and the appointments committee203
75Subsidies207
76Book exhibits and the academic conference211
77Anthologies215
78Is too much published?217
79The electronic library and the end of the book221
80Conclusion226
Bibliography229
Index231

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