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Title: Scholarly publishing in the humanities and social sciences
Author: Schmidt, Randy
Abstract: Randy Schmidt, an acquisitions editor at UBC Press, held a book publishing seminar at the University of Guelph Library on Friday March 19, 2010. The talk focused on scholarly publishing in the humanities and social sciences. It provided an opportunity to ask questions about the process of publishing a book with a university press.
Description: Video of the event has been broken down for simple viewing access: Part 1 (~12 minutes) - Introduction; Types of publishers; Scholarship; University Press Publishing in Canada. Part 2 (~14 minutes) - Ways publishers are reached by authors; Orphaned books; The Peer Review Process; Time to Review. Part 3 (~9 minutes) - Approving bodies at the Press; Grants and Funding. Part 4 (~8.5 minutes) - Turning a thesis into a book; Protocols for publication; Ethics of consideration. Part 5 (~9 minutes) - Things to consider when choosing a publisher; Time to publish. Part 6 (~7 minutes) - Steps in the publication process; Making changes; Indexing; Marketing your book. Part 7 (~7.5 minutes) - Questions and Answers.
Date: 2010-04-29
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