Nov 4 & 5: Scholarly Publishing Events with Cornell Univ Press Senior Editor

Michael McGandy, Senior Editor at Cornell University Press

Michael McGandy, Cornell University Press

Wondering how to make that almost finished dissertation into a viable book project? Thinking about how trends in academic publishing might affect your scholarly career? This week, Michael J. McGandy, Senior Editor at Cornell University Press (covering the subjects American History, American Politics, New York State, and Urban Studies), will offer the following sessions here at the Graduate Center:

Preparing, Pitching, and Proposing Your First Book Project
Wednesday, November 4, 2-4 PM, Room C201
A mix of nuts-and-bolts and strategy, this talk will address the initial steps first-time book authors should take as they develop a book project, research presses, and contact editors. There will be a substantial question and answer period.

What is Trending in Scholarly Publishing?
Thursday, November 5, 3-5 PM, Room C198
What is new in the economics, institutional politics, technology, and philosophy of academic publishing? This talk will address trends in digital publishing, open access, and popular publishing, and relate those trends to how book authors should think about their work, their readerships, and their careers.

Both sessions are co-sponsored by the GC’s Political Science Program, Office of Career Planning and Professional Development, and Library.

Sign up for either or both sessions using this form.

About the Author

Jill Cirasella is the Associate Librarian for Scholarly Communication and Digital Scholarship at the Graduate Center, CUNY.