Handbook for Academic Authors

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 10, 2002 - Psychology - 320 pages
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Are you trying to publish an article or monograph, revise a dissertation, create a new textbook, compile an anthology, or write a trade book? Should you sign the publishing contract you have been offered? Is it wise to publish in an electronic journal? How much can you expect to earn from your writing? What are your legal and ethical responsibilities as an author? What can you expect from your publisher? In the fourth edition of this widely recommended book, Beth Luey offers answers to these questions, as well as practical advice on negotiating a contract, preparing an electronic manuscript, seeking permission to reproduce text or artwork, choosing illustrations, and indexing. She also suggests ways to write clearly not only for one's peers but also for students and general readers. A chapter on the business side of publishing explains costs and pricing for print and electronic products. This edition brings advice to academic authors fully into the age of the Internet and the World Wide Web; both the text and the bibliography have been completely updated and a new chapter evaluates various electronic media for different kinds of publications and suggests ways for the technologically ambitious author to use them to best advantage. Beth Luey teaches and does research on the history of the book, scholarly publishing and current issues in authorship and reading at Arizona State University. She is the author (with Martha Broderson) of A Guide to Book Publisher Archives (Book Industry Study Group, 1996) and The Structure of International Publishing (Transaction Publishers, 1992).
 

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Contents

Journal Articles
9
Revising a Dissertation
33
Finding a Publisher for the Scholarly Book
46
Working with Your Publisher
68
Multiauthor Books and Anthologies
107
Finding a Publisher for the College Textbook
126
Working with Your Textbook Publisher
136
Books for General Readers
152
The Mechanics of Authorship
175
Costs and Prices
236
Electronic Publishing
270
Bibliography
289
Index
311
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