Profs and Pints presents: “Get Published as an Academic: A Step-by-Step Guide,” a workshop with Emily Dufton, a Montgomery College lecturer and professional writer whose dissertation was published as Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America.
Ready to publish your dissertation? Have a manuscript you want to turn into a book? This workshop will introduce academics to the world of book publishing. It will provide step-by-step instructions that will take students from the beginning of the process (querying agents and publishers; writing a book proposal) to its end (how to plan a book tour; tips for promotion).
We’ll discuss the differences between university and trade presses, how to pitch your work to each, and what to expect during the publishing process.
Whether you want to work with an academic or commercial house, publishing is a complicated process. This workshop will help students transform from academics into authors, and give them the tools they need to establish a writing career. The event takes place in the private event room of the downstairs pub. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance at https://duftonpublishing.brownpapertickets.com/