How to Publish Your First Book

Friday, January 22 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

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A conversation with three experienced editors at major university presses about publishing a first academic book. Our guest speakers will discuss how to select a press for your project, how to craft a convincing book proposal, how contracts work, how to think about the timeline, and other considerations. After brief comments, the speakers will answer your questions.


  • Elizabeth Ault, Editor,  Duke University Press
  • Eric Crahan, Editorial Director for the Humanities & Social Sciences, Princeton University Press
  • Karen Darling, Executive Editor, The University of Chicago Press


Registration before the event is required. REGISTER

This workshop is part of the Levan Institute for the Humanities' “How to...” series, organized in collaboration with the USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities. To see more events in this series, visit


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Lecture / Talk / Workshop



Levan Institute for the Humanities, Society of Fellows
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