Virtual Roundtable on May 17: Everything you wanted to know about publishing a monograph (but were afraid to ask)

A virtual roundtable on the process of publishing an academic monograph will be held on May 17, 2021, 12-13:30 EET / 10-11:30 am GMT.

Publishing your first research monograph can be a daunting endeavour. You might have lots of experience with research, maybe you are finishing your PhD or even published a couple of articles…but where to start with a book?

In this roundtable, two publishers and one author will walk you through the process of how an academic book, particularly in the humanities, goes from proposal to publication. Rabea Rittgerodt (acquisitions editor at De Gruyter) and Leena Kaakinen (executive editor at Helsinki University Press) will demystify the work and decision making that goes into commissioning, reviewing and producing a monograph. Henning Trueper (author of several monographs in history) will provide an author’s perspective on this process. In an informal conversation, they will address questions like

How should I approach a publisher?

What does a good book proposal look like?

How long does it take for my book to be published?

How are books peer-reviewed?

What am I, the author, expected to do in the process of publication?

What does a publishing contract look like, and what should I look for?

The roundtable will be followed by a Q&A, moderated by Josephine Hoegaerts and Anu Lahtinen (University of Helsinki).

Register here for this meeting on 15 May at the latest.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.