Getting Published: A Guide to Monograph Publishing

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Getting Published: A Guide to Monograph Publishing, Online, June 14, 2024, 2:00–3:30 PM BST

'Getting Published: A Guide to Monograph Publishing' is an online training event hosted by the Royal Historical Society designed for early career historians. The focus of this ‘Getting Published’ session is monographs, with specific attention on how to move from a completed PhD to book proposal to a published monograph.

The event brings together publishers, series editors, academics and early career historians. It seeks to demystify the process of monograph publishing and provide practical advice and tips on how best to succeed.

The workshop combines brief presentations on the stages of the publishing process and the experience of getting published. We will include time for active audience participation in which your questions and concerns will be raised and discussed.

Topics for this session will include:

  • The publishing cycle for a first monograph, from proposal to publication
  • The difference between a PhD and a monograph
  • Preparing and submitting a book proposal
  • How to choose the publisher who's right for you
  • What series editors and commissioning editors are looking for
  • Writing your monograph following the contract stage
  • What to expect from your publisher, at the proposal and post contract stages
  • Working with your publisher to the final manuscript stage
  • Images, licensing and options for Open Access publishing
  • What happens during the book production stage, and what will be expected of you as the author?
  • Promoting your book, before and after publication

After contributions from the panel, the event will take the form of a discussion involving all attendees. Those attending will be invited to submit questions in advance of the event.

This event is free to all though booking is essential.