Preparing Authors for Publication

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Tuesday, June 13, 1:45–3:00 PM
Chair: Rebecca Allen, Marketing Coordinator, TCU Press
Panelists: Justin Race, Director, University of Nevada Press; Suzanne E. Guiod, Editor-in-Chief, Syracuse University Press; Jay Dew, Editor-in-Chief, Texas A&M University Press

What can university presses do to smooth the orientation process for new authors? What can we do to ensure a strong and prepared start for each new project? University presses use a variety of questionnaires, checklists, and guidelines to try to give their authors and themselves the best start possible. What works? What doesn’t? This session will explore an array of strategies for introducing authors to the university press world, gathering necessary information and materials for publication, and establishing and managing author expectations, all while fostering good author-publisher relations. The goal of this session is to identify an array of concrete tactics accessible to university presses of any size.

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