2014 Baby Steps: The Care and Feeding of First-Time Authors (and Revised Dissertations)

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In this roundtable discussion, experienced acquisitions editors talk about the processes involved in helping first-time authors and working with revised dissertations. The wide-ranging discussion delves deeply into the following issues: formatting of manuscripts, guidance through the peer review and revision processes, management of author expectations regarding marketing and sales, title and design conversations, and the inevitable talking of new authors down from the ledge when things go wrong. Q&A (i.e., trading war stories) will occur in the session's latter half.

Chair: Walter Biggins, Senior Acquisitions Editor, University of Georgia Press

Panelists: Beth Bouloukos, Acquisitions Editor, State University of New York Press

Gita Manaktala, Editorial Director, MIT Press

Ken Wissoker, Editorial Director, Duke University Press

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