Book Proposal Shortcut for Busy ScholarsCourse
Increase your chances of success with scholarly book publishers! You'll finish this self-paced course with an outstanding book proposal, a list of best-fit presses, and a submission strategy personalized to *your* goals and timeline.
Webinar: How to Publish a Book from Your DissertationCourse
Learn how to reframe your dissertation project so publishers will see it as an appealing future book. This webinar will explain what scholarly publishers are looking for in new books and how to increase your chances of a positive response.
How to Work with a Developmental EditorCourse
Curious about getting help from a developmental editor on your scholarly manuscripts? This webinar will introduce you to developmental editing as a service available to authors of academic books and journal articles.
Navigating Scholarly Publishing as a Racially Minoritized AuthorCourse
Racism and inequity are real problems in scholarly book publishing, at both structural and individual levels. This panel discussion addresses those issues head-on and offers insight for scholars who are preparing to navigate the process.
Book Proposal Accelerator January 2024Course
Increase your chances of success with scholarly book publishers! You'll finish this instructor-guided course with an outstanding book proposal, a list of best-fit presses, and a submission strategy personalized to *your* goals and timeline.
Manuscript Works Author SupportCommunity
A private hub for ongoing support in your scholarly book publishing journey. Get advice about publishers, peer review, offers and contracts; celebrate your milestones; and join live Q&A sessions with Laura and other Manuscript Works authors.
Many scholars want to publish books, whether to fulfill career expectations or personal goals.
Yet the academy provides little training or support to help you achieve the results you want.
Manuscript Works, run by Laura Portwood-Stacer, PhD, has a mission to guide academic authors through the publishing process with honesty and empathy to produce books you can feel proud to share with the world.
Like most aspects of academia, scholarly publishing is full of norms that require social and cultural capital—or years of trial and error—to master.
Manuscript Works’ courses, workshops, and online programs cut through the mystery and give you straight answers to questions you may not have known to ask.
You’ve poured years of life and labor into your scholarship. You know it’s time to get it out there, but you’re unsure about the next steps you need to take.
Imagine submitting your book proposal or finished manuscript, certain that it will impress publishers and peer reviewers and demonstrate your project’s value for readers. Manuscript Works will give you the support you need to do just that, with the confidence that you’re on the right track every step of the way.