What's covered in this workshop?


This 90-minute workshop will:

  • Walk participants through the acquisitions process for scholarly books
  • Explain when and how to approach acquisitions editors
  • Help you create a personalized submission strategy that works for you and your goals
  • Offer tips on ensuring your book pitch doesn't sound like a dissertation
  • Provide ample time for participant Q&A

The workshop will be to be held live via Zoom on Friday, September 24th, 2021 at 10am PDT. Registrants will be provided supplementary handouts and will be able to access a recording and transcript of the workshop for 30 days following the live workshop.


Hi, I'm Laura Portwood-Stacer.


I'm a publishing consultant and developmental editor for scholarly authors. My business, Manuscript Works, has been around since 2015. Through one-on-one client work and my Book Proposal Accelerator program, I've helped hundreds of academics craft book proposals and connect with editors at university presses and other publishers. I'm also the author of The Book Proposal Book: A Guide for Scholarly Authors, forthcoming from Princeton University Press.

Choose a Pricing Option

$50

Workshop: Set Up for Publishing Success

90-minute workshop to be held live via Zoom on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 10am PDT. Registrants will be provided supplementary handouts and will be able to access a recording and transcript of the workshop for 30 days.

Other pricing options are available if $50 is outside your budget. If you have institutional funding or can otherwise afford the $50 fee, please consider registering at this price.

$30

Workshop: Set Up for Publishing Success

90-minute workshop to be held live via Zoom on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 10am PDT. Registrants will be provided supplementary handouts and will be able to access a recording and transcript of the workshop for 30 days.


There is no difference in what you get if you choose this pricing option instead of the full $50 price. This $30 option is here for people with more limited budgets. If you have institutional funding or can otherwise afford the $50 fee, please consider registering at that price.

$10

Workshop: Set Up for Publishing Success

90-minute workshop to be held live via Zoom on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 10am PDT. Registrants will be provided supplementary handouts and will be able to access a recording and transcript of the workshop for 30 days.


There is no difference in what you get if you choose this pricing option instead of the full $50 price. This $10 option is here for people with more limited budgets. If you have institutional funding or can otherwise afford the $50 fee, please consider registering at that price.