How to Get Your Academic Book Published

Ilya Somin
Have you considered taking on the challenge of writing and publishing an academic book? Have you already started writing but feel unsure about how to approach an academic publisher? Join Ilya Somin in this four-part workshop dedicated to guiding interested scholars through the academic book publishing process––from deciding whether to try writing an academic book through submitting a proposal, choosing a publisher, and actually writing the book.
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In this workshop, Ilya will share his insight into the academic book publishing process. Each session of the workshop will focus on a critical part of the process including: 

  • The all-important question of how you should decide whether to try writing a book in the first place, and choosing a publisher
  • How to draft a successful book proposal, and an overview of the publication process..

In each session, Ilya will spend a portion of the time teaching followed by group discussion and opportunities for you to ask specific questions that pertain to your book publishing project. At the conclusion of each session, Ilya will field questions and provide verbal feedback on your book proposal or writing sample, whichever best aligns with where you are in your academic book publishing process. 

Ilya Somin has extensive experience getting academic book proposals accepted and published. He has published well-known books with Oxford University Press, University of Chicago Press, Cambridge University Press, and other leading academic publishers. He has also served as a peer reviewer for  leading publishers in in the US and Europe. At the same time, he has made plenty of mistakes in the process of working on these projects. Ilya is eager to share all of that experience—both positive and negative—and provide insight that others might be able to use through this workshop.

You can find more information about Ilya and his work at his website:

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