I’m off to the University of Michigan next week to lead an Ideas on Fire workshop on Publishing Your First Book, specifically aimed at early-career faculty in global media studies.

Revising your dissertation into a book requires more than cutting the lit review and adding a new chapter. It requires framing the entire project from a student exercise to a cohesive scholarly contribution that diverse audiences will actually buy.

This hands-on, all-day workshop covers how to identify your book’s audience, craft a new frame, revise the argument for that audience, and find the best publisher for your project.

Attendees will also workshop their book proposal draft, getting feedback from developmental editor Cathy Hannabach of Ideas on Fire and editorial director Mary Francisco of the University of Michigan Press.

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