Online Workshops Offered

Book Proposal Bootcamp

The path to getting your book published begins with a good proposal. You may have a completed dissertation, a few rough book chapters, or even journal articles you’d like to transform into a coherent book project—but where do you start? Join Badia Ahad-Legardy, PhD for a workshop in which you will translate your research projects for a broader market, learn how to “sell” your book to academic presses, and have a completed book proposal ready to send to your preferred presses.


Part I
– Writing the Project Description (aka “the heart and soul of the proposal”)


Part II
– Developing Your Chapter Outlines: How to Shape Your “Story”

 

Part III – Know Your Market and Craft Your Market Analysis: How to Make Your Book “Sellable”

 

Part IV – Proposing Your Proposal: Choosing the Right Press and Getting Your Proposal into the Hands of an Editor

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This four-week workshop will teach you how to translate your research projects for a broader market, learn how to “sell” your book to academic presses, and have a completed book proposal ready to send to your preferred presses. As part of this workshop, you will:

  • Receive individualized attention–the workshop is limited to 8 participants.
  • Have your proposal peer-reviewed during the workshop
  • Have your proposal professionally edited at the conclusion of the workshop
  • Develop an individual “publication plan” as part of one-on-one follow-up consultation

As a bonus, we will also have a live Q&A with the Editor-in-Chief of an esteemed university press where you can have all of your book publishing questions answered on the spot!

This workshop is also available as an on-campus workshop. For more information, please click here.

Sign up for the Book Proposal Bootcamp

 

***New Workshop*** Straight Talk: How to Translate Your Academic Writing for Everyday Readers

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As academics we are trained to write to other scholars in our disciplines. Academic discourse has its place but it also excludes the people and the communities with whom we would like to share our important research. This workshop will take you through the steps of translating your scholarly research to make it accessible to a broader reading public. Each participant will come to the workshop with an essay/book chapter/conference paper she would like to “transform” and, by the end of the 3-week session, have a clear, accessible and “reformed” document ready to send to a popular outlet. In addition, the workshop will focus on developing YOUR non-academic writing voice and having the confidence to use it.

Sign up for the Straight Talk Workshop