Book Publishing Seminar

| March 17, 2023
Submitted by Bani Rafeh for PhD

James MacNevin, senior editor at the University of British Columbia Press, is holding a book publishing talk at McMaster University.

The talk will focus on scholarly book publishing and provides an opportunity to learn about the process of publishing with a university press in Canada. Discussion topics include:

  • what distinguishes university presses from other publishers
  • how to locate the appropriate publisher for your work
  • how to prepare an attractive prospectus
  • how to turn your thesis into a book
  • the peer review process
  • sources of funding for scholarly monographs
  • what to expect of your publisher and what your publisher will expect of you

This session is open to all faculty, advanced PhD students, and postdoctoral fellows.


Wednesday, March 29

  • Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm (ET)
  • Location: Zoom
  • More information can be found at

If you are unable to attend but would like to set up a separate meeting to discuss a specific book proposal, please email James MacNevin at

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