Going Public – Insights into Monograph Publishing
The monograph – usually a single authored output based on significant original research – remains an integral component of the academic landscape in the arts and humanities. While often about the same length as a doctoral thesis, there are important differences in scholarly intent and style/presentation. The process of securing a contract for a monograph – either with a university/academic press, or with a trade publisher – can be complex to navigate as a first time author without an established track record. In this online training seminar, Professor Paul Lawrence (DTP Director) will discuss, with Alex Wright (Head of Humanities, Senior Executive Publisher – Cambridge University Press) and Dr Leah Broad (Junior Research Fellow, Christ Church, Oxford and author of Quartet – Faber & Faber), how to decide whether (and where) to publish your first monograph, and how best to go about securing a contract.