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Selecting, Accepting and Rejecting: tips for up and coming scholars on getting published – by Matthew Pitman

June 25, 2015

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If you are at the stage of your career (or research) where publishing a book is on the horizon, there are a number of factors to consider.  Matthew Pitman, Senior Commissioning Editor at Edward Elgar Publishing, offers some advice about the options and choices involved.

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Starting a new Journal – by Ben Booth

June 4, 2015

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Academic publishers are certainly open to proposals for new journals, but are also mindful of the difficulties in establishing a publication which will be successful over the long term. So what are the factors you should be mindful of when proposing a new journal?  Ben Booth, Senior Commissioning Editor at Edward Elgar, considers the challenges and opportunities of starting a new journal.

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How to Promote Your New Book – by Liz Wager

June 2, 2015

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So after months of research and virtual pencil-chewing, writing, rewriting, editing and proofreading, your finished book has finally been printed. So what next? As of 2010 Google reported there are 129,864,880 books in the world. Faced with a statistic like this, how do you get your pride and joy noticed?  Liz Wager, Senior Promotions Executive at Edward Elgar Publishing, gives her top tips for making your book stand out from the crowd.

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What Makes a Good Edited Scholarly Book? By Luke Adams

February 17, 2015

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What Makes a Good Scholarly Edited Book?

From Handbooks to conference volumes, edited books are often part of the core academic literature.  But editing scholarly books can sometimes seem daunting and confusing.  Our Law Publisher, Luke Adams, explains what makes a good edited scholarly work.

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How Academic Publishers Decide What to Publish – by Alan Sturmer

December 18, 2014

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Almost all academic publishers look at three key things when deciding whether to publish a proposed book. Our Executive Editor Alan Sturmer considers how authors can use this knowledge to choose the right publisher and make the best possible book proposal.

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