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IoF Team Favorites: All-Time Favorite Piece of Literature

July 4, 2017 Blog

Great literature inspires you, challenges you, mirrors you, and urges you to see beyond yourself. We read with purpose in academic life, but pleasure reading can also prompt us to forge new connections, think in new directions and imagine otherwise.

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Imagine Otherwise: E Patrick Johnson on Oral History, Black Gay Men, & Creativity Rituals

March 22, 2017 Podcast

E. Patrick Johnson shares his creative process, how he translates scholarly ideas into artistic work and vice versa, how Black gay men and women are crafting community-based oral histories, and how artistic and scholarly collaboration is a key way he imagines otherwise.

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Imagine Otherwise: Francisco Galarte on Chican@ Transgender Style & the Importance of Queer Brown Role Models

March 7, 2017 Podcast

Francisco Galarte considers the racialized politics of style for Chican@ queer and transgender subjects, the classroom as a social justice space, and how trans faculty of color can queer the academy.

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IoF Team Favorites: Books on Writing

February 21, 2017 Blog

Writing builds new worlds and tears down old ones, challenges the status quo, and urges us to do better. Here are our favorite books on writing—what to read when your pen needs a little inspiration, the writing guides that help us think, move us, and embolden us to imagine otherwise.

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Writing a Kick-Ass Book Proposal

Crafting a Kick-Ass Book Proposal

February 15, 2017 Blog

What makes for a great academic book proposal? What are publishers looking for and how can you make your proposal stand out from the crowd? Focusing on interdisciplinary academic monographs and edited collections, we’ll discuss finding the right acquisitions editor, submission timelines, cover letters, and the proposal itself.

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Structuring Your Dissertation or Next Book

December 13, 2016 Blog

You’re sitting on pages and pages of notes, potential outlines, and paragraphs on various topics but have yet to find the big, overarching structure or framework that ties all that stuff together into a cohesive manuscript. Here’s how to create a framework for your book or dissertation.

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IoF Team Favorites: Our Recent Reads

November 29, 2016 Blog

We’ve been reading some awesome books lately (in addition to our clients’ books, of course). Here are our recommendations for recent novels and memoirs about science fiction, queer femme and transgender parenting, intergenerational masculinities, diaspora, racial/ethnic identity, and kids fighting monsters.

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On Sale Now: Book Marketing for Academics

October 19, 2016 Blog

You conceptualized, researched, wrote, edited, and published an academic book that has the potential to have a huge impact on the world. But to have that impact, your book needs to get into the hands of the right people. Book Marketing for Academics teaches you how to do just that.

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Book Marketing, Social Media Plan

Book Marketing: Creating Your Social Media Plan

October 18, 2016 Blog

Most authors know they should be promoting their book on social media. But what does that actually mean? And how do you do it effectively? Good social media marketing begins with a plan. An excerpt from Cathy Hannabach’s new publication Book Marketing for Academics.

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Weekend Reading: Disability, Labor, and the Pros/Cons of the Tenure Track

October 13, 2016 Blog

This week, our weekend reads have us reflecting on disability, vulnerability and labor issues in academia, approaches to obtaining a job as an assistant professor, and the pros and cons to staying on the tenure track at all.

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Book Marketing, Audience & Author PLatform

Book Marketing: Audience & Author Platform

October 10, 2016 Blog

Your author platform is what gets your book noticed, sold, and used by your ideal audience—and every book needs a specific audience. Here’s how you can identify your audience and build your author platform. An excerpt from Cathy Hannabach’s new publication Book Marketing for Academics.

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