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Finding the Right Publisher for Your First Book

November 7, 2017 Blog

Publishing your first book is both exciting and daunting. Working with the right publisher can make all the difference though. Here's how to identify the presses that can best help your first book to shine.

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Sunaina Marr Maira on The 9/11 Generation

May 15, 2017 Blog

Come join Ideas on Fire for an Author Meets Critics sessions at the 2017 Cultural Studies Association conference, featuring Sunaina Marr Maira discussing her book The 9/11 Generation: Youth, Rights, & Solidarity in the War on Terror.

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Rebekah Sheldon on The Child to Come

May 12, 2017 Blog

Come join Ideas on Fire for an Author Meets Critics sessions at the 2017 Cultural Studies Association conference, featuring Rebekah Sheldon discussing her book The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe.

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Tressie McMillan Cottom on Lower Ed

May 8, 2017 Blog

Come join Ideas on Fire for an Author Meets Critics sessions at the 2017 Cultural Studies Association conference, featuring Tressie McMillan Cottom discussing her book Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy.

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Minh-Ha T. Pham on Asians Wear Clothes on the Internet

May 6, 2017 Blog

Come join Ideas on Fire for an Author Meets Critics sessions at the 2017 Cultural Studies Association conference, featuring Minh-Ha T. Pham discussing her book Asians Wear Clothes on the Internet: Race, Gender, and the Work of Personal Style Blogging.

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Crafting an Academic 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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Building Your Professional Academic Website

January 31, 2017 Blog

The start of a new year is a great time to finally build your professional academic website. Your professional website services as a central hub for information about you and your projects. Here are tips on how to build an academic website that showcases your awesome work.

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Tips for Being a Good Podcast Guest

Tips for Being a Great Podcast Guest

November 8, 2016 Blog

Podcasts are a fantastic way for authors, artists, and cultural workers to get the word out about their work, market their books, and connect with new audiences. Here are our best tips on how to be a good podcast guest or how to best prepare for a podcast interview.

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Weekend Reading: “Mesearch” and the Politics of Privilege

October 27, 2016 Blog

This week, our reading list has us considering the structural realities of the classroom, what's missing from the current discourse on self-care, positionality in "mesearch," and useful tips both for writing and promoting what you've written.

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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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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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