Most of the time we don’t think about authors having to bear any of the costs of publication—but even among reputable academic presses, there will be expenses borne by the author, not the publisher.
This is the first in a series of posts offering a quick overview of what costs you might encounter.
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It’s been quiet around here, hasn’t it? All I can say is… travel out-of-town will really rack a schedule, no?
We’ll be back to our regularly-programmed schedule as of tomorrow, but in the meantime I wanted to offer a few quick updates.
First, regarding the Heifer International Challenge: I’ve just processed a donation of $50. That’s $20 [...]
I’ve been thinking about gifts lately. (Go figure.)
In particular, I’ve been thinking about why it feels… awkward… sometimes to receive a gift, as an editor, from an author. Or to be more precise, from a would-be author.
In my experience, gift-giving between authors and editors isn’t reaching epidemic proportions. If it happens at all, it tends [...]
While searching out advice on nonfiction book proposals for you, I came across this tidbit:
Acquisitions editors, your publisher’s “gate-keepers,”… are notoriously risk adverse. If a book doesn’t sell, or if an author doesn’t perform, they’re the one who has to answer their co-workers and superiors. On the other hand, even if a book turns out [...]