[Publishing Seminar] Publishing Your First, or Next, Academic Book (by Routledge)


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Not sure how to get your next book published by a top publisher? Or are you a first time author, thinking of publishing your first book?

This talk will guide you through everything you need to know to get your first, or next, academic book published. To help you succeed, you will get tips from both Publisher and Author’s point of view. You will also get advice on which pitfalls to avoid and making use of additional resources to guide you whilst writing.

Topics covered include:

  • Some background to academic publishing
  • What commissioning editors are looking for
  • Preparing a book proposal
  • Some hints and tips about writing
  • The publishing process
  • Q&A and book proposal discussion

We are also very privileged to have two authors from PolyU joining our session – Prof. Peter P. Yuen and Dr. Dennis Tay. Both of them are recent Routledge authors and they will share their experiences in book publishing with Routledge.

Date : 6 Nov 2018 (Tue)
Time : 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue : Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library
Speaker : Ms. Katie Peace (Senior Books Commissioning Editor, Routledge)
Panelists: Prof. Peter P. Yuen and Dr. Dennis Tay
Registration : Please click on this link for registration.

About the Speaker

Katie Peace is the Senior Books Commissioning Editor for Routledge in Asia. She manages a team of editors in the Routledge Singapore office and is responsible for the commissioning of all types of book content in Asia. With more than 15 years’ experience in the publishing industry globally, she has insights into the academic journals and books publishing processes and specialises in advising and guiding authors to produce the best publishing output. Her career has spanned every type of publishing from academic journals and books to magazines, textbook publishing and custom publishing as well as digital and online content. She is happy to share her knowledge with early career researchers or experienced academics looking to publish their first (or next) book.

Peter P. Yuen is Dean of the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) and a Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing of PolyU. His research involves public policy formulation and evaluation, and health services management. He is an Editor of Public Administration and Policy and an Editorial Committee member of Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management. Prof. Yuen publishes extensively and his latest monograph is under contract with Routledge: Financing Long Term Care in China.

Prof. Yuen received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Master in Business Administration degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his PhD in Health Economics from the University of Birmingham.

Dennis Tay is Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at PolyU. His research covers four overlapping areas: cognitive linguistics, metaphor theory, mental healthcare communication, and the statistical modeling of discourse processes and products. He has published widely including a monograph with John Benjamins and an edited volume with Palgrave. He has a monograph publishing with Routledge in November 2018: Time Series Analysis of Discourse: Method and Case Studies, and also an edited book with Routledge under contract: Approaches to Specialized Genres.

Dr. Tay received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and his Masters in Language Studies at the National University of Singapore, and his PhD in linguistics at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

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