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  Book Publishing Workshop  

Peter Potter, Director, Virginia Tech Publishing, and Nadine Zimmerli, Editor for History and Social Sciences, UVA Press, will be holding a virtual book publishing workshop. The workshop will provide an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to learn more about the changing world of academic book publishing in the humanities and social sciences.

Topics of discussion include:
- How to locate the appropriate publisher for your work
- How to prepare an attractive prospectus
- How to turn your thesis into a book
- The peer review process
- Financial realities of scholarly publishing
- Open Access and new digital horizons
- What to expect of your publisher and what your publisher will expect of you

The workshop will be held via Zoom. For more information, please contact Tom Ewing ( or Peter Potter (

Peter Potter is Publishing Director in the University Libraries at Virginia Tech and Visiting Program Officer for the Association of Research Libraries in support of Toward an Open Access Monograph Ecosystem (TOME). In 2017 he launched Virginia Tech Publishing, a digital-first, open-access publisher that also offers consulting, education, and outreach to members of the university community. Before this he held senior positions at the university presses of Wesleyan, Penn State, and Cornell.

Nadine Zimmerli is the Editor for History and Social Sciences at UVA Press. Zimmerli holds a PhD in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and got her start in academic publishing at the University of Wisconsin Press as the project assistant for the George L. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History. She is the Associate Editor of Books at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, and edited award-winning books in various subfields of early American history, such as Susanah Shaw Romney's "New Netherland Connections: Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America," Cecile Fromont's "The Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo," and Robert G. Parkinson's "The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution."

Price: Free; register here:
Sponsor: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Contact: Tom Ewing
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