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Demystifying the Book Publication Process: From Peer Review to Published Author

May 26, 2021 at 1:00pm2:00pm EDT

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The Syracuse University Humanities Center, Office of Research, College of Arts and Sciences, and The Graduate School are pleased to host Peggy Solic, Acquisitions Editor with Syracuse University Press to offer, “Demystifying the Book Publication Process: From Peer Review to Published Author”:

You’ve found a publisher and your book manuscript has been accepted for peer review. But what happens next? I’ll walk you through what to expect throughout peer review, to contracting, copy editing, production, and marketing your book.

All attendees will be entered in a raffle to receive a half-hour consultation on their book proposal with Peggy!

Peggy Solic is an Acquisitions Editor with Syracuse University Press. She has a Ph.D in history from Ohio State University, and acquires in the fields of Middle East Studies, Indigenous Studies, Geography, and New York State.

This is part 2 of a two-part series on academic book publishing. Part 1, “Turning Your Dissertation into a Book (and Finding a Publisher!): Where to Begin,” is scheduled from 11 am -12 pm on the same day, Wednesday, May 26. More information about Part 1 may be found here.

Both sessions are open to any interested faculty, staff, and graduate students. While both sessions are geared towards humanists, all are welcome.

Please email event contacts Sarah Workman ( or Glenn Wright ( with accommodation requests by Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

This event was first published on April 28, 2021 and last updated on May 12, 2021.

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