Publishing Your Book: A Seminar on Humanities Book Publication

Robert Lockhart

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bachelor Hall Reading Room (BAC 337)
Reception to follow

This seminar will address the process of publishing a new book.  Topics will include how (and how not) to craft a successful book proposal and cover letter; how to work with an editor; the publication process; model proposals; moving from dissertation to book; contemporary publishing at a university press; and more.  The session will include a lengthy question and answer session.  


Sponsored by Miami University Humanities Center
For more information, contact Timothy Melley

Robert Lockhart is Senior Editor at the University of Pennsylvania Press, where he acquires books in all areas of U.S. history, as well as urban studies, American studies, and regional interest. Recent and representative publications include Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America, by Quincy Mills; Empire of Vines: Wine Culture in America, by Erica Hannickel; and Seasons of Misery: Catastrophe and Colonial Settlement in Early America, by Kathleen Donegan. Lockhart has more than 20 years of experience in university press publishing--first at the Smithsonian Institution Press and, for the past 15 years, at Penn. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history.