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Publishing Your First Book (Part 1): Public Panel Discussion

Publishing Your First Book (Part 1): Public Panel Discussion
Publishing Your First Book (Part 1): Public Panel Discussion

Time & Location

26 Mar 2019, 4:30 pm

Room 7.58, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

About the event

The School of Humanities Early Career Convivium presents:

“Publishing Your First Book (Part 1): Public Panel Discussion”

Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 4:30pm

Venue: 7.58 Run Run Shaw Tower

What does it take to transform your dissertation into a book? Join recently published authors who have worked with major academic presses to jumpstart the process of publishing your first book. This two-part series on “Publishing Your First Book” is part of the School of Humanities Early Career Convivium.

All are welcome to this open forum on the book publishing process. Topics include understanding the difference between a dissertation and a book, identifying the right press for your book, approaching acquisitions editors, developing a compelling book prospectus, managing the revision process, negotiating the contract, and considering open access publishing.


  • Dr. Harriet Hulme, HKU; author of Ethics and Aesthetics of Translation: Exploring the Work of Atxaga, Kundera and Semprún (UCL Press 2018)
  • Dr. Lucas Klein, HKU; author of The Organization of Distance: Poetry, Translation, Chineseness (Brill 2018)
  • Dr. Priscilla Song, HKU; author of Biomedical Odysseys: Fetal Cell Experiments from Cyberspace to China (Princeton University Press 2017)
  • Dr. Ronit Stahl, University of California, Berkeley; author of Enlisting Faith: How the Military Chaplaincy Shaped Religion and State in Modern America (Harvard University Press 2017)

All are welcome!

Register here

Participants who have completed a dissertation manuscript or have drafted a book manuscript are also invited to “Publishing Your First Book (Part 2): Workshop” (details here).

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