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From Dissertation to Published Book: a Cambridge University Press Event

Location: Robert H. Blackburn Room - 4th floor Robarts Library, Rm. 4036

Interested in turning your PhD dissertation into a book? In this workshop, two Cambridge University Press editors will relate their experiences in the publishing world and present strategies for writing a book and getting it published. 

Attend this workshop and learn about: 

  • The writing process and how to format chapter titles, permissions, etc. 
  • Market conditions, ideas on what editors are looking for in a manuscript, and pitfalls to avoid.
  • How to select an appropriate publisher.
  • Strategies on how to give your book the best chance of getting published.



Beatrice Rehl, Publisher of Cambridge University Press' Religious Studies and Archaeology lists. A graduate of Princeton University, she earned her PhD in Art history at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Amongst other publishing activities, she currently serves as a judge for the American Association of Publishers' PROSE Awards.

Robert Dreesen, Senior Editor for Political Science and Sociology at Cambridge University Press. He has been with CUP for thirteen years. Before that, he was a trade editor at Penguin and Harcourt Brace.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm
Robarts Library
St. George (Downtown) Campus

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