On March 8, 2024, the Rutgers Digital Ethnography Working Group welcomed University of California Press Senior Editor, Michelle Lipinski, for the online event Demystifying Dissertation-to-Book

This talk breaks down the steps and the often winding pathways scholars can take from finishing a dissertation to publishing a book. The presentation is for doctoral students, early-career researchers, and any scholars looking to learn more about the terrain of academic book publishing. Michelle talks through common myths and misconceptions about publishing-related topics, such as: 

  • approaching acquisitions editors
  • crafting compelling book proposals
  • navigating peer review
  • obtaining publishing contracts

Watch the event recording here

The discussion ends with a short audience Q&A. For more behind-the-scenes resources on book publishing, visit the author resources section of our blog.