Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The director of the University of Arizona Press at Georgetown

As part of this office's ongoing effort to bring authors and university press publishers together, we are pleased to host Dr. Christine Szuter, director of the University of Arizona Press, for a question and answer session about book publishing on March 14 at 10:30 a.m. The location will be the Book Lab townhouse (right). Dr. Szuter will answer your questions about university press publishing as it pertains to her experience at Arizona. Every press is different in vital ways, so this is your chance to get to know what makes this publisher unique.

Possible topics include: (1) What is Arizona's editorial vision and scope, and how does it stand out from its peers? (2) How much publicity can and should the press handle, and what is the author responsible for? How can an author work with a university press publisher and also with book promotion resources here at Georgetown to increase a book's sales? (3) How does the peer review process work at Arizona? Is it a perfect system (short answer... it never is)? (4) What happens if Arizona rejects a book? Can and should the author ever try the press again? (5) What is the policy on subventions? How does Dr. Szuter feel about them, when and why does the press ask for them, and what do they mean for authors? (6) Rights! In this office I'm always suggesting that authors keep their copyright. But Dr. Szuter points out that with rights come responsibilities. Learn more about what owning your copyright means, and how you can and should exploit your reserved rights.

What: Q&A with Dr. Christine Szuter, Director of the University of Arizona Press
When: Wednesday, March 14, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Book Lab townhouse (see address at right)

All are welcome, but because of space considerations,
RSVPs are a must!