Prefaces and Introductions

What to look for in a developmental editor

Some Manuscript Works Housekeeping

The 4 Basic Audiences for Scholarly Books

A Cringe-Worthy Author Faux Pas

On Simultaneous Submissions

Last Chance to Join the Book Proposal Accelerator

Editors are People Too

The Top 5 Problems of Style

Are You Good Company?

An August Update

How Long Should Your Book Be?

Don't Convert Your Diss into a Book

Demystifying Author Platform

Pro Tips for Competing Titles

Comps Are Not A Lit Review

There's No One Right Way to Write a Proposal

Titles Are Tools

Perspective from an Acquiring Editor

2 Tips for Outstanding Chapter Summaries


Collected writing and book publishing advice for academic authors from developmental editor and consultant Laura Portwood-Stacer, PhD, of