Have you got a research idea or practice research portfolio suited to being made into a book? Or an idea for a non-fiction book which might appeal to an audience beyond your academic discipline? Well, there are two words for what you should do next: ‘book proposal’. In the non-fiction world, publishers will ask an author to submit this key document (and not the entire book) as a first step to transforming your book idea into a reality. However, if you want it to emerge from the slush pile, the proposal must be clear, thoroughly researched, and ironclad.
This workshop will help sculpt your draft book proposal into its best self with a series of activities and presentations to demystify the process. We will look at the function of peer review; book proposal templates; case studies of Cass staff who have successfully proposed books; and hope to host a guest publisher at the event.
This one of the in the 2018-19 series of Cass Research Workshops. The series, which covers a range of topics – from practice as research, to academic writing, to book-publishing – aims to support and encourage Cass Staff and Postgraduate Research Students to develop key skills in academic research for artists, designers, writers, architects and other fields of creative practice.
Please note this workshop takes place in the Tower building TM1-05.
Cass Research Seminars are a series of public conversations which enable
researchers to test and present their ideas in conversation with peers
and a broader audience. The sessions seek cross-fertilisation of ideas and provoke discussion. Typically, they consist of two to three presentations of 15 minutes each followed by chaired discussion.
We had a productive year in 2017/18. Presenters found that the session deepened their work and added unexpected avenues to their thinking. All are welcome at Cass Research Seminars, both from inside and outside The Cass. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Twitter for the latest information @CassResearch