Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center
303 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611

October 8,  2021
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Friday, October 8 • 10:15am - 11:45am
The Birth of a Book: How to Write a Book Proposal

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10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Treinens Conference Room

The Birth of a Book: How to Write a Book Proposal

This workshop will introduce participants to the practical, "nuts and bolts" involved in preparing and submitting a book proposal (prospectus) to a commercial or not-for-profit publisher. Participants will outline a book proposal; describe the book's intended audience (market); draft a PERT chart for book project management; and recognize the challenges of producing and editing a multi-author volume vs. a solo monograph. The workshop aims to remove the mystery from book authorship, production, and publication.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will:
  1. Recognize that a book project is synthetic scholarship that usually originates from routine professional work;
  2. Draft a book proposal (prospectus) for a multi-author (edited) volume or a single author monograph;
  3. Acknowledge book publication sequelae:  rights and ownership, distribution, marketing, royalties, translation, subsequent editions, etc.

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William McGaghie, PhD

Faculty, Department of Medical Education
William C. McGaghie, PhD, is professor of medical education and preventive medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Dr. McGaghie has been engaged in medical and health professions education research and scholarship for 45 years. He has authored... Read More →

Friday October 8, 2021 10:15am - 11:45am CDT
Treinens Conference Room 302 East Superior Street, Chicago IL 60611