How to...Publish Your First Book

28 November, 2022, 1–2 pm EST (online)
Organized by the SAH Minority Scholars Affiliate Group

How can you get your first book published? How do you transform your thesis into a book? What makes your book successful? And how do you navigate the often confusing and daunting world of academic book publishing? As part of a larger “How to ... “series, this information session will provide emerging scholars from equity deserving groups with insights into the world of publishing.

Participants will learn:

  • Tips and Tricks for crafting book proposals
  • What the process looks like from inquiry to print
  • What criteria book publishers use for selecting book projects


Jonathan Crago

  • Editor in Chief
  • McGill-Queen's University Press                     

Eleanor (Ellie) H. Goodman, Ph.D. 

  • Executive Editor
  • Penn State University Press

Hosted by:

Madhuri Desai, Ph.D. 

  • Associate Professor of Art History and Asian Studies
  • Department of Art History
  • The Pennsylvania State University

Ipek Türeli, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Canada Research Chair in Architectures of Spatial Justice
  • Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture
  • McGill University                                                    

The information session will include a panel of two speakers who will provide key strategies for getting your first book published, followed by a Q&A session. The event will be on zoom on Monday, November 28th, from 1-2 pm (EST).  

To register for the event, click here.

For more opportunities, please look at our website.


SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610