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Professor of Canadian politics. Author of Whipped: Party Discipline in Canada & Brand Command: Canadian Politics and Democracy in the Age of Message Control.
May 23 13 tweets 8 min read
What makes a well-written book?📚

Check out the following #writing tips.

Suggestions from editors at McGill-Queen’s University Press (@McGillQueensUP), University of British Columbia Press (@UBCPress) & University of Toronto Press (@utpress).

Hope this is helpful! Thread: 🧵👇 1/ Write clearly! Read Strunk and White’s Elements of Style, and follow that advice. Discussing complicated ideas does not necessarily mean complicated writing. (Randy Schmidt, @randyubcp) #ElementsofStyle
May 18 16 tweets 9 min read
Book proposals: What’s involved? How do you write them? Here are 14 tips from editors Emily Andrew of @McGillQueensUP, Randy Schmidt of @UBCPress and Dan Quinlan of @utpress. They’ll have more to say at a panel at #congressh in Toronto. A thread… 🧵 Image 1. Before you submit a book proposal, meet with an acquisition editor to form a relationship. This way when the proposal arrives it will have a face and a conversation attached. 🤝(@eandreweditor) #bookproposal
May 17 9 tweets 6 min read
Interested in publishing an academic book? Here’s some tips from acquisition editors Dan Quinlan of @utpress, Emily Andrew of @McGillQueensUP and Randy Schmidt of @UBCPress as we prepare for a publishing panel at #CPSA2023 that I’ll be moderating. A thread… 🧵 ImageImageImageImage 1. Research the publisher. Familiarize yourself with their books. Address your first correspondence to the acquisitions editor by name. No “Dear Editor”! (Dan Quinlan @utpress) #publishing