How to get your book published

About this video

While journal articles are an ideal way to share the results of new research, books tend to cover topics in more depth, and usually have a longer shelf life.

In this module, Nancy Maragioglio, a Senior Acquisitions Editor for Elsevier S&T Books, provides an overview of the variety of reference books used in scholarly publishing, from major reference works to series and serials.

She explores the unique differences between professional reference books and journals – for example, did you know that book proposals, rather than chapters, are peer-reviewed?  She also offers early to mid-career researchers valuable advice on how to write a persuasive book proposal, and unlocks the secrets of what acquisitions editors and reviewers are really looking for.

You will come away with a clear understanding of the elements required to build a strong book proposal, how to identify when you are ready to submit, and what to consider when choosing a publisher.

About the presenter

Nancy Maragioglio

Senior Acquisitions Editor Books, Elsevier

Nancy Maragioglio is a publishing professional with over 25 years of experience in mass market, trade and STEM publishing, including more than ten years with Elsevier’s Academic Press imprint. Her extensive background includes roles as National Sales Manager – Special Markets, National Marketing Manager, content development and content acquisition, giving her a strong appreciation for the full publishing process. She is dedicated to those whose work she publishes and enjoys working closely with her authors and editors to ensure the highest possible quality publications. Nancy began her publishing career in New York City, and now works with Elsevier colleagues in offices from Waltham to San Diego to Sao Paulo to Cambridge.


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