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Author / Creator:Luey, Beth, author.
Edition:Sixth edition.
Imprint:Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2022.
Description:xii, 284 pages ; 24 cm
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Academic writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Art d'écrire.
Écrivains et éditeurs.
Écriture savante -- Guides, manuels, etc.
Academic writing.
Authors and publishers.
Handbooks and manuals.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12771129
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"When our work is accepted, we share our happiness with colleagues. When it is rejected, we keep our disappointment to ourselves. That very natural response unfortunately makes an author receiving that first rejection believe (despite the statistics on acceptance rates) that this has never happened to anyone else. At some point, something you write will be rejected by a journal or book publisher. To lessen the trauma, I'm going to tell you the story of this book - now in its sixth edition, with thousands of copies sold around the world. The story begins with a rejection letter. In 1985 I completed a manuscript that I titled "A Handbook for Academic Authors" and asked a colleague to read it for me. I knew he was an excellent critical reader, though totally tactless. I revised to respond to his many comments and sent the manuscript to University Press A, which I thought was an obvious fit. They rejected it almost immediately, with what I suspect was a form letter. I was irritated, but because it clearly hadn't gone to outside readers I felt the rejection had nothing to do with the quality of my work. The next day I sent query letters and sample chapters to twelve publishers: six university presses, and six commercial publishers of quality nonfiction. Soon two more rejection letters arrived on a single day: a university press editor informed me that it was an excellent idea but more suitable for a trade publisher; a trade editor said it was an excellent idea but belonged at a university press. Two more form rejections followed"--
Other form:Online version: Luey, Beth Handbook for academic authors. Sixth edition New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2022 9781009063876

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