An Introduction to Academic Book Publishing: A Talk by Two Editors from Princeton University Press

The Humanities and Social Sciences Association is happy to announce that two editors from Princeton University Press, a leading academic press, will be coming to UC Berkeley to provide an overview of the publishing landscape.  


Topics will include the types of academic book publishers, the general operations of a publisher, and the means by which books are acquired, produced, marketed, and sold.  The editors will also address the process of becoming an author, from preparing your book proposal, titling your project, and writing a compelling description, to thinking through such elements as illustrations programs, permissions, and outside funding.  They will be very happy to answer questions, both general and specific to their individual fields.


Eric I. Schwartz is Senior Editor, Sociology & Cognitive Science at Princeton University Press. He has a PhD in political science from The New School for Social Research, has worked previously for Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Springer-Verlag, is a past president of the Book Industry Guild of New York, and is a present member of the Admissions and Standards Committee for the Association of American University Presses.

Michelle Komie is Executive Editor for art and architecture at Princeton University Press. Prior to joining Princeton, she was senior editor for art and architecture at Yale University Press, where she worked in acquisitions for thirteen years. Titles on her list have received publication awards from the Association of Asian Studies, the College Art Association, the Foundation of Landscape Studies, the Society of Architectural Historians, and the Urban History Association. She holds a BA and BFA from Washington University in St. Louis.