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Admittedly, this is mysterious stu≠. The author and the editor view the same manuscript with di≠erent eyes, yet both are working to make the book as strong as possible—not merely strong on the page but strong in the market. Should your title be short or long? Some seasons it seems the loquacious title is in fashion, while for a period there seemed to be an unusually high number of two-word titles. Concentrate on what’s best for your own book, and try to avoid the most frequent pitfalls. The following are common problems with book titles as authors submit them.

All this takes the author’s time, and can cost the publisher a tidy sum. At the other end of the scale, the tour might be rather less elaborate. (Do you know anyone in Chicago who could put you up? ) If you are publishing a book with a very small house, there may simply not be a budget for any sort of touring. Many scholars overcome the limitations of their publishers’ budgets by using their own speaking engagements as book promotion opportunities. If you’re going to give a lecture anyway, contact your publisher well in advance to see if a book event might be scheduled around it.

Managing subsidiary rights. In the case of most scholarly books, the publisher will manage subsidiary rights on behalf of the author and share the income from these licenses. Basic subsidiary rights for scholarly 22 :: ch a p ter t wo books include translation into foreign languages, reprint of selections by other publishers, and photocopying. Your American publisher may also license your book to a British house for separate English-language publication in the United Kingdom and the world outside North America.

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