How to get published - Talk by Katie Peace at Applied Linguistics Association of Australia 2017

Getting your First (or Next) Academic Book Published - Some tips to help you succeed

Considering publishing your first monograph book? Or not sure how to get your next book published with a top publisher? This talk will guide you through everything you need to know to get your first (or next) academic book published. Offering top tips to help you succeed, as well as pitfalls to avoid and additional resources to guide you whilst writing. Topics covered include:

  • Some background to academic publishing
  • What commissioning editors are looking for
  • Preparing a book proposal
  • Identifying a suitable publisher and book series
  • Some hints and tips about writing
  • The publishing process
  • Q&A and book proposal discussion

Applied Linguistics Association of Australia

The Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) is the national organisation for applied linguistics in Australia. This years event will take place 27- 29th November, New Zealand. ALAA aims to provide leadership in applied linguistics and supports the development of teaching, learning and research in the field. ALAA includes national and international members and is affiliated with the Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée (AILA).

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About the Speaker

Katie Peace is a Commissioning Editor for Linguistics, Education and Behavioural Science books at Routledge. She has been working in publishing in both Asia and Europe for over 15 years. Her career has spanned every type of publishing from magazines, textbook publishing and custom publishing as well as digital and online content. She has worked for Taylor & Francis in both journals and books publishing for seven years. Based in Taylor & Francis’s Singapore office, she is responsible for commissioning research books from Asia Pacific authors.

About Routledge, Taylor & Francis

Routledge is the Humanities and Social Sciences imprint of Taylor & Francis Publishing group, one of the World’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, e-books and reference works. To find out more about our books publishing programme, visit: