Using the tag #AcWriMo, writers around the world discuss their goals and progress, and share resources throughout November. Find the evolving series here. If you log into MethodSpace, you will be subscribed and receive new posts by email.
Lots of questions were posed during the Write a Book! From Acquisition to Publication webinar. Find responses on MethodSpace over the coming weeks by following the Q & A tag. Use the comment area to area to add your questions about writing and publishing books.
I’ll start by highlighting relevant material from our archives. Come back to get the webinar recording, and more Q & A!
1. What about co-authoring?
Each month, MethodSpace focuses on a particular theme, and collaboration was featured in December of 2018. These posts include material on co-authoring and collaborative writing. Find the series here.
Here is the link to a MethodSpace series specific to editing a collection.
This SAGE Research Methods Reading List features books, chapters, and videos on co-authoring, collaborative research and writing. If your library doesn’t have a subscription, and you would like to access the materials listed here, explore SAGE Research Methods with a free trial.
Here are some additional posts from the open access Textbook and Academic Authors Association blog.
- Before entering a co-authoring relationship, sign a collaboration agreement and Create a collaboration agreement with your co-author
- Bringing in a co-author requires ‘reconstitution’ of book project
- Co-authoring & writing collaboration: Planning strategies for success
- What to consider before co-authoring
Q&A: How do you phase out a co-author? Recording from a previous TAA webinar: Plan, Propose, and Publish an Edited Book. I’ll be offering a members-only webinar for TAA, Tuesday, December 3, 2-3 pm ET: Practical Strategies for Collaborating With Peers
2. Where can I learn more about book acquisitions at SAGE Publications?
Here’s the link to the Books Acquisitions page for the US office: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/book-author-editors
And for the UK and Asia Pacific offices: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/node/157645
And for the India office: https://in.sagepub.com/en-in/sas/publishing-your-book-with-sage-india
The US office publishes books from authors residing in the US and Canada, India publishes books from authors in South Asia, Singapore publishes books from authors in Southeast and Eastern Asia, and the UK office publishes books from authors in Europe and the rest of the world.