Publishing Explained

Ask UP: Authors Seeking Knowledge from University Presses

This site is a treasure trove for authors looking for more information about publishing. Topics include the life cycle of a book, how to promote your journal article, and peer review.

GU Press follows most of these guidelines, but don’t hesitate to reach out directly with specific questions.

Additional Resources

Check out this list of publications, websites, and videos that provide guidance and advice on a range of topics.

General Publishing Advice

Derricourt, Robin. 2018. An Author’s Guide to Scholarly Publishing. Princeton University Press.

Germano, William. 2016. Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books, 3rd edition. University of Chicago Press.


Harris, Raychelle. “Seizing Academic Power: Creating Deaf Counter-Narratives with Commentary.” [in ASL]

Luey, Beth. 2022. Handbook for Academic Authors, 6th edition. Cambridge University Press. 


Meulder, Maartje De, Dai O'Brien, and Annelies Kusters. 2015. “Publish or Perish: The Case for Deaf Academia.” Presentation at the Deaf Academics conference in Leuven, Belgium. [in IS]

Portwood-Stacer, Laura. 2021. The Book Proposal Book: A Guide for Scholarly Authors. Princeton University Press.

Dissertation to Book

Germano, William. 2013. From Dissertation to Book, 2nd edition. University of Chicago Press. 

Knox, Katelyn E., and Allison Van Deventer. 2023. The Dissertation-to-Book Workbook: Exercises for Developing and Revising Your Book Manuscript. University of Chicago Press. 

Luey, Beth, editor. 2007. Revising your Dissertation: Advice from Leading Editors, updated edition. University of California Press.