Kim GuintaDec 24, 2020
The Other Side of the Desk with a UP Editor
A Discussion with Kim Guinta
New Books Network 2020
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In this episode you’ll hear: an overview of the publishing process (from the author side), what makes a strong proposal, common mistakes to avoid when approaching a university press, and advice for both aspiring and seasoned authors.
Our guest is: Kimberly Guinta, Editorial Director at Rutgers University Press. In addition to managing the editorial program for the press, she is responsible for acquiring books in the areas of Anthropology, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Caribbean and Latin American Studies. Kim arrived at Rutgers University Press in 2015 from Routledge, where she spent 15 years acquiring in U.S. and Latin American History.
Your host is: Dr. Dana Malone, a higher ed scholar and practitioner. She specializes in relationships, gender, sexuality, and religious identities as well as assessment planning. Dana met Kim Guinta in 2015 when Kim served as the acquiring editor for Dana’s book, From Single to Serious. Things that make Dana’s heart happy include making delicious, healthy food, doing yoga, having inspiring conversations, and wandering the coastline of the Jersey shore.
Listeners to this episode might be interested in:
- Ask UP
- Publishing programs in NYC:
- Rachel Toor, The Chronicle of Higher Education, columns on publishing
- From Dissertation to Book (2nd ed.) by William Germano
- Getting it Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books (3rd ed.) by William Germano
- Revising Your Dissertation: Advice from Leading Editors (updated ed.) by Beth Luey
- Handbook for Academic Authors (5th ed.) by Beth Luey