How to Publish an Academic Book with Ilya Somin

How do you choose an academic publisher? What should you say in your book proposal? How do you promote your book to other scholars, the media, and the broader public?

Join Ilya Somin, professor of law at George Mason University, on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 2:00 – 3:15pm EDT for a live-streamed conversation about how to successfully publish an academic book, from the idea stage to securing a publisher to a full-fledged marketing campaign. Somin, the author of several books including Free to Move (Oxford University Press, 2020) and Democracy and Political Ignorance (Stanford University Press, 2013), has published his advice in a five-part series with IHS: 

(1) How to Decide Whether to Publish an Academic Book, (2) Choosing a Publisher, (3) Getting Your Proposal Accepted, (4) The Writing Process, (5) Promoting Your Book

Somin’s remarks will be followed by a moderated Q&A.

ILYA SOMIN is Professor of Law at George Mason University. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, democratic theory, federalism, and migration rights.  He is the author of Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom (Oxford University Press, 2020), Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter (Stanford University Press, revised and expanded second edition, 2016), and The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain (University of Chicago Press, 2015, rev. paperback ed., 2016), coauthor of A Conspiracy Against Obamacare: The Volokh Conspiracy and the Health Care Case (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), and co-editor of Eminent Domain: A Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2017).  Democracy and Political Ignorance has been translated into Italian and Japanese.

Note: IHS offers significant financial support to academics interested in publishing an edited volume or special journal issue. Learn more about publication support opportunities here