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May 29, 2008

good news on the publication front

On March 6, an acquisitions editor at Stanford University Press invited me to submit my book manuscript.

A commitment to review is a long way from a commitment to publish. The e-mail said, in part, "Please know that our readers can smell a dissertation from a mile away, and so we encourage first-time authors to make truly substantive revisions to their dissertations so they can stand on their own as books. We contract just a handful of truly outstanding revised dissertations each year." Nevertheless, getting an invitation to submit a manuscript is an important step. I hope to have the manuscript reading to send to Stanford by mid-August. - Norty