One Book/Five Ways

The Publishing Procedures of Five University Presses

Edited by the Association of American University Presses and Joyce Kachergis

One Book/Five Ways
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Edited by the Association of American University Presses and Joyce Kachergis

344 pages | 10 halftones, 10 line drawings | 8-1/2 x 11 | © 1978
Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780226030241 Published May 1994
A testament to the ingenuity of scholarly presses, One Book/Five Ways is a fascinating experiment in comparative publishing. This book records the history of a single manuscript, entitled No Time for Houseplants, submitted to five different university presses—Chicago, MIT, North Carolina, Texas, and Toronto—and then actually published by the University of Oklahoma Press. Each of the five model publishers agreed to treat the book as a real project accepted for publication and to compile a log of procedures they followed. These logs include correspondence, budgets, forms, layouts, and specifications, providing an insider's look at the path a manuscript takes through the various departments of each press, from editorial to marketing.

With a new Foreword discussing changes in publishing since 1978 and an Afterword commenting on the actual publication of No Time for Houseplants, One Book/Five Ways is a unique educational tool for anyone interested in the publishing process.
Contents
Foreword to the 1994 Edition by Joyce Kachergis
Acknowledgments
Introduction by Chandler Grannis
The University of Chicago Press
Acquisitions and Administration
Editorial
Production and Design
Sales and Promotion
The MIT Press
Acquisitions and Administration
Editorial
Production and Design
Sales and Promotion
The University of North Carolina Press
Acquisitions and Administration
Editorial
Production and Design
Sales and Promotion
University of Texas Press
Acquisitions and Administration
Editorial
Production and Design
Sales and Promotion
University of Toronto Press
Acquisitions and Administration
Editorial
Production and Design
Sales and Promotion
Afterword: What Do You Make of a "Make-believe" Book? by William Kaufmann
One Book Six Ways:
The University of Oklahoma Press
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
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