The book publishing process is very complex and each book proposal requires individual consideration.
The following publications, among the many available via the UWS Library, provide general insight into book publishing.
Smart, R (Ed.). (2007). An introduction to Australian book publishing / forward by Tom Keneally, Ultimo: Australian Publishers Association
Neave, L. Connor, James, & Crawford, A (Eds.). (2007). Arts of publication: Scholarly publishing in Australia and beyond. North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing
Germano, W.P. (2008). Getting it published: A guide for scholars and anyone else serious about serious books (2nd ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press
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