2015 Events

Opening Access: The Reinvention of the Academic Book

Tuesday, November 10
Google Hangouts on Air
3:00PM EST (60 minutes)

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How to publish the best possible scholarship in the best possible way is at the heart of AAUP members' consideration of the value of university presses and the future of the academic book. There are two parallel streams of technological and cultural change that drive these debates: the model for access to scholarship (we might think of this as "who pays?") and the format or process for "publishing" scholarship (particularly in the long-form focused fields of the humanities and social sciences.) As University Press Week is celebrated, and as part of the Academic Book Week Great Debate series, AAUP is sponsoring an online discussion between thinkers and practitioners swimming in both streams.

Moderated by Jennifer Howard (Chronicle of Higher Education), the conversation will include Frances Pinter (Manchester University Press/Knowledge Unlatched), a publisher of both traditional print and innovative Open Access monographs; Peter Suber (Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet & Society), one of the foremost theorists of Open Access; Augusta Rohrbach (author of Thinking Outside the Book), a scholar of book culture embedded in a world of digital communications; and Matthew K. Gold (CUNY Graduate Center), who, with the team on the Manifold project, is transforming scholarly publications into living digital works.

It's Not Scary: The Art of Getting Published with a Scholarly Press

Friday, November 13
Google Hangouts on Air
12:00PM EST (60 minutes)

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Join us on Friday the 13th to take the scary out of scholarly publishing. Getting from idea to published book can be tricky to navigate. This panel will discuss tips and strategies for working with scholarly presses on the life of your book—from proposal to sales and marketing.

Moderator: Ada Brunstein, Executive Editor, Oxford University Press
Speakers: Jennifer Crewe, Director, Columbia University Press; Brian Halley, Senior Editor, University of Massachusetts Press; Christie Henry, Editorial Director, Science, Social Science, and Reference, The University of Chicago Press; Ivan Lett, Director of Communications, Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Local and Individual Press Events

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Academic Book Week

abw logo finalWe are so fortunate that UP Week 2015 coincides with the first #AcBookWeek, a program of the Academic Book of the Future project in the UK.

"#AcBookWeek is aimed at and created by all those who write, make, sell, work with, or read, academic books. For the first time, booksellers, institutions, publishers, librarians, authors and readers will come together to debate and bring to life the academic book in a series of coordinated events, competitions, promotions, and social media activity."

There are a number of exciting events planned for #AcBookWeek, check out their online calendar to learn more and participate.