The Art of Acquisitions

From the AUPresses Acquisitions Editorial Committee

Acquisitions Hangouts

A regular series of informal online panels organized by the AUPresses Acquisitions Editorial Committee on topics that explore “The Art of Acquisitions.” Intended primarily for the AUPresses community, the Hangouts will bring groups of acquisitions editors together to share their wit, wisdom, and hard-won experience.

Q&A with attendees will be an important part of the events—look for the chat window in the broadcast window.

Upcoming Hangouts 

Subsidies: When and Where to Find Them
Friday, September 28
12:00pm Eastern
***AUPresses Members Only***
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Seeking funding for specific titles or entire lists is often part of the job of being an acquiring editor, whether you are guiding your authors from behind-the-scenes or actively grant-seeking yourself. In this Art of Acquisitions Hangout, experts talk about their experience and offer advice on how to go about this sometimes sensitive process. You will find the information presented here helpful as you work with authors to help them understand their responsibility and relationship with seeking funding.

Members-Only Hangouts Recordings Available

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Public Hangouts Recordings

Scholars and Editors on Social Media
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Peer Review: Why it Matters & What's Ahead
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Best Practices for Peer Review

This 2016 handbook is a resource for member publishers, acquisitions editors both new and experienced, faculty editorial boards, scholarly authors and researchers, and new scholarly publishing programs. The Best Practices handbook was developed by the Association's Acquisitions Editorial Committee through a consensus-building two-year process to articulate a set of practices that comprise a rigorous process of peer review.

Learn more and read or download the Best Practices here >