IU Press to host University Press Week outreach events

In celebration of University Press Week November 10–16, Indiana University Press will host various educational academic publishing events. The primary event of the week, “Publish Your First Book: Ask the Experts,” will take place November 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in room E174 of the Herman B Wells Library. This panel discussion will offer the viewpoints of university industry professionals and authors, including an overview of the publishing process, writing a book proposal, choosing the right publisher for your field, and publicizing your book. A question and answer session will follow.

Panelists include Dave Hulsey, Sales and Marketing Director at IU Press; James H. Madison, Thomas and Kathryn
Miller Professor Emeritus of History; Dee Mortensen, Senior Sponsoring Editor at IU Press; and Greg Waller, Professor of Film and Media Studies and former Chair of the Department of Communication and Culture. Carolyn Walters, Executive Director of the Office of Scholarly Publishing, will moderate the panel.

The event and is free and open to the public with light refreshments provided. Please register by November 7.

To supplement the panel discussion, staff members from IU Press will be available by appointment from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 13 and November 15 at the Wells Library to answer individual questions about book publishing and promotion. To schedule a time slot, email iupnews@indiana.edu with your availability and the topic(s) you would like to discuss. Consultations are open to anyone on campus with an interest in academic publishing.

Additionally, in the spirit of partnership that pervades the university press community, Indiana University Press and 36 others will unite for the Association of American University Presses annual blog tour, which runs throughout the week, stopping at the IU Press blog on November 15. Individual presses will blog on a different theme each day, including profiles of university press staff members, the future of scholarly communication, subject area spotlights, the importance of regional publishing, and the global reach of university presses. IU Press will highlight its Mellon-funded Framing the Global project.

About University Press Week
Sponsored by the Association of American University Presses, University Press Week highlights the extraordinary work of university presses and their many contributions to culture, the academy, and society. For more information, visit the University Press Week website.

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