Publish Your Book 2010

    Publish your Book -- or How to Meet the Challenges of the New Publishing Environment
    Wednesday, April 14, 2010


    This panel on book publishing engaged faculty members from across the University in a discussion with publishing executives. It addressed some of the common questions scholars have about contracts, literary agents, and the promotional process for scholarly books. It also touched on how the environment for book publishing has changed in recent years as a result of new technologies and market forces. The names of speakers and their presentations can be found in the table below.

     

    12-12:10

    Welcome

    Judith D. Singer, James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity

    Michele Lamont, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies and Senior Advisor on Faculty Development and Diversity, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

    12:10-12:25

    Opening remarks: Books, publishing and the professoriate

    Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the Harvard University Library

     12:25-12:45

    Publishers, Proposals and talking to editors: a guide for the perplexed

    Elizabeth Knoll, Senior Editor for the Behavorial Sciences, Education, and Law at Harvard University Press

    12:45-1:05

    Five things I want to hear from an author

    Gita Manaktala, Editorial Director of the MIT Press

    1:05-1:25

    Technology-driven changes in publishing, and the outlook for born-digital books

    Kate Wittenberg, ITHAKA Project Director for Client and Partnership Development

    1:25-1:45

    Book Publishing is alive and well, but different from what it was 10 years ago

    Susan Rabiner, Co-Founder of the Susan Rabiner Literary Agency

    1:45-2:00 Questions and discussion

    Co-sponsored by FAS Faculty Development and Diversity and the Provost’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity