2012 The Best Book I've Ever Acquired
Our book acquisitions at university presses need to do many things for many constituencies, it seems—reaching sales quotas, moving lists and scholarly fields forward, establishing relationships with other institutional entities, and promoting the press and university brands. This panel offers the opportunity to hear from acquisitions editors about the books that they deem "the best" results of their efforts. Each panelist will focus on a single book and its process, and we'll also save time for a conversation with the audience about best practices for press-wide communication about what makes a successful title.
Chair: Larin McLaughlin, Senior Acquisitions Editor, University of Illinois Press
Panelists: Marguerite Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor, The MIT Press
William Frucht, Executive Editor, Yale University Press
Craig Gill, Assistant Director/Editor-in-Chief, University Press of Mississippi
Christie Henry, Editorial Director, Sciences and Social Sciences, The University of Chicago Press
Charles Rankin, Associate Director/Editor-in-Chief, University of Oklahoma Press
Ken Wissoker, Editorial Director, Duke University Press
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