Science Book Publishing

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Science Book Publishing

This session will revisit a subject discussed at the 2006 annual meeting: the potential and special challenges of publishing books in the natural and physical sciences. Most university presses avoid these areas in favor of the humanities and social sciences. However, science books can be profitable, create synergies with other areas of a list, and enhance the relationship between presses and their parent institutions.

Speakers in this session will describe the issues that are unique to science publishing programs, from the need to persuade scientists to write books in the first place, to special production requirements.

Chair: Christie Henry, Executive Editor, University of Chicago Press

Panelists: Jenny Wapner, University of California Press; Ingrid Gnerlich, Princeton University Press; Heidi Steinmetz Lovette, Cornell University Press

Who should attend: directors, editorial directors, acquisitions, marketing

Please feel free to add notes or responses to the panel below.

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