Series Makers and Serie-al Killers: When to Start, How to Grow, and When to Kill a Monograph Series

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Friday, June 19 — 10:45 am-12:00 pm

Chair: Meredith Babb, Director and Acting Editor-in-Chief, University Press of Florida

Panelists: John Byram, Director, University of New Mexico Press; Carey Newman, Director, Baylor University Press; Larin McLaughlin, Editor-in-Chief, University of Washington Press

Three very experienced editors/directors bring their expertise to this open discussion about series. Some of the questions to be addressed are: Do series work? If so, when and how? Why might you want a series? How do you measure the success of a series? Does marketing like series? When do you kill one and for what reason(s)? Do you work with an editorial board or series editor(s)? What are the advantages/disadvantages of each? How can you fund a series for the long haul?

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