MSU faculty, academic staff, and academic administrators are invited to take part in a new faculty discussion group on Print on Demand (POD) Self Publishing and Alternate Publishing Models in Academia. The MSU Libraries are organizing the group in response to faculty request.
Discussion topics will include: advantages and disadvantages of alternative publishing models; resources for editing, design, indexing, and production; marketing through professional organizations and trade associations; and distribution through non-traditional channels.
Fall 2012 Schedule (all in Main Library, North Conference Room/W449):
Wednesday, Oct 3, 4 PM – Brenda Sternquist (Professor of Marketing, Broad College of Business) will lead a discussion on new paradigms in publishing. The initial focus will be to identify publishing issues, opportunities, and faculty needs. The emphasis will be on creating a community of authors who want to share their experiences and learn from others.
Wednesday, Oct 31, 4 PM – Margot Kielhorn (Managing Editor emerita, MSU Press Journals division) will discuss best practices for authors working with freelance editors, designers, and indexers. General discussion to follow.
Wednesday, Nov 28, 4 PM – Ronald Haladyna (Professor emeritus, Spanish and Latin American Culture, Ferris State University) will compare his experiences editing an anthology of South American poetry for a university press and publishing three additional volumes on his own.
All MSU faculty, academic staff, and academic administrators are invited to attend!
For more information, contact Ruth Ann Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org, 517-884-0910)