Thursday, October 8, 2015
Reed Malcolm, Executive Editor for Anthropology at the University of California Press
Location: 10 Sachem, Room 105
Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Please register at the following link: http://bit.ly/1N6gYaH
Title: “The Future State of Book Publishing, Scholarly or Otherwise”
Reed Malcolm will discuss the state of book publishing in light of recent changes within the scholarly publishing industry, declining library acquisitions, evolving pedagogical styles, and the emergence of all things digital. With traditional bookstores closing, and on-line retailers such as Amazon on the rise, what does the future hold for today’s scholar/author who is navigating a university culture that still regards the “traditional book” as the gold standard for hiring and promotion? Reed will also provide useful information for first-time authors on the art of dissertation revising and finding the (right) publisher.
Reed Malcolm, Executive Editor for Anthropology at the University of California Press. Reed holds an M.A. in the History of Religion from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley. Prior to joining UC Press in 1995, he worked at the University of Chicago Press and at Parallax Press in Berkeley. The UC Press Anthropology list encompasses all aspects of social and cultural studies, including comparative, historical, and multi-sited ethnography. Core areas include medical anthropology, public anthropology, global studies, religion, politics, linguistics, science and technology, Asia, and Latin America.