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#AcBookWeek is back 23-28 January 2017 

A celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books.

Academic Book Week (#AcBookWeek) – the week-long celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books throughout history is returning for a second year from 23-28 January 2017 following the success of 2015.

Academic Book Week is a week-long celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books aiming to open up a dialogue between the makers and users of academic books. #AcBookWeek takes place from 23-28 January 2017 at venues across the UK, in association with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, the Booksellers Association, the British Library, Midas PR, The Publishers Association, Research Libraries UK and University College London.

#AcBookWeek aims to:

  • increase awareness of the academic book (particularly the arts and humanities academic book), engaging media and alerting policy-makers to its importance as part of the intellectual ecosystem of the UK
  • make the academic book more accessible to a wider general audience
  • promote the skills and services of bookshops and libraries
  • promote the processes and skills of creating an academic book by both academics and publishers
  • open up opportunities for conversation and collaboration between publishers, booksellers, librarians, and researchers
  • extend the debate about the Academic Book of the Future for The Academic Book of the Future Project
  • enhance the wider debate about the value of arts and humanities research in the UK

During #AcBookWeek there are: 

  • Academic library events
  • Bookshop promotions
  • Publisher promotions
  • Bookshop events
  • Academic institution events
  • Social media activity and competitions

#AcBookWeek was the centrepiece of 2015 activity on the two-year AHRC/British Library The Academic Book of the Future Project, as well as the launchpad for 2016 Project activity.

 


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