Featured Events

23 April

Explore open access books: an Academic Book Week event for authors and researchers, hosted by Springer Nature

Time: 13:30 – 18:30

Location: Springer Nature London Campus, The Stables, 2 Trematon Walk, London, N1 9FN

Description: Join us at the Springer Nature Academic Book Week event, exploring how open access can help you make the most out of your research. The event is open to all researchers and authors of scholarly works.

The half day event will cover:

  • Why should academics publish an open access book?
  • How can authors track the impact of their book?
  • What is the future of open access book funding?
  • Author case studies showcasing OA book authors’ experiences

The event will close with an evening drinks and networking session.

For further details and to register your interest, click here.

 

Blackwell’s Sheffield University authors promotion in-store

Location: Blackwell’s Bookshop, Sheffield University

Description: From 23/04/18 we will be running a Sheffield University authors promotion in-store, this is in conjunction with Taylor and Francis and Oxford University Press. A selection of University author books for sale with discounts available.

 

Blackwell’s Sheffield in-store promotion for 20 books by women that changed the world

Location: Blackwell’s Bookshop, Sheffield University

Description: From 23/04/18 we will be running an in-store promotion featuring the ’20 Books by Women that Changed the World’

 

Manchester University Press display @ Blackwell’s, Manchester 

Location: Blackwell’s, Manchester

Time: All week

Description: Blackwell’s Manchester have put together a  Manchester University Press display for Academic Book Week. The display consists of books written by authors based in Manchester and Salford, with the aim of showcasing local talent. Books on display include Anthony Burgess novels, The Pianoplayers and A Vision of Battlements, Loud and proud by Hilary Pilkington and Austerity baby by Janet Wolff, plus many more books published by Manchester University Press. Off the back of the successful #NorthernFictionAlliance campaign challenging a London-centric publishing industry, we are hoping that the collaboration between Blackwell’s and Manchester University Press will demonstrate some of the good publishing and writing that is coming out of the North-West.

24 April

UNESCO City of Literature Present a free poetry event as part of Nottingham Poetry Festival

Time: 17:00 – 19:00

Location: Blackwell’s Bookshop, NTU Chaucer Building, Goldsmith Street

Description: We’re honoured to host an event featuring readings from poets visiting from each UK City of Literature. Don’t miss Alice Kinsella from Dublin; John Osborne from Norwich; Ron Butlin of Edinburgh; and Nott’s own Georgina Wilding. Don’t miss.

For further details, please click here.

Blackwell’s Bookshop at Nottingham Trent University will be launching a dedicated bookshop space in support and celebration of books written by academic staff at the Nottingham Trent University.

Time: 15:00 – 17:00

Location: Blackwell’s Bookshop, Chaucer Building, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham NG1 5LT

Description: Blackwell’s will be holding an official launch event for the NTU authors space on Tuesday 24th April from 3pm.  Refreshments will be available and it will be an opportunity to see the space we have available.   It will also be an opportunity for Academics to share any ideas about how a campus bookshop could do more to promote an Academic books.

For further details, contact 0115 941 7307

Bloomsbury Academic: So you want to publish a student textbook LIVE

Time: 12:15 – 12:45

Description: This Academic Book Week (23-28 April), tune into our three exclusive live-streams with Bloomsbury Academic editors who will talk you through what it takes to get your project published in our short lunchtime sessions.

On 24th April @ 12:15pm (BST), watch our Senior Commissioning Editor for Design & Photography, Louise Baird-Smith, talk through how to submit an outstanding proposal for a student textbook. Louise will explain the key things you should bear in mind as you formulate your book idea, how to propose it and what happens when that proposal reaches a publisher like us. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW!

If you’d like to ask Louise a question, either post a comment on the live-stream as it happens, message this page, or contact us on Twitter @bloomsburyacad (at any time!).

 

25 April

Blackwell’s Bookshop at the University of Nottingham will be launching a dedicated bookshop space in support and celebration of books written by academic staff at the University of Nottingham. 

Location: Blackwell’s Bookshop, Level B, Portland Building, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

Time: 15:00

Description: Blackwell’s will be holding an official launch event for the UoN authors space on Wednesday 25th April from 3pm.  Refreshments will be available and it will be an opportunity to see the space we have available. It will also be an opportunity for Academics to share any ideas about how a campus bookshop could do more to promote an Academic books.

Blackwell’s Sheffield book launch for Louise Ryan

Location: Blackwell’s Bookshop, Sheffield University

Description: Blackwell’s Sheffield book launch supporting Louise Ryan launch her new book ‘ Winning the Vote for Women’

Bloomsbury Academic: So you want to publish a research work LIVE

Time: 12:15 – 12:45

Description: This Academic Book Week (23-28 April), tune into our three exclusive live-streams with Bloomsbury Academic editors who will talk you through what it takes to get your project published in our short lunchtime sessions.

On 25th April @ 12:15pm (BST), watch our Publisher for Philosophy, Liza Thompson, talk through how to submit a standout proposal for an academic research work. Liza will explain the key things you should bear in mind as you formulate your book idea, how to propose it and what happens when that proposal reaches a publisher like us. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW!

If you’d like to ask Liza a question, either post a comment on the live-stream as it happens, message this page, or contact us on Twitter @bloomsburyacad (at any time!).

 

Local History, Radical Publishing: Drop-in Session led by Nottingham Trent University’s imprint Trent Editions

During Academic Book Week 2018, Trent Editions research assistant Michelle Green is holding two drop-in sessions for scholars, students and the general public to find out more about the imprint and its titles.

Trent Editions, the longest-running press of its kind in the UK, has been part of Nottingham Trent University’s English department since 1998 and has published over 40 titles to date. The imprint was created in order to recover and publish innovative, radical and culturally significant works in high-quality print editions. Initially founded and edited by prominent NTU Professors R. J. Ellis, John Lucas and John Goodridge and Dr Sharon Ouditt, Trent Editions is undergoing a revival under the leadership of Professor Andrew Thacker.

Michelle will answer your questions and discuss the exciting and varied history of this imprint, including:

  • the origins and development of the press and the landmark titles the imprint has published
  • our latest publications, and our plans for the future
  • our submission process, and what feeds into our decisions on titles
  • the publishing industry and small press publishing
  • Nottingham writers and local writing

A selection of materials from the Trent Editions archive will also be available to view. The event is free and open to all.

This is a great opportunity for a general audience interested in learning more about the local history and culture of Nottingham, as well as students who want to learn more about the publishing industry and how to run a small press.

 Where?

There are two drop-in sessions

Blackwell’s University Bookshop – NTU Clifton campus
Wednesday 25 April
2-3pm

Blackwell’s University Bookshop – NTU City campus
Thursday 26 April
3-4pm

All sessions are free, no tickets required.

26 April

Carcanet New Poetries VII book launch

Time: 18:30 – 21:00

Location: Blackwell’s, Manchester

Description: We’re very excited to be hosting the Manchester launch of Carcanet’s latest poetry anthology – New Poetries VII.

Edited by Michael Schmidt, New Poetries VII is the most diverse volume yet and features promising, upcoming poets from a range of backgrounds.

Poets reading on the night include:

  • Luke Allan
  • Vala Thorodds
  • Becky Cullen
  • Isabel Galleymore
  • Rachel Mann

Tickets are free and refreshments will be provided.

For further details and to register your interest, please click here.

 

Local History, Radical Publishing: Drop-in Session led by Nottingham Trent University’s imprint Trent Editions

During Academic Book Week 2018, Trent Editions research assistant Michelle Green is holding two drop-in sessions for scholars, students and the general public to find out more about the imprint and its titles.

Trent Editions, the longest-running press of its kind in the UK, has been part of Nottingham Trent University’s English department since 1998 and has published over 40 titles to date. The imprint was created in order to recover and publish innovative, radical and culturally significant works in high-quality print editions. Initially founded and edited by prominent NTU Professors R. J. Ellis, John Lucas and John Goodridge and Dr Sharon Ouditt, Trent Editions is undergoing a revival under the leadership of Professor Andrew Thacker.

Michelle will answer your questions and discuss the exciting and varied history of this imprint, including:

  • the origins and development of the press and the landmark titles the imprint has published
  • our latest publications, and our plans for the future
  • our submission process, and what feeds into our decisions on titles
  • the publishing industry and small press publishing
  • Nottingham writers and local writing

A selection of materials from the Trent Editions archive will also be available to view. The event is free and open to all.

This is a great opportunity for a general audience interested in learning more about the local history and culture of Nottingham, as well as students who want to learn more about the publishing industry and how to run a small press.

 Where?

There are two drop-in sessions

Blackwell’s University Bookshop – NTU Clifton campus
Wednesday 25 April
2-3pm

Blackwell’s University Bookshop – NTU City campus
Thursday 26 April
3-4pm

All sessions are free, no tickets required.

27 April

Blackwell’s Sheffield – Denise Riley Symposium

Location: St Georges Church Lecture Theatre, Sheffield University

Time: 12:30 to 18:00

Description: Blackwell’s Sheffield supporting the Denise Riley Symposium

 

Palgrave Macmillan Publishing: Surgeries For Early and Mid-Career Researchers

Location: The Stables, Macmillan Campus, N1 9XW

Time: 11:00 – 13:00

Description: This follows up on a similar surgery we ran for last year’s ABW which was very successful and has already led to a new project on our Film, TV and Visual Culture list.

For further details and to register your interest, please click here.

 

Bloomsbury Academic: So you want to publish a play LIVE

Time: 12:15 – 12:45

Description: This Academic Book Week (23-28 April), tune into our three exclusive live-streams with Bloomsbury Academic editors who will talk you through what it takes to get your project published in our short lunchtime sessions.

On 24th April @ 12:15pm (BST), watch our Commissioning Editor for Plays, Dom O’Hanlon, talk through how to get your play, play companion and more published. Dom will explain how the process works for this unique area of publishing and how your ideas can make it into print. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW!

If you’d like to ask Dom a question, either post a comment on the live-stream as it happens, message this page, or contact us on Twitter @bloomsburyacad (at any time!).

 

 

Want to register an event for Academic Book Week?

Academic Book Week is calling for events from individuals, organisations and stakeholders in the academic book landscape. The organisers of #AcBookWeek are particularly interested in debates, seminars, workshops, competitions and interview suggestions.

Any events successfully accepted onto Academic Book Week will benefit from: listing and promotion on the #AcBookWeek website; promotion via the PR team in the run up to and during the week; and invitations to key events. If you would like to propose an event to take place during Academic Book Week, please email acbookweek@booksellers.org.uk

 

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