Posts Tagged: academic publishing

On publishing 53 interesting ideas

Under our P&H imprint, we — that is, Frontinus Ltd — publish a series of books called Professional and Higher Education. Each book contains 53 practical ideas. The content concerns various aspects of teaching, learning, and (more recently) research in

On publishing 53 interesting ideas

Under our P&H imprint, we — that is, Frontinus Ltd — publish a series of books called Professional and Higher Education. Each book contains 53 practical ideas. The content concerns various aspects of teaching, learning, and (more recently) research in

Publishing and bibliography (1): signalling the genre

One of the common problems I’ve found with book proposals in professional and academic publishing is that authors don’t always pay enough attention to genre. They often fail to state explicitly what genre a proposed book would fall into. This creates

Publishing and bibliography (1): signalling the genre

One of the common problems I’ve found with book proposals in professional and academic publishing is that authors don’t always pay enough attention to genre. They often fail to state explicitly what genre a proposed book would fall into. This creates

To lose two printers might be carelessness…

In earlier posts I wrote about my company’s use a printer called MPG Biddles — a company that provided us with high production quality, good prices, and great customer service. Sadly, they went into administration — perhaps because it’s difficult

To lose two printers might be carelessness…

In earlier posts I wrote about my company’s use a printer called MPG Biddles — a company that provided us with high production quality, good prices, and great customer service. Sadly, they went into administration — perhaps because it’s difficult

The Publishing Business: a review

The publishing business: from p-books to e-books by Kelvin Smith (AVA, 2012) is an introductory textbook aimed primarily at students on Publishing Studies courses. Though the book is international in scope, the implied reader is I think UK-based. The book is

The Publishing Business: a review

The publishing business: from p-books to e-books by Kelvin Smith (AVA, 2012) is an introductory textbook aimed primarily at students on Publishing Studies courses. Though the book is international in scope, the implied reader is I think UK-based. The book is

Making money out of publishing

In almost every conversation I have with fellow publishers at the moment it seems the issue of Amazon comes up. By ‘issue’ I mean the fact that Amazon has become, for most publishers, the dominant customer account and it doesn’t

Making money out of publishing

In almost every conversation I have with fellow publishers at the moment it seems the issue of Amazon comes up. By ‘issue’ I mean the fact that Amazon has become, for most publishers, the dominant customer account and it doesn’t

Telling stories: Studying creative writing

I wrote in the 200th post on Monographer that I would be using this blog more to tell some of the stories behind publishing decisions. Today’s post, then tells the story of our latest publication in our Creative Writing Studies

Telling stories: Studying creative writing

I wrote in the 200th post on Monographer that I would be using this blog more to tell some of the stories behind publishing decisions. Today’s post, then tells the story of our latest publication in our Creative Writing Studies

Scholarly and professional publishing: a question of strategy

As a publisher, I’ve often been consulted by researchers pondering the question of whether to write for a scholarly audience, a popular one, or both. Much research is potentially of interest to both types of audience: what then should the

Scholarly and professional publishing: a question of strategy

As a publisher, I’ve often been consulted by researchers pondering the question of whether to write for a scholarly audience, a popular one, or both. Much research is potentially of interest to both types of audience: what then should the