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23 January 2017

Academic Book Week: Celebrating innovation in publishing

This week is Academic Book Week, which we’re delighted to be celebrating for the second year running with a focus on innovation in publishing.

We have a lot in store throughout the week; firstly, twenty of our most innovative books, as chosen by editors, are available freely at until Saturday 28 January. Each title has been selected on the basis of its impact in its field or as an example of ingenuity in publishing, and all the selected titles have won a major award in the last two years. 

We will be taking part in the Academic Book Week flagship event at the British Library on Wednesday 25 January, with a panel session at 2pm on Insight and Innovation in Publishing. Chaired by Matt Day, Cambridge’s Head of Open Access, the panel will examine case studies including Cambridge Core, the Press’s major new academic content platform, and The Nine Dots Prize, a major new award in the social sciences.

Joining him will be Nisha Doshi, Digital Development Publisher, Vicky Drummond, Head of User Experience and Platform, and Professor Simon Goldhill, Director of CRASSH (The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Science and Humanities at Cambridge University) and Chairman of the Nine Dots Prize. 

This promises to be a fun and informative session, focused on finding solutions to develop new publishing initiatives and meet the challenges of an ever-changing marketplace. There are still a few remaining free places left so click here to claim yours.

Nisha Doshi, Digital Development Publisher at Cambridge University Press said: “The publishing industry is going through a period of considerable change and experimentation, and there are lots of different reasons why academic publishers need to innovate – but essentially it all boils down to providing better services for our customers and creating the best products.

Cambridge is committed to offering innovative solutions for the authors, editors, librarians, readers and publishing partners who write and use our Academic books, and we’re so pleased to be celebrating with these communities for Academic Book Week 2017.”


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