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The State of Scholarly Book Publishing

Reed Malcolm
Date and Time: 
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 12:30

Department of Anthropology
Main Quad - Building 50
Room 51A (Colloquium Room)


Reed Malcolm will discuss what it takes to publish your (first) book in Anthro.  He will explain how the publishing process works, provide tips on dissertation revision, offer ideas on how to find the right publisher and submit your materials. He will also dispel some common myths about the process, and describe the current and future state of academic book publishing, including the rise open access book publishing in the humanities and social sciences.


Reed Malcolm, Executive Editor for Anthropology at the University of California Press. Reed holds an M.A. in the History of Religion from theUniversity 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.