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19 January 2017 /

Cambridge celebrates innovation in publishing for Academic Book Week

Cambridge University Press is delighted to support Academic Book Week 2017 for the second year running, with a focus on championing innovation in publishing. 

To celebrate, Cambridge will be making twenty of their most innovative books, as chosen by editors, available freely online throughout the week. 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. View the 20 award-winning titles here, please note the full content will be accessible from Monday 23rd January.

Cambridge will be taking part in the Academic Book Week flagship event at the British Library on Wednesday 25th January, with a panel session at 2pm on Insight and Innovation in Publishing. 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. 

In conversation 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. Click here to register for a free ticket.

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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For further information, please contact Louisa Ackermann on lackermann@cambridge.org or 01223 325166

About Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press is part of the University of Cambridge. It furthers the University's mission by disseminating knowledge in the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

Its extensive peer-reviewed publishing lists comprise 50,000 titles covering academic research and professional development, as well as school-level education and English language teaching.

Playing a leading role in today's international marketplace, Cambridge University Press has more than 50 offices around the globe, and it distributes its products to nearly every country in the world.

For further information, go to www.cambridge.org

 

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