HammerOn Press: Open Access/ Print-on-Demand Workshops for Academics, Para-Academics and other Writing Creatures
In 2012 HammerOn Press is running a series of one-day, interactive workshops that will introduce academics to the world of Print-on-Demand and Open Access Publishing. The workshop will provide participants with practical skills while developing new capacities for communication and creativity.
The day is split into two parts:
Part One: Current Publishing Cultures and the Pressure of Translation
This session will explore the prevailing publishing cultures in academia, focusing on their limitations and strengths. Who is benefitting from corporate academic publishing? What impact is your research having when it is published in closed access journals or in expensive monographs? Are there alternatives?
How is the 'Impact Agenda' placing pressures on academics to communicate their research to audiences outside of academia? What new modes of communication are required to do this effectively? How can academic writing be translated for different audiences?
This session will be a mixture of practical activity and debate.
Part Two: Open Access, Print on Demand and the Transformation of Scholarly Publishing
This session will focus on the possibilities of Open Access and Print on Demand publishing. It will explore how OA/POD publishers such as Open Humanities Press, re: press and Punctum Books are redefining how and why critical writing is distributed. This session will explore what can be done to enrich these innovative initiatives.
This will be followed by a step-by-step 'how to do it' session that will provide practical advice on how to get started with Open Access/ Print-On-Demand publishing.
How to book:
Please write to express your interest in the workshop to Dr Deborah Withers @email@example.com
The workshop costs £300 for a day session to cover the facilitator's wages, plus travel expenses. Fees are negotiable rather than fixed, so please get in touch if you are interested in the workshop.
Workshops can be tailored for undergraduates, post-graduates, early career researchers, established academics, precariously employed academics, independent researchers - or any combination thereof.