Books For The Long Run Part II: What Do Book Editors Want?

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Please join the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program for Books for the Long Run, a three-part series of panel discussions on strategy for successful publishing. The second event on March 14, 2019 features Greg Britton and Lucy Randall speaking on the topic, “What Do Book Editors Want?” The panel, moderated by Fox Family Pavilion Distinguished Scholar and Princeton University Press, Editor at Large Peter Dougherty, will work backwards from the typical publishing workshop agenda to demonstrate to prospective authors what publishers think of as success in terms of review coverage, sales, awards, national and international exposure, translations, and long-term performance for a strong scholarly book.

About the Panelists:

Editorial Director of the Johns Hopkins University Press, Greg Britton has spent twenty years in book publishing holding positions ranging from Director at Madison House Publishers, Inc. and the Minnesota Historical Society Press/Borealis Books, to becoming a Publisher at Getty Publications and now the Editorial Director of Johns Hopkins University Press.

Philosophy & Bioethics Editor at the Oxford University Press in New York, Lucy Randall has spent the past sixteen years working her way up from a sales position at Barnes & Noble to internships at W.W. Norton & Co. and John Wiley & Sons, then moving on to become a Reporter then turned Editor for The Dartmouth, Arts & Entertainment Section, to now working at the Oxford University Press where she has continued her climb as Editorial Assistant, Assistant Editor and now the Philosophy & Bioethics Editor.

About the Series:

Books for the Long Run is the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program’s series of three panels on strategy for successful publishing, moderated by Peter Dougherty, the Robert A. Fox Family Pavilion Distinguished Scholar and Princeton University Press Editor at Large. The series begins with the “end game” or strategy underlying the publication of any successful scholarly or serious non-fiction book, then reverse-engineers to tactics and the mechanisms of the publishing process. Each panel discussion features presentations by publishing professionals. The third and final panel will be on April 18, “Finding the Right Publisher."

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Event location:

Robert and Penny Fox Family Pavilion | Spady Room

3814 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104