MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2014

An Introduction to Independent Publishing

Katharine Dunn, Scholarly Communications Librarian

Jan/14 Tue 01:00PM-02:15PM 14N-132

Enrollment: Unlimited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/14

Co-sponsored by Urban Studies & Planning Professor Anne Whiston Spirn and the MIT Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Publishing & Licensing,  this session will offer an overview of the reasons many book authors are choosing independent publishing and what services are out there to support them.   Professor Spirn will discuss her own independent publishing experience and share what she has learned;  Scholarly Communication Librarian Katharine Dunn will provide a brief overview of some of the major book publishing services available, such as Amazon's "Createspace," "Lulu," "Smashwords," and "Dogear," and provide a look at a new Libraries’ guide to these services.

Sponsor(s): Libraries
Contact: Katharine Dunn, 14E-210, 617 253 9879,