Discovering the Life Stages of an Academic Author

Discovering the Life Stages of an Academic Author

12 Mar 2019, 10:00 - 11:00

The Faculty
Language:
English

Research among 600 academics from 42 countries proves that pressure to publish is real and growing amongst academic authors. So how should publishers best support and nurture scholarly writers?

Revealed for the first time at the London Book Fair, the research uncovers new evidence where academics feel under the most stress and pressure in their careers to write and publish. The data paints a picture of the six stages of an academic author’s career – from PhD to Full Professor – and reveals the highs and lows at each stage.

It also shows how the most successful academics cope with the daily pressures of writing, researching and teaching and so will be essential learning for publishers, wanting to gain a greater insight into their authors’ motivations, challenges and careers.

This session will help you:

  • Have a greater understanding of the pressures faced by academic authors
  • Better support authors in their writing and publishing careers
  • Explore solutions that benefit both authors and publishers

Contributors

  • Bec Evans

    Speaker

    Co-Founder

    Prolifiko

    Bec has worked with writers and in publishing for 20 years. She left her role as head of innovation for academic publisher Emerald in 2017 to...

  • Chris Smith

    Speaker

    Co-Founder

    Prolifiko

    Chris is an entrepreneur, writing productivity geek and co-founder at Prolifiko. Former founder of Swarm Communications, ex associate director at...

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