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Writing for NonAcademic Audiences webinar

Writing for Non-Academic Audiences (the webinar)

May 30, 2017 Blog

Rockstar Coach Kate Drabinski will share the power of public writing, what it entails, and how it can help us in our careers. Join us to learn what happens (and how to handle) when our public writing gets read, and even how to get paid for our words!

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What to Do with Reviewer Comments pt 2

What to Do with Reviewer Comments, Part 2

May 23, 2017 Blog

You’ve got reviewer comments back on your academic book or article. How do you decide which ones to incorporate? In this second installment of our two-part series on reviewer comments, we talk you through how to read the sometimes conflicting advice reviewers give on manuscripts and how to decide which reviewer suggestions to follow.

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What to Do with Reviewer Comments pt 1

What to Do with Reviewer Comments, Part 1

May 16, 2017 Blog

In this two-part series, we’ll talk you through how to approach revisions on your academic book or journal article (part 1) as well as how to decide which reviewer suggestions to follow (part 2). Think of this first post as the big-picture strategy and the next one as helping you implement that strategy for the specific, detailed feedback you receive from reviewers.

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Weekend Reading: Refusals

April 13, 2017 Blog

Refusal—to offer your time and labor, to accept superficial diversity efforts, or to hide work behind a paywall—should be recognized as both a necessity and a right. Weekend reads on parenting in academia, the myth of flexibility, setting boundaries, and diversity in higher education.

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Weekend Reading: The Power of Storytelling

March 9, 2017 Blog

We are always telling stories. Stories shape the direction of movements and the flow of resources. And stories help us reflect on our lives and the lives of others. These resources focus on the stories we tell, narrative challenges, and importance of representation in building a more equitable world.

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Team Favorites, Books on Writing

IoF Team Favorites: Books on Writing

February 21, 2017 Blog

Writing builds new worlds and tears down old ones, challenges the status quo, and urges us to do better. Here are our favorite books on writing—what to read when your pen needs a little inspiration, the writing guides that help us think, move us, and embolden us to imagine otherwise.

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Writing a Kick-Ass Book Proposal

Crafting a Kick-Ass Book Proposal

February 15, 2017 Blog

What makes for a great academic book proposal? What are publishers looking for and how can you make your proposal stand out from the crowd? Focusing on interdisciplinary academic monographs and edited collections, we’ll discuss finding the right acquisitions editor, submission timelines, cover letters, and the proposal itself.

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Imagine Otherwise: Vince Schleitwiler on New Directions for the Public Humanities & Afro–Asian Activist Coalitions

February 8, 2017 Podcast

Vince Schleitwiler talks about liberatory coalitions between Black and Asian communities, how the public humanities have shifted in the context of neoliberalism, and how contemporary activists draw inspiration from what he calls "the geography of the lost Afro-Asian century.”

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Imagine Otherwise: Jessie Daniels & Polly Thistlethwaite on Being a Scholar in the Digital Era & How Librarians Save Lives

December 28, 2016 Podcast

Jessie Daniels and Polly Thistlethwaite discuss why so many scholars who are interested in open access publishing are also social justice activists, and how those scholars and activists can expand public access to scholarship.

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2016 Year in Review

2016: Our Year in Review at Ideas on Fire

December 27, 2016 Blog

December is a time for reflection, when we look back at what has happened throughout the year and make plans for what we want in the new one. For us at Ideas on Fire, 2016 has been a whirlwind. Here we offer a brief "year in review" highlighting some of the most exciting things to come out of IoF in the last 12 months.

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Imagine Otherwise: Mimi Khúc and Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis on Asian American Mental Health Activism & Parenting in Academia

December 14, 2016 Podcast

What does wellness and unwellness look like in the context of Asian America? In the context of academia? Mimi Khúc and Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis discuss how academia can better address parenting, mental health, and wellness, as well as the forthcoming special issue of the Asian American Literary Review.

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Weekend Reading: Supporting Students, Staff, and Faculty in Divisive Times

December 8, 2016 Blog

This week, we've been reading practical tips to fulfill the research, writing, and productivity expectations that come with academic work. But alongside these resources, we've also come across vital guidance on how to actualize diversity in our workplace, and how to support students, staff, and faculty in divisive times.

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Weekend Reading: Thanksgiving Edition

November 24, 2016 Blog

In a time of fear and uncertainty, we need to acknowledge that this holiday is steeped in colonial erasures that are not relegated to a distant past, but alive in our US present. This week, we grapple with how to teach, write, work, support, and resist in precarious times.

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On Sale Now: Book Marketing for Academics

October 19, 2016 Blog

You conceptualized, researched, wrote, edited, and published an academic book that has the potential to have a huge impact on the world. But to have that impact, your book needs to get into the hands of the right people. Book Marketing for Academics teaches you how to do just that.

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Book Marketing, Social Media Plan

Book Marketing: Creating Your Social Media Plan

October 18, 2016 Blog

Most authors know they should be promoting their book on social media. But what does that actually mean? And how do you do it effectively? Good social media marketing begins with a plan. An excerpt from Cathy Hannabach’s new publication Book Marketing for Academics.

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Book Marketing, Audience & Author PLatform

Book Marketing: Audience & Author Platform

October 10, 2016 Blog

Your author platform is what gets your book noticed, sold, and used by your ideal audience—and every book needs a specific audience. Here’s how you can identify your audience and build your author platform. An excerpt from Cathy Hannabach’s new publication Book Marketing for Academics.

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