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Academic Book Marketing, Your Social Media Plan - Person in a navy suit types on a laptop. Photo by WOC in Tech Chat.
October 18, 2016

Academic Book Marketing: Creating Your Social Media Plan

Today’s post is an excerpt from Cathy Hannabach's brand-new publication Book Marketing for Academics. Grab your copy today. Excerpt from Chapter 5: Your Social Media Plan Social media is a great way to do academic book… Continue Reading

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October 13, 2016

Weekend Reading: Disability, Labor, and the Pros/Cons of the Tenure Track

Welcome to Ideas on Fire's new series, Weekend Reading! Here we'll be bringing the best of what the Internet has to offer at the intersection of academia and activism. As our tagline implies, at Ideas… Continue Reading

October 10, 2016

Academic Book Marketing: Audience & Author Platform

Today’s post is an excerpt from Cathy Hannabach's brand-new publication Book Marketing for Academics. Grab your copy today.   Excerpt from Chapter 1: What Is an Author Platform and Why Do You Need One? Book… Continue Reading

Finding a Work Space Where You Can Thrive - Person sits on the floor of an office on a computer, surrounded by books. Photo by WOC in Tech Chat.
September 26, 2016

Finding a Work Space Where You Can Thrive

In academia, we think a lot about how we work: how to manage our time, how to clearly and concisely present our research, and how to tell compelling stories on the page and in the… Continue Reading

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September 15, 2016

Apps to Boost Your Time Management and Productivity

This week, Ideas on Fire team members Michelle Velasquez-Potts, Kate Drabinski, and Cathy Hannabach team up to share our favorite apps and tools for writing, time management, scheduling, and email. As an interdisciplinary academic, you… Continue Reading

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August 18, 2016

What to Do in Your First Semester of Graduate School

It's your first semester of graduate school, you just arrived on campus, and you're excited but a bit nervous about tackling it all. First of all, welcome to academia! You’re joining a bunch of awesome,… Continue Reading

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