Communicating with Authors: How do societies stay connected with their authors? (Fireside chat)
Monday 18th December: CLICK HERE TO JOIN NOW
16:00 – 17:30 GMT (UK)
11:00 – 12:30 EST (Eastern USA)
In the final fireside chat of the year, we are bringing together three people who have extensive experience in building communication strategies to ensure societies stay connected with their authors.
Authors are looking for an outlet for their research – they want impact, they want recognition, they want readership, and they want to be part of a community that cares about their work. Societies are ideally placed to help authors achieve their goals and make those all-important connections. Societies also want to sure ensure their authors have a great author experience, and want to nurture those long-term relationships.
So how do successful societies manage to stay connected? Particularly if they have outsourced their publishing to a commercial publisher? (This is something that we know comes up a lot). And how do author communications fit in with the overall communication strategy? After all authors are probably also conference delegates, readers, volunteers, members, editors, etc.
Our contributors have a lot to say about strategies that have worked for them so join us for a conversation about the “author experience” and how to keep that important society/author relationship alive.
As usual, this will be an interactive session, and immediately after the fireside chat there will be a live Q&A which should be a lively affair.
We’ll talk for just short of an hour, and then open up a round table discussion for you to bring your thoughts, ideas, questions and challenges to our friendly Society Street discussion.
Come and join us!
We’ll be talking on the 18th December 2023.
Thanks to the continued support of our sponsors, all Society Street events are free to attend.
The session will be available on demand on this page later.
Crises for Publishing Societies are Not New! A History of Scientific Journals (Interview)
Join Sam Burrell, our Program Chair, as she talks to Aileen about her new book, which explores the history of the Royal Society’s Philosophical Transactions from its very earliest days. (It’s an OA and you can find it HERE!)
What has this got to do with today’s Learned Societies? It might surprise you. Finding out about how we got to where we are today offers surprising insights into the business models of mission-led publishing societies, and shows us how we got to where we are today. (And besides, it’s really interesting.)
After the interview, Aileen and Sam will be joining a Zoom call open to all Society Street attendees to continue the conversation and invite you to ask Aileen — and each other — the questions that Sam didn’t get to. The interview will be made available on demand afterwards, but the Zoom call will not (and it’s often the best bit)!
ALL HIDDEN PLEASE LEAVE 11:10am – 11:20am EDT (Eastern US)
4:10pm – 4:20pm BST (UK)
THIS ONE IS HIDDEN PLEASE LEAVE Product Development Case Study (Interview) – Bone & Joint Publications
Interviewer: Tracy Gardner
Interviewee: Emma Vodden
Tracy interviews Emma about the product development process Bone & Joint Publications went through, and finds out what the outcome of it was.
Communicating with Authors: How do societies stay connected with their authors? (Fireside Chat)
Sam Burrell, our program chair, is joined by a panel of leaders to talk about communicating with and connecting with authors: and how and why that is different from wider society communications and outreach, and how and why those activities should overlap.
Discussing author communications and outreach with Sam are:
- Sara Killingworth, Head of Marketing at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
- Mithu Lucraft, Senior Consultant. TBI Communications
- Jennifer Regala, Director of Publications and Executive Editor at the American Urological Association
Register to watch our fireside chat and join us for a live Q&A and discussion straight after.