Lived Places founders David Parker and Chris McAuley were guests on this month’s episode of the Newgen Pubcast, the monthly podcast by our publishing partner Newgen Publishing UK.
The LPP Collections are very broad categories, with a lot of overlap between them, and topics that fall between and across different disciplines. Founder and Publisher David Parker explains why.
It’s important not to exclude anyone from your audience in the way that you write. Commissioning editor Rebecca Bush offers advice and tips for authors and writers on how to be inclusive in their writing.
Dr Janise Hurtig, editor for the Education Studies collection, is seeking authors to contribute proposals. Here she explores some possible topic areas and provides ideas and inspiration for possible submissions.
What is ableism, and what does “nothing about us without us” mean? Collection editors Dr Damian Mellifont and Dr Jennifer Smith-Merry are seeking authors to raise their own voices of disability.
Publisher David Parker and editor Rebecca Bush explore the different paths to authorship that an expert might take, and explain why they are deliberately looking for authors whose expertise is expressed outside academia, in addition to traditionally academic authorities
Commissioning Editor Rebecca Bush gives an overview of simple marketing activities that any author should consider to build their audience and platform and promote their book.
All people are not valued equally, so there is societal inequity and inequality in how their stories are valued as well. Collection Editor Chris McAuley explores the mission of Lived Places Black Studies Collection to help rectify this imbalance.
David Parker explains how Lived Places Publishing provides a platform for authors to develop their relationship with their readers and supports them in the crucial step of marketing their book.
Dr. Manuel Callahan discusses the tension, critiques, and differing opinions around the use of the term Latinx to describe identities that may otherwise be labelled Latin American, Latino, or Latina.
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New models are emerging for funding open access, which may serve to alleviate one of the publishing industry’s most problematic practices: Levying book processing charges on authors.
In this conversation between Chris McAuley, Black Studies Collection Editor at Lived Places Publishing and Dr. Kadian Pow, author of Stories of Black Female Identity in the Making: Queering the Love in Blackness, they discuss how religious institutions have maintained their power to shape and control Black women's identities, despite a statistical decline in church attendance.
How does a book go from a bunch of Word documents to a printed and bound volume? The LPP team outline the stages of the book production process.
In this conversation between Chris McAuley, Black Studies Collection Editor at Lived Places Publishing and Gregory Freeland, author of Music and Black Community in Segregated North Carolina, they discussed the pivotal role that music played in keeping a community together during one of the most legally segregated times in U.S. history.
The COVID-19 pandemic reproduced forms of educational exclusions by reiterating a “grammar of schooling”, yet it also offered an opportunity for teaching professionals to use their creativity and brilliance to rewrite it. Pushing back on educational inequities, these stories offer hope of more just and inclusive classrooms now and in the future.