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.
How might queerness be understood in the context of an individual lived experience and a specific place? Collection Editor Seutaʻafili Dr Patrick Thomsen reflects on his own queer identity through personal recollection of experience and place.
Publisher and LPP co-founder David Parker explains how to create the best book title and the importance of understanding digital distribution in book publishing.
The language we use to refer to ourselves is important, and can be difficult to get right. Dr Damian Mellifont and Dr Jennifer Smith-Merry discuss the debate of person-first or identity first language, and explore language choices for the LPP Disability Studies
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.
In this conversation between Chris McAuley, Black Studies Collection Editor at Lived Places Publishing and and Steve Majors, author of A Multiracial Experience: One Man's Search for Race, Identity and Family, they discuss how the growing number of Americans who identify as multiracial are navigating their experiences of living in a society that is increasingly fractured along persistent, rigid racial lines.
by David Parker
Come Meet David Parker at The Charleston Library Conference, Charleston, SC (November 7-10, 2023). David will be presenting on models for funding open access eBooks and participating in the Vendor Showcase.
Come Meet Michael Boezi at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Montréal, QC (November 3-5, 2023)
by David Parker
We invite you to participate in our brief survey to help establishing an author-led set standards for identity metadata. Please feel free to share this survey with authors, librarians, and publishing professionals – we will be publishing the results of our research.
by David Parker
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.