1. A publisher, an author, a fair-use librarian, and an intellectual-rights law specialist discuss their experiences and perspectives on the implications of fair use in art and music publishing. How should publishers counsel authors who are doing important, original scholarship, yet remain concerned about the legal ramifications of using copyrighted materials? What is the current lay of the land in fair use litigation? Are there best-practices guidelines that can help authors and book publishers make good decisions? Panelists will discuss these and other important topics before taking questions from attendees.

    Chair: Thom Lemmons, Senior Editor, Texas A&M University Press
    Panelists: Emilie R. Algenio, Copyright/Fair Use Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries; Craig Hillis, co-editor of Pickers and Poets: The Ruthlessly Poetic Singer-Songwriters of Texas; Glynn S. Lunney Jr., Professor and intellectual property law specialist, Texas A&M University School of Law

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  2. What do our authors really think about our publishing practices? Hear from a panel of distinguished and well-published academics, in various stages of their careers, on the thorniest topics: the manuscript submission process (Which management system is the easiest? What would be easier?), peer review (Is double-blind the best? Do you have time to review?), marketing expectations (What publicity and promotion do you expect your press to provide for your book?), and impact measures (Is your T&P committee still looking at impact factors? What altmetrics are important?).
    Chair: Jill Rodgers, Subscription & Institutional Marketing Manager, MIT Press
    Panelists: Raychelle Burks, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, St. Edward's University; Ali Dadpay, Professor of Economics, St. Edward's University; Faegheh Shirazi, Professor, Department. of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas, Austin

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  3. Most university presses have strong scholarly lists and know how to work with authors to market those books. Authors of creative works (creative nonfiction, fiction, music, poetry, photography, and short fiction) require a different approach to marketing, publicity, events, and sales. One could argue that these authors have higher (and possibly unrealistic) expectations. How do marketing and acquisitions manage those expectations? Where do these titles fit in a press’s list? What marketing, publicity, and sales strategies work and what don’t? How can marketing and acquisitions work together to make this part of the list successful? This roundtable discussion will be an opportunity for marketing and acquisitions to have a frank discussion on approaches when expanding (or minimizing) this part of the list. Let's identify and capitalize on the positives of working with authors of creative works.
    Chair: Amanda Sharp, Marketing & Sales Manager, University of Georgia Press
    Panelists: Parneshia Jones, Sales and Community Outreach Manager and Poetry Editor, Northwestern University Press; Gianna LaMorte, Assistant Director, Marketing and Sales Manager, University of Texas Press; Tom Payton, Director, Trinity University Press; Erin Rolfs, Assistant Director, Marketing Manager, Louisiana State University Press

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  4. An abbreviated version of the popular Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers Workshop, this session will review primary financial statements; then, the participants will walk through a series of day-to-day publishing transactions, resulting in the creation of a balance sheet and income statement. Topics covered will include accrual vs. cash accounting; deferred and prepaid income and expenses; capitalization of fixed assets; and the imporatance of setting reserves.
    Facilitator: Robbie Dircks, Associate Director & CFO, University of North Carolina Press
    Panelists: Mike Bieker, Director, University of Arkansas Press; Dan Wackrow, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Harvard University Press

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  5. As acquisitions editors at university presses, we all report to faculty editorial boards who steward the imprimaturs of our universities, yet there is remarkable variation in how those boards operate. These variations include how often the boards meet, at what point in the publication process they review materials, and what materials they review. We have different ways of preparing for board
    meetings as individuals and departments, and different sources of anxiety and enjoyment associated with our board processes. This panel is intended to open up a conversation about how our boards work, how we interact with them, and how we might strengthen relationships between acquisitions departments and faculty boards.
    Chair: Sara Cohen, Editor, Temple University Press
    Panelists: Robert Devens, Editor-in-Chief, University of Texas Press; James Cox, Professor of English, University of Texas and Chair, Faculty Editorial Board, University of Texas Press; Mary Francis, Editorial Director, University of Michigan Press

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Sessions from the Association of American University Presses 2017 Annual Meeting held June 11-13 in Austin, Texas.
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