TRIPS: Our President, Nadya Columbus, is leaving to Moscow on May 1st. In terms of other trips, some of my NOVA colleagues were thinking about attending the ALA (American Library Association) conference or BEA (Book Expo America). As an Academic and STM Publisher however, sometimes such meetings are helpful and at other times, they are not particularly useful. We are also days away from the ARVO conference in Seattle (The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology). I hope we can participate in some way particularly because it is important for our authors that we do (see the related and newly released title by NOVA Science Publishers: Uveitic Glaucoma).
This morning at NOVA Publishers started off with an interview with an autistic 19-year old who was looking for a job either in the editorial or art department. He was one of the most charming people I ever met. Hopefully, in some capacity, he will be able to work with us.
New Titles: NOVA Publishers are announcing titles this week such as “Mental Epidemics: From Mobbing to Terrorism Handbook,” “Personalized Medicine (Beyond PET Biomarkers,” “Neuroticism: Characteristics, Impact on Job Performance and Health Outcomes,” and “Socioeconomic Status: Influences, Disparities and Current Issues.” These are the books that jumped at me from the list anyway when rereading it this morning.
The Bologna Book Fair just took place, but as an academic and STM Publisher, NOVA Publishers did not participate. The Bologna Book Fair is focused more on children’s books. It would have still been interesting to attend though…
The London Book Fair is coming up in April and NOVA will have a representative there – Gazelle (their European Distributor). Next year however, Nadya Columbus and her colleagues plan to attend as it is an important Book Fair for not only top Academic Publishers, but for all publishers that exist worldwide.