International Notes: Cambridge University Press and Overleaf; FutureBook Awards

In News by Porter Anderson

In three of Cambridge University Press’ journals, two having to do with political science, an Overleaf arrangement offers authoring tools. And a group of eight awards’ announcements are part of the FutureBook Conference in London.
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By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson

Scholarly Journal Author Tools
Boston’s Overleaf, a scientific and scholarly authorship tool, and the UK’s Cambridge University Press have announced a partnership to allow “authors of three Cambridge journals to write and collaborate in pre-formatted templates.”

cambridge-university-press-cup-logoAccording to press materials, the system allows authors “to directly submit manuscripts created in the Overleaf platform to the journals involved.

“This will simplify the submission process for authors and offer an easier and faster way to collaborate and write articles,” as promotional media copy has it.

In a prepared statement, Emily Marchant, author services manager at Cambridge University Press, is quoted, saying that with the Overleaf partnership, “We are able to offer our authors an innovative tool that can simplify the writing process, support them with writing in LaTeX, further aid collaboration and streamline submission.”

You can see the templates available for the three pertinent journals here:

You can see the templates here:

More information is at the publisher’s site.

FutureBook 2016 Awards

500t-futurebook-logo-newHere is a quick list of awards handed out on Friday (December 2) at the annual FutureBook Conference in London.

Digital Achiever, an award sponsored by Frankfurt Book Fair: Jenny Ridout, publishing director at Bloomsbury

Digital Leader, sponsored by Mosaic: Sara Lloyd, digital and communications director at Pan Macmillan

Consumer Platform of the Year: Penguin Random House UK

Reference/Education Platform of the Year: Bloomsbury Fashion Central

Adult Digital Book of the Year: Julian Fellowes’ Belgravia (Orion)

Children’s Digital Book of the Year: Goldilocks and Little Bear (Nosy Cr0w)

BookTech, sponsored by London Book Fair: Kadaxis

Best Use of Digital in a Marketing/Publicity Campaign:  Penguin Random House UK, for its support of Richard Dawkins through the Mount Improbable Web site and campaign

More coverage of the 2016 FutureBook Conference is here.

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Porter Anderson

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Porter Anderson has been named International Trade Press Journalist of the Year in London Book Fair's International Excellence Awards. He is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. He formerly was Associate Editor for The FutureBook at London's The Bookseller. Anderson was for more than a decade a senior producer and anchor with, CNN International, and CNN USA. As an arts critic (Fellow, National Critics Institute), he was with The Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and the Tampa Tribune, now the Tampa Bay Times. He co-founded The Hot Sheet, a newsletter for authors, which now is owned and operated by Jane Friedman.