112th: 20 Years in Academic Publishing

Event date: 
03/27/2017 - 7:00pm

Please join Book Culture on Monday, March 27th at 7pm as we celebrate our 20th year in business with a panel discussion on academic publishing over the past 20 years. 

Book Culture on 112th commits a large portion of our stock to academic presses and scholarly work.
We are thrilled to host this conversation with three exemplars of this work:

  • Jennifer Crewe, Associate Provost and Director of Columbia University Press
  • Fredric Nachbaur, Director of Fordham University Press
  • Ellen Adler, Publisher of The New Press. 

Jennifer Crewe is Associate Provost and Director of Columbia University Press, where she previously served as Editorial Director.  As an acquisitions editor for the Press she acquired books in various fields, including literary studies, film, Asian humanities, food history and science, and a series of translations of major European intellectuals.  She served on the Board of Directors of the Association of American University Presses from 2001-2004, and on the Executive Council of the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers from 2013-2016.  She served on the Executive Council of the Modern Language Association from 2009-2012.  

Fredric Nachbaur is currently Director of Fordham University Press, publisher of scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences as well as trade books focusing on the metropolitan New York region. In addition to overseeing the operations of the press, he acquires in cultural studies, education, history, media and communication, religion, and urban studies. Fred has close to 30 years of book publishing experience, the last twenty working with scholarly books. He got his start in publishing at John Wiley & Sons where he was marketing manager for professional and trade books. He made the foray into academic publishing by becoming the marketing director of arts and humanities at Routledge. Before taking the helm at Fordham, Fred was at NYU Press as the marketing and sales director. 

Ellen Adler has been the Publisher of The New Press since 2006.  She was the editor of Arlie Hochschild's Strangers in Their Own Land and of the forthcoming Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women. She joined The New Press Board of Directors in 2001 and became Deputy Director in 2003.  She has spent her career in publishing, and before joining The New Press in 2003 was the President and C.E.O. of Berlitz Publishing Co., Inc. She previously held a range of positions at Doubleday, The Dial Press and Knopf. Adler was a trustee of Columbia University Press from 2011 until 2015. 

Event address: 
536 W 112th St
New York, NY 10025