BiLD is committed to advancing discovery by publishing robust and insightful research, supporting the development of new areas of knowledge, and making ideas and knowledge accessible around the world. In taking responsibility for accepting and publishing an author’s research our primary duty is to make it as widely discoverable, accessible, understandable, usable, reusable and shareable as possible.
Our publication policy has been developed in consultation with the research communities that we serve, including authors and librarians, and they are rooted in our belief that scholarly communication is aided by greater transparency of the processes by which we operate. These policies underpin our respect for academic independence; our commitment to ensuring authors have a real choice in the type and mode of publication for their research; an understanding that this research needs to be published as quickly as possible whilst commanding the highest level of trust; our responsibility in safeguarding the scientific accuracy of the published record; and, via our connections with the communities we serve, our understanding of the changing needs of the academic community.
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Tax Information for Foreign Authors
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Promoting Your Own Work
Even before your book is published, you can be thinking about how to raise the profile of your work. As the author, you can play a crucial role in sharing your ideas and news about your book with your colleagues, friends, and readers.
What you do may depend on the kind of book you’ve written and how much time you have, but we encourage all authors to consider how they can support the promotion of their work.
Reuse and Self-Archiving Permissions
As an author of a title of BiLD, there are certain rights granted to you in the areas of Reuse and Self Archiving. These rights include the ability to reuse pre and post publication elements of your work for your own teaching, publishing and self-archiving purposes, without the need to obtain written permission from BiLD.
18 Tips for Promoting your Book
If you have less than an hour: use your existing networks – online and in real life.
- Request an author flyer from your marketing contract and share it with your colleagues and friends. Put up flyers or posters in your university or department as well.
- Use an email signature with links to the book’s BiLD webpage to let your colleagues and friends know about your work.
- Share your new publication with colleagues and friends on Facebook or other social networks that you already use.
- If you already use Twitter, share the news in a tweet and include a link to the book in your Twitter bio.
- Add the book to your LinkedIn profile.
- Add information and an image of your publication to your professional and/or institutional websites.
- Recommend your book to your institutional or university librarian.
- Add your book to reading lists for students, and the handouts in relevant seminars or conference presentations.
If you have more than an hour: think about an additional piece of content.
- Contact your university communications team and ask them to include information about the book on your university website or email newsletter.
- Ask your alumni magazine to add a brief listing about you and your book to its communications.
- Write a post as a guest blogger for a blog.
- Pitch an article to The Daily Star.
- Create an author page on Amazon Author Central.
- Include a slide about your book in conferences and other presentations.
If you want or have time for an ongoing commitment: find a niche and get involved.
- Think about which social network would suit you; you may find like-minded people on Twitter, Tumblr, Medium, or Instagram, for instance. Every platform has distinct communities and interest groups; take some time to find what you enjoy.
- If you want to use a new platform to talk about your work, you should join and start to build up a following at least several months before publication. Use the opportunity to talk, share ideas, and get involved in the conversations.
- How about starting your own blog to explore and share your ideas, communicate with a wider audience, and raise your online profile?
If you are interested in wider dissemination among non-specialists, such as policy-makers and the general public, get advice from your institution, faculty, or funding body about public engagement.