Academic Press at World University and School
WUaS Press -
Nice to talk with you last Friday at Cal about your proposed historical fiction / crime book re the Academic Press at WUaS.
I talked with Larry, who's the chair of WUaS, and who is just publishing a book on ions (chemistry) with Springer. Having just submitted the 400 page manuscript, he said that Springer arrangements involve him getting a $1000 dollars after they accept his manuscript (they're checking tables, images, etc.), and that he would get 10% royalties after 150 copies are sold. As a scientific book it will probably retail from $75-$100. (Perhaps he will teach a course about this at WUaS reaching students for his book too - he went to MIT as undergrad in chemistry). I think the Academic Press would use this as a model in thinking through your proposed manuscript. If we follow the Harvard UP example - - https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1050397062305468416 - your book could possibly retail for $24 or $32 in the US, so retail price and target audiences and languages would also be significant here. If we begin with English, but plan for German, Spanish, and also possibly Chinese readers, with machine translation, and with our WUaS editors teaching the machine learning translator for historical fiction / crime books, perhaps we could get the other languages to market soon as well. It could be great to bring Jing into this conversation re developing a marketing plan as well, perhaps beginning with English and Chinese markets. So you would will get something when you submit something after final acceptance.
As I understand what you said, you're currently finishing your UC Berkeley dissertation in German / Linguistics (May 2019 possibly?), and could potentially get the WUaS Press a manuscript to check by October 2019. Do I have this correct?
Re your linguistic theory of optimality, your Berkeley Ph.D., and some of the information technologies I mentioned, for thinking through a computational linguistic approach to the theory of optimality, consider joining and checking out, the Wikidata email list, the Semantic Wiki email list, as well as looking into the Google platform, esp. for language resources, such as even Google Translate.
Here too are some MIT OCW resources in these regards - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/linguistics-and-philosophy/24-912-black-matters-introduction-to-black-studies-spring-2017/instructor-insights/critical-computational-empowerment/ & https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-863j-natural-language-and-the-computer-representation-of-knowledge-spring-2003/ & https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/.
See you soon.
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Michael Fragomeni (r, & @scottmacleod l) Met at UC Berkeley under Sather Gate prospective @WorldUnivAndSch author for @WUaSPress, re a budding @sgkmacleod multiple-language book in the making https://t.co/s9nin4B99h planned with machine translation in ~200 countries' languages pic.twitter.com/xemg5ifino— WUaSPress (@WUaSPress) October 21, 2018
Actual-Virtual "Naked Harbin Ethnography," 1st book in Academic Press at @WorldUnivAndSch ~ @ Stanford #HarbinBook http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html …
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