Why write a book?

About this video

Books play an important role in defining the landscape in a particular discipline or field. Whatever your career stage, if you have yet to publish or contribute to a book, it could be time to reconsider!

In this module, Stacy Masucci, a Senior Acquisitions Editor for Elsevier S&T Books, explains the benefits of becoming a book author or editor. She explores the results of a survey that asked book authors to share their motivations, and you’ll hear directly from some of them about what inspired them to take the first step.

Stacy also highlights the variety of ways you can get involved in book writing; where publishing might fit into your career path, (for example, you might start by taking on a co-author role or contributing a book chapter); and how Elsevier can help you realize your book publishing goals.

You’ll come away with the information you need to judge whether publishing a book is the right path for you and an understanding of how you can get involved.

About the presenter

Stacy Masucci

Senior Acquisitions Editor, S&T Books, Elsevier

Stacy has been in the publishing industry for 20 years. In September of 2012 she joined Elsevier as a Senior Acquisitions Editor on the biomedical research team publishing content within the Academic Press imprint. She enjoys working with authors and editors, helping them realize their vision to publish works in subjects they are passionate about. She is also energized by the scientific contribution that the works give, providing the knowledge, understanding and insight that helps to further research. A New York native and lifelong resident, Stacy was born on Long Island and relocated to upstate NY in her youth, she attended college in Western NY and works from her home in Glenville.


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