Music Word Media welcomes manuscripts by experts in music of all kinds for publication in a range of electronic formats, including mobile apps, web apps, and audio-enabled e-books.
For our Custos imprint we favor relatively concise scholarly essays in which a discussion can be supported by visual elements including interactive graphics and tables as well as images, music scores and audio/video (see for example Claire Fontijn’s The Vision of Music in St Hildegard’s Scivias).
We are also soliciting contributions to our series of Listening Guides, short introductions focusing on a work, composer, performer, school, or other unit of organization or analysis (see for example Sarah Caissie Provost’s The Brill Building). Apps in this series are intended to provide key knowledge or insights that enhance, deepen, or broaden the listening experience for non-experts. The format may appeal particularly to college teachers who wish to deliver course reading directly to tablets, smartphones, and laptop computers in the classroom rather than via the library or bookstore.
Our Music Show & Tell Series (working title) presents and discusses one or more documents, events, ideas, arguments, processes, environments, or systems. The selection of material may be focused on one time and place or cross cultural boundaries to be organized around broad themes in music, art, or the humanities (see for example Catharina Meints Caldwell’s The Caldwell Collection of Viols).
More detail about Music Word Media’s publishing program is posted on our Submissions page. To see and hear the books, apps, and e-books mentioned here please visit booth 305 in the AMS exhibits and join our Roundtable discussion for Authors and Editors at the AMS meeting on Saturday, 3 November, at 6 p.m. in Salon 816, Sheraton New Orleans.