Bloomsbury is thrilled to announce a call for new proposals for the acclaimed 33 1/3 book series, previously published by Continuum. (Bloomsbury acquired Continuum in July 2011).
The series Ė each volume of which focuses on one popular music album of the last several decades Ė started in September 2003 and has so far published 85 titles. Books in the series so far have taken a wide range of approaches, on subjects ranging from albums by the Kinks to James Brown, from Bob Dylan to Prince, from the Pixies to Public Enemy, and from the Beastie Boys to Celine Dion.
In these new proposals, weíll be looking for original research, for stories in the history of popular music (recent or otherwise) that havenít been told too often (if at all), and for perspectives that will broaden and develop the discipline of writing about music, as read by a global readership of music scholars and fans.
Proposals will be considered for books about any album that hasnít already been covered in the series, or isnít already under contract. (The Wikipedia page on the series can help with this.) Your choice of album is precisely that: yours. Titles in the series typically sell 4-5,000 copies or more: if youíre convinced that enough readers around the world would rush out to buy your book, then go ahead and persuade us!
All resulting books published in the series as a result of this call for proposals will be published under the Bloomsbury Academic imprint during 2013 and 2014. (All existing titles in the series will also be re-branded as Bloomsbury Academic titles, in due course.)
Full details can be found at www.33third.blogspot.com
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