Nick Canty


Job Title:   Lecturer, Department of Information Studies
Affiliation:   UCL
Twitter: @nickpublisher

 Nick Canty

Why I am supporting the Academic Book of the Future Project:

This project matters – to publishers, academics, libraries, booksellers and readers. Everyone with an interest in scholarly communication in the Humanities needs to have their voice heard and contribute to the debate. This project brings these voices together and provides a platform for all of us to shape the academic book of the future.

Research Interests:

Publishing, social media, social aspects of technology, digital marketing, history of the book, bibliotherapy

Recent Publications:


‘Career Development’, in Academic and Professional Publishing, Chandos Publishing 2012.


Criswell, J., & Canty, N. (2014). Deconstructing Social Media: An Analysis of Twitter and Facebook Use in the Publishing Industry. Publishing Research Quarterly, 30 (4), 352-376. doi:10.1007/s12109-014-9376-1

Canty, N. P. (2013). Social Media in Libraries: It’s Like, Complicated. Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues., 23 (2), 41-54. doi:10.7227/ALX.23.2.4

Canty, N. P. (2012). Libraries as publishers: turning the page?. Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues, 23 (1), 55-62. doi:10.7227/ALX.23.1.7

Canty, N. (2012). The experience of first time novelists in the united kingdom. Publishing Research Quarterly, 28 (3), 218-235. doi:10.1007/s12109-012-9280-5

Rowlands, I., Nicholas, D., Russell, B., Canty, N., & Watkinson, A. (2011). Social media use in the research workflow. LEARN PUBL, 24 (3), 183-195. doi:10.1087/20110306

Other Information:

I am a lecturer in the department of Information Studies where I teach on the MA in Publishing. I joined UCL in 2010 after a career in academic and professional publishing. I am working towards a PhD looking at how the publishing industry uses social media.


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