The new book by Tom Nichols, “The Death of Expertise,” is not perfect, but it is an important exploration of existential threats to science, education, and representative democracy.
Ohio State University Press’ Tony Sanfilippo weighs in on the role of academic publishers in the current political climate.
This is a report on the monograph output of American university presses. The report had the cooperation of 65 presses, which contributed their historical data to the project. The report shows the output of the presses and provides a more granular analysis by subject area and press size.
Robert Harington takes the reader on a tour of copyright law, suggesting that its value is in supporting our ability to teach and do research, and publish high quality works.
As a follow-up to the chef’s best books read during 2016, I’m happy to present a selection of our favorite university press reads of 2016 (and thanks to one of our commenters for the suggestion!). We tend to think of […]
There’s not a need to re-design the scholarly monograph itself. There’s a need for tools that can better facilitate a connection between author and reader.
What makes Annette Gordon-Reed’s recent NYRB essay such a powerful example of the book review genre?
Dismayed by the loss of trust in facts, and seeming preference for half-truths that appears to be driving our political present, Robert Harington decided to catch up on his reading over the weekend, and stumbled across a stimulating article in Publishers Weekly, entitled How to Sell Nearly a Half-Million Copies of a Poetry Book, by Anisse Gross.
A new book reviews various instances of piracy in the media industry and proposes using Big Data analyses as a means to manage it.
How can we better communicate to readers the degree of access being made available in the context of open access monographs?
The beginning of the holiday season means it’s time for our annual list of our favorite books read during the year. Today brings Part 2 of the list.
The beginning of the holiday season means it’s time for our annual list of our favorite books read during the year. Part 1 today, Part 2 tomorrow.
Is Greta Van Susteren right in taking universities to task for building “huge libraries” and in characterizing them as “vanity projects” that have been obviated by the growing online availability of books and other scholarly resources? Obviously not — that’s the position of an ignorant philistine. Except…
Revisiting Joe Esposito’s 2010 post on the role publishers’ brands play in purchasing decisions.
Matthew Reinhart shows off the techniques that make the magic of pop-up books happen.