Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
May 02, 2018
Indiana University wants other institutions to absorb insights gleaned from its fast-growing digital textbook initiative.
Scott McLemee reviews Michael Ohl’s The Art of Naming, which explores some of the one million animal species that have been identified.
Scott McLemee considers Leo R. Chavez's Anchor Babies and The Challenge of Birthright Citizenship, which makes clear how little has been added to the stock of anti-immigrant rhetoric over the past century.
Authors discuss new book examining the faculty role -- and how professors view their responsibilities.
As downloads of free scholarly books soar, what's getting read?
Scott McLemee on a surprising aspect of Amy Werbel's Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock.
The struggle between piety and libido in the age of mechanical reproduction is at the core of Amy Werbel's Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock, writes Scott McLemee.
A lot is riding on them, but they can be difficult to compose. James Phelan and Faye Halpern offer some helpful strategies for getting them right.
Scott McLemee explores a few -- perhaps somewhat surprising -- new pricing models for books and journals.
Injunctions against excessive nonacademic acknowledgments are not new, explains Richard Hughes Gibson.
An increasing number of universities are ending, or threatening to end, bundled journal subscriptions with major publishers.
Scott McLemee explores the connections between various books forthcoming from scholarly presses.
Cover of "The Procrastination Economy: The Big Business of Downtime" by Ethan Tussey
A lesson in Ethan Tussey’s The Procrastination Economy: The Big Business of Downtime is that a large, voracious and profitable cultural apparatus is absorbing and monetizing every second of your attention, writes Scott McLemee.

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May 2, 2018

Indiana University wants other institutions to absorb insights gleaned from its fast-growing digital textbook initiative.

May 1, 2018

In a bid to gain market share, publishers have slashed the cost of digital textbooks.

February 28, 2018

Author discusses new book on how technology is changing K-12 education, and the lessons of schools' experiences for higher education.

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