Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Aug 28, 2018
An online textbook priced at almost $1,000 has infuriated students trying to navigate an already confusing textbook marketplace, but Louisiana-Lafayette officials insist they had "good intentions."
Elsevier’s acquisition of Bepress’s institutional repository platform is heralded as a smart move for the publisher, but not all of Bepress’s customers are impressed.
New book tries to help readers cope with that faculty colleague who never liked a new idea or offered to help.
Byung-Chul Han’s In the Swarm: Digital Prospects describes how our society is well down the road toward a dramatically different, digital world. Much harder to discern, writes Scott McLemee, is where, or if, Han sees an off-ramp.
Author discusses her new book of writing advice for academics.  
Scott McLemee writes of the recent passing of George A. Romero, the “godfather of zombie film,” and how his work was simultaneously horrific and satirical.
Author discusses her new book about promoting success of at-risk students.
New book seeks to round out the trigger warning debate with competing histories of the trend and case studies from the classroom.
Mark Stein’s Vice Capades: Sex, Drugs and Bowling From the Pilgrims to the Present tracks how the vice of one century, such as bowling or playing cards, can become the wholesome family recreation of another, writes Scott McLemee.
Author discusses his new book, which argues that politicians and “zombie leadership” in higher education are destroying academic values.
Despite Daniel Drezner’s arguments to the contrary, now is not the “worst of times” for public intellectuals, Jonathan Marks argues.
A brief mention in an interview by a British artist breathes life and sales into a niche music theory book.
Questions about funding and disclosure surround article advocating more economic analysis at the FCC, ahead of major moves by Trump appointees to roll back net neutrality rules.

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