Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Two new books look at familiar, diverting facets of life online. Scott McLemee tries to garner them some attention.
Author of new book offers tips for grad students and job-seekers.
A federal judge rules Google's massive digitization efforts falls under the "fair use" doctrine, marking another loss for copyright advocates.
University Press of Kentucky is giving free e-books to readers who purchase hard copies.
An eminent professor of writing offers readers instruction in the secret arts of the persona. Scott McLemee looks behind the mask.
It's the 100th anniversary of the income tax -- and a new book describes repeated efforts to repeal or blunt it. Scott McLemee finds the story moving.
Sociologist's new book explores time-tested techniques for avoiding potentially inconvenient risk of being understood. Scott McLemee foregrounds the opportunity spaces for discursive practice.
A new book gives tips and tricks to boards, presidents and would-be presidents to avoid leadership disasters.
Long forgotten, J. Redding Ware was a philologist of slang and detective-fiction pioneer. Scott McLemee looks into Ware Studies.
5 years after SUNY Press raised eyebrows with the way it obtained book rights that had been held by U. of Nebraska Press, the work is returning to the Plains.
Carolyn Foster Segal digests the new biography (actually the "official book" of the new documentary) about the author. Let's just say she's not a big fan.
A newly translated book ponders and celebrates archival research. Scott McLemee thinks it's a classic.

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