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."
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.
Cover of "Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism in America" by George Yancy
Philosopher discusses his new book about how Americans respond to frank discussions of racism -- and about harassment he received for an essay in The New York Times.
Operation was once supported by 10 colleges, but of late has been backed only by Brandeis and Dartmouth.

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