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."
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.
Ronald Dworkin's first posthumous book is a defense of religious atheism. Scott McLemee reports on a matter of ultimate concern.
Author of new book on academic dishonesty discusses strategies for reducing cheating while improving student learning.
Author of new novel about her former job -- helping applicants write their admissions essays -- answers questions about the book and the competition to get in to college.
John Sides and Lynn Vavreck explain why they rewrote rules of how to publish in political science for their book on the 2012 presidential election.
Change everything about how higher ed is funded and public colleges can offer free tuition, a new book argues.
Whatever happened to the shrinking work week that futurologists used to worry about? Scott McLemee checks into a volume in the field of leisure studies.
A new restriction from Amazon prevents students from bringing some of their rented textbooks across state lines.
Derek Bok's new book asserts that much of the recent criticism of higher education is inaccurate or oversimplified, but that plenty of serious problems do exist.
A documentary about the philosopher, mystic, and rebel is coming out on DVD. Scott McLemee hears from the director.

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