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Printer closures, paper shortages lead to delays for university publishers

Printer closures and paper shortages create scheduling headaches for academic authors and staff at university presses.

Author discusses his new book on how writing is and should be taught

Author discusses his new book about “killing the five-paragraph essay” and other ways schools and colleges could do a better job of teaching writing.

University of California challenges Elsevier over access to scholarly research

University of California System is playing hardball with Elsevier in negotiations that could transform the way it pays to read and publish research. But does the UC system have the clout to pull it off?

In switch to digital-first products, publishers are signing fewer textbook authors

Leading academic publishers are signing fewer textbook authors and instead channeling investments into digital courseware.

In the face of criticism that he's a Holocaust victim blamer, co-author of wellness textbook says he meant to inspire people

Co-author of wellness textbook says he meant to inspire people to know their self-worth and lead healthier lives. But critics say his book implies that those who died in the Holocaust were weak and that cancer is a choice.

Philip Roth's relationship to academe? It's complicated

Several of novelist Philip Roth's books called out academics as misguided, hyper-political or overtly ambitious. But professors say he was happy to be taught at colleges.

More institutions consider ending their 'big deals' with publishers

An increasing number of universities are ending, or threatening to end, bundled journal subscriptions with major publishers.

New books examine college governance and how it can adapt to changing times

Authors break down the basics of university governance but can't resist looking at the big picture.

Author discusses new book in which he criticizes use of metrics in higher education

Author discusses new book on what he views as the dangers of an obsession with numbers in analyzing admissions, academic success, faculty productivity and more in higher education.

New novel about academic life is not a ringing endorsement, to say the least

A new novel about academic life is not a ringing endorsement, to say the least. But it will make you laugh. And that's the point.

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