Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Dec 04, 2019
Planned pricing changes by academic publisher Cengage have not gone down well with the National Association of College Stores.
Scott McLemee explores Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space by Kevin Peter Hand.
Author discusses new book on the Jackson State shootings, which happened 50 years ago this week.
Scott McLemee reviews Truls Wyller's What Is Time? An Enquiry.
Early journal submission data suggest COVID-19 is tanking women's research productivity.
Scott McLemee reviews A Brief History of Fascist Lies by Federico Finchelstein.
Scott McLemee reviews John Kaag's Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life.
Scott McLemee reviews Fear Itself: The Causes and Consequences of Fear in America, by Christopher D. Bader, Joseph O. Baker, L. Edward Day and Ann Gordon.
Awareness and adoption of open educational resources continue to grow, a new report suggests. But the movement could be overshadowed by publisher initiatives like inclusive access.
Scott McLemee explores upcoming university press books on intellectual vitality.
Scott McLemee reviews a crop of upcoming books focused on anger.
Merging two giant educational publishers was never going to be smooth sailing, but the process has been rockier than Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education expected.
In his review of Eric Schwitzgebel's A Theory of Jerks and Other Philosophical Misadventures, Scott McLemee also focuses on love.

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December 4, 2019

Planned pricing changes by academic publisher Cengage have not gone down well with the National Association of College Stores.

November 4, 2019

As major textbook publishers grapple with new strategic directions, alternative providers focused on lower-cost materials seize the opportunity to grow their market share.

September 19, 2019

As California's community colleges implement degree pathways with no textbook costs, what -- if anything -- can be gleaned from their data?

September 18, 2019

Publishers’ sales teams can freely visit professors on many campuses. Steven J. Bell asks, shouldn't academic librarians promoting alternatives have easy access to the faculty, too?

July 30, 2019

Concerned about limited purchasing options and potential price increases, students and consumer groups challenge the proposed merger of two major textbook publishers.

June 13, 2019

State University of New York system strikes deal with Lumen Learning to expand and fill gaps in systemwide platform to deliver open educational resources free to students.

May 2, 2019

Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education will combine to create one giant education publisher focused on digital content. Observers aren’t convinced that’s a good thing for students.

April 29, 2019

Analysis commissioned by advocacy group documents how major companies' business strategies could help them lock up research and learning data that colleges and scholars need.

February 13, 2019

To drive professors’ embrace of open educational resources, college leaders should offer incentives -- a share of the financial savings -- to academic departments, teaching centers and libraries, Chuck Staben suggests.

November 14, 2018

Free, accessible curricular materials may have many benefits for students. But the research conducted so far hasn't delivered the required proof yet, Regan Gurung writes.

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