Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
In our digital age, some people predict that writing by hand could become an antiquarian hobby, but Anne Trubek's The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting is a story of metamorphosis, not of decline, writes Scott McLemee.
Scott McLemee reviews a scholarly article that examines how small but significant tweaks to an academic paper's title can make it more likely to win attention.
Author of the 1988 book Profscam, conservative talk radio host Charles Sykes, discusses his new book that again takes on higher education. 
Scott McLemee examines the quite serious -- and surprisingly abundant -- scholarship on Donald Trump's The Apprentice.
New book explores how those at seven elite liberal arts colleges make decisions about academics, social life and more.
Ken Ono's memoir, My Search for Ramanujan: How I Learned to Count, is a story of the life-enhancing (and quite possibly life-saving) influence of friends and mentors, writes Scott McLemee.
Association of American Publishers complains about Cal State librarian who studies popularity of pirated scientific papers. Cal State defends its librarian.
Scott McLemee highlights more new books due out from university presses this fall.
Amid declining book sales, university presses search for new ways to measure success.
In Return to Cold War, Robert Legvold gives a succinct, lucid, fairly dispassionate and almost incessantly even-handed presentation of relations between the United States and Russia, writes Scott McLemee.
Author asks why some countries are better than others at science and technology.
After reviewing about 70 catalogs, Scott McLemee offers an overview of fall books being published by university presses.

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