Category Archives: Publishing

Free!

Peter Suber’s book “Open Access” has gone open access today. It’s free, free, free! Even better: Open Access is available in a myriad of formats, including not only your run-of-the-mill PDF but also ePub, Mobi, and HTML. Get the book … Continue reading

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Cato Institute Press

On the first page of his book, You Can’t Say That!: The Growing Threat To Civil Liberties from Antidiscrimination Laws, David Bernstein wrote this One problem I confronted in starting this book was that I understood that outside of the … Continue reading

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Cherry Picking a Book Review

A cherry picked book review is honest in that the words that it reproduces indeed appeared in the original full review. The reproduction though is utterly misleading; it means to impress on the viewer and potential buyer that a prominent … Continue reading

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Bloomsbury Press

If you were to take a look at my book buying record for the past few days, you could draw a couple of reasonable inferences about me. One, I buy more books than is healthy, wealthy, or wise. Two, Bloomsbury … Continue reading

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A Pricing Pattern

If you, like me, feel like you miss out on a lot of book sales because of wildly fluctuating book prices, then there may be a good reason for us missing the boat. I think some publishers are trying a … Continue reading

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Faculty Atttitude Survey

A group called the Ithaka S+R has released the latest survey in its assessment of academics’ “practices, attitudes, and needs”.  Check out that 2012 US Faculty Survey here. Although the survey is 79 pages in its entirety, the findings are … Continue reading

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A Bulk E-book Discount Club

Even if not a voracious reader, I’m a voracious book buyer. My scheming mind roams always in search of ideas that will simultaneously reduce book prices, be reasonable for publishes to try as a new pricing model, and not incidentally … Continue reading

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