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.
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.
Scott McLemee ruminates on the passing of literary critic George Steiner.
Scott McLemee reviews Bernice L. Hausman's Anti/Vax: Reframing the Vaccination Controversy.
Big textbook publishers and retailers are accused of squashing competition from independent college bookstores.

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August 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."

June 20, 2018

The runaway cost of instructional materials is a worry, but it's not even close to the biggest problem for students, writes Jason Katzman.

May 2, 2018

Indiana University wants other institutions to absorb insights gleaned from its fast-growing digital textbook initiative.

May 1, 2018

In a bid to gain market share, publishers have slashed the cost of digital textbooks.

February 28, 2018

Author discusses new book on how technology is changing K-12 education, and the lessons of schools' experiences for higher education.

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