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Last week University College London Press, Britain’s first fully open-access university press, celebrated a milestone -- one million downloads of its free…

The Future of the University Press

Special Report AddThis Sharing Buttons June 01, 2017 The Future of the University Press W e asked publishers, press directors, editors, scholars, and other…

Scholarly Publishing’s Last Stand

Dave Plunkert for The Chronicle Review T his month, Kentucky’s General Assembly overrode Gov. Matt Bevin’s veto of the budget, restoring many of the cuts in…

Copyediting Is Humbling | Inside Higher Ed

There is no more humbling experience in my life as a writer than reviewing the copyeditor’s work on a book manuscript. I almost said “humiliating” instead of…

The Globalization of the National Book Awards

The National Book Awards, among the most prestigious literary prizes, are going global. Starting this year, the National Book Foundation will recognize works in…

Crafting a Convincing Book Proposal

O ne of the joys of academic life is contributing to the canon of a field and knowing that other people will read your words and, perhaps, change their…

Teaching the Art of Reading in the Digital Era

(Illustration: MVM) "What queer disease is this," wrote the late-19th-century psychologist William James, "of holding things and staring at them like that for…

The Incredible Shrinking Book Exhibit

T he Modern Language Association’s annual convention is not so much a conference as a traveling city. For four days each year, more than 5,000 members of one of…

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