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Can Amazon Finally Crack the Bestseller Code?

Subscribe As the last decade concluded, book publishers breathed a sigh of relief. The 2010s were characterized by a series of Amazon-related shock waves—the…

Opinion | How Professors Help Rip Off Students

How Professors Rip Off Students Books are too expensive. Contributing Opinion Writer As the semester ends, instructors at universities and community colleges…

Only Books | Inside Higher Ed

We should talk more about books. Books should more frequently show up as the touchstones of our conversations. Books should be the foundations in which we build…

Essay on plagiarism | Inside Higher Ed

A few years back, I noticed what looked like a potentially interesting article on the table of contents page of an open-access scholarly journal. I attempted to…

Times Critics’ Top Books of 2019

The Times’s staff critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year. Credit... Tony Cenicola/The New York Times In the literary…

Public Writing and the Junior Scholar

Lower-tier liberal-arts colleges, teaching-oriented universities, and community colleges — where the vast majority of academic jobs are found — have long…

The lost art of editing

A meeting of the board of directors at Faber, March 1944. From left to right TS Eliot, Morley Kennedy, Geoffrey Faber, WJ Crawley, Miss CB Sheldon and Richard…

Finding Writing Energy | Inside Higher Ed

Each year of my three years of graduate study in creative writing I wrote approximately 100,000 words of original fiction, a total of over 300,000 words. None…

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