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It's Never Too Late to Be a Reader Again

It was a book that drove me away from books. This wasn’t a trauma of distaste, or indulgence: not a literary bad mussel, not waking up on the floor of someone's…

Lessons on the Craft of Scholarly Reading

S cholarly reading is a craft — one that academics are expected to figure out on our own. After all, it’s just reading. We all know how to do that, right? Yes…

Most popular open-access monographs

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…

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