All posts tagged with publishing

Turning around the profits

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The absurdity of academic publishing is starting to get attention from the mainstream press. From The Economist: “Open sesame”.

The open textbook niche

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A sobering Sunday read about how elementary and secondary school textbooks are put together today: “Afraid of your child’s math textbook? You should be.”

Looking for pseudo-books

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Jason Baird Jackson posts some insights on how traditional journals can turn to open access tools (if not become open access), and how a startup online journ...

An e-book library

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Libraries have gone into e-book lending in a big way recently, and now Amazon is getting into the act with its Amazon Lending Library. I’ve been watching e-b...

Platform building

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Seth Godin: “Strangers and friends: understanding publishing”.

Make journals work better

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George Monbiot writes in the Guardian with some sobering statistics about academic publishing: “Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist”

Edited volumes

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There have been a lot of new edited volumes in paleoanthropology and Paleolithic archaeology during the last several years. I can get only a fraction of thes...

The price of erudition

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Did you know that the three-volume Handbook of Paleoanthropology is a thousand dollars from Amazon?

Science journalism, blogging, and the web

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Nature (open access) discusses the decline of science journalism and the rise of blogs. The article profiles John Timmer, whose stuff at Nobel Intent I read ...