Short Takes: News and Reviews

On Short Takes today: Press news—Book Blowout 2017, author interviews, and more; announcing Annotations, a new podcast from UGA Press; BEA; Foreign Rights news; Awards news; and the latest reviews.

Book Blowout 2017: Huge Sale Happening Right Now!

Get amazing bargains on more than 600 titles on all kinds of subjects—at discounts up to 70%! The details: Two easy ways to shop: – For traditional page-by-page browsing,view the sale catalog here. – For greater searching, sorting, and filtering options, view the sale titles here. When you’re ready to order, go here for final…

Courtship Correspondence: The Letters from Practical Strangers, Week I

This summer we’re launching New Perspectives on the Civil War Era, a new series dedicated to the publication of primary sources (letters, diaries, speeches, etc.) of the Civil War era from a wide diversity of perspectives—respecting the soldier’s voice, but not privileging it over every other as is the case in most such edited volumes. The first volume in the series is Practical Strangers: The Courtship Correspondence of Nathaniel Dawson and Elodie Todd, Sister of Mary Todd Lincoln edited by Stephen Berry and Angela Esco Elder.

Disseminating Information versus the Protection of Copyright

Publishers often fall in a contradictory spot when it comes to copyright law. On one level, a publisher’s job is to help disseminate information—to make widely available and to promote a particular set of texts that it deems of importance or interest to its varying audiences. But on another level, a publisher also aims to…