Panel on Open Access

This announcement comes from the American Historical Association
AHA 2021: The Ontology of Open Access
The Ontology of Open Access: The Historians’ Guide from Manuscript to Monograph to Reception and Impact

Open Book Publishers

Run by scholars to make research available around the world, Open Book PUblishers is a non-profit funded by the Polonsky Foundation, the Thriplow Charitable Trust, the Jessica E. Smith and Kevin R. Brine Charitable Trust, and The Progress Foundation.  Authors do not pay processing charges and all OBP books can be read and downloaded for free. They publish monographs and textbooks in a wide range of subjects in addition to series for universities and research centers. 

OBP is eligible to receive European Commission's publication grants for research. 

The Elephant Roundup (February 2021)


An occasional newsletter from the editors of Feeding the Elephant: A Forum for Scholarly Communications.

Financial Health of Colleges & Universities

Why Is My Book So Expensive? The Cost of a Scholarly Monograph

A post from Feeding the Elephant: A Forum for Scholarly Communications.

Authors often ask publishers, “Why is my book so expensive?” The short answer: it really isn’t that expensive. The long answer: your scholarly book might cost more than commercially published nonacademic books because academic presses are spreading the cost of producing a title across a smaller number of print units. Each unit therefore has to be priced higher to enable the press to recoup the cost of production.

The Book Writing is Done! Now the Promotion Begins.

A guest post by Megan Kate Nelson, writer and historian

Once you’ve turned in your page proofs to the press, you may think it’s time to relax. NO, IT IS NOT.

Or you may think that promotion is untoward, and besmirches the intellectual purity of your book.

So what do you do now to start the promotion process?


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