Tag: publishing

Good University Presses Make Good Neighbors

University presses are remarkable allies in the cause of localism. Though they publish all kinds of academic books, you’ll struggle to find a state university press that does not publish books centered on their region and their local history. It is central to their mission. Strictly academic works are certainly part of university press catalogues, but too many people have forgotten about the many other kinds of books that university presses publish.

The Irony of Twitter

Several years ago I followed an exchange on Twitter between two academics. Both were lamenting the (in their view) low quality work done by...

Print Culture and the Fate of the Literary Quarterly

The general continued to pay for the upkeep of the LSU tiger in an airconditioned cage. The amount of money involved was almost precisely the same as the subsidy for the Southern, then the best quarterly in the country by a large margin.

By the Book

My piece, titled as above, on the future of publishing, and particularly "conservative" publishing, is up now for subscribers at the American Conservative. You...