[ilds] ILDS Digest, Vol 94, Issue 3

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Wed Feb 4 11:35:01 PST 2015

Interesting.  University Presses are having a hard time nowadays, aside from problems of “editorial fashion,” which is basically a problem with the academy itself.  But the Internet is changing access.  Go to academia.edu <http://academia.edu/> and you’ll find articles uploaded with free access.


> On Feb 4, 2015, at 1:27 AM, mail at durrelllibrarycorfu.org wrote:
> I might add to the discussion below that it is certainly true that some publishers approach conference organisers seeking an edited conference papers. The publishers with whom I am currently associated , Cambridge Scholars Publishing (not to be confused with CUP!!) do precisely this, which is how the Durrell School of Corfu came to have three volumes of its proceedings published which would otherwise most likely not have seen the light of day: 1) Creativity Madness and Civilisation (edited by myself), 2) The Literatures of War (co-edited by myself and Eve Patten) and 3) The Ionian ISlands, Aspects of their History and Culture (edited by Anthony Hirst and Patrick Sammon).
> I myself have published my most recent book with them (The Disappointed Bridge: Ireland and the Post-Colonial World) and in 2017 they will also publish my next major work, 'Why we Enjoy Popular Literature: case studies in reading and viewing', which is inspired by LD's essay 'The Minor Mythologies'. My reason for publishing with CSP is the same as many other authors': the fact that many of the'major' academic publishers are deaf (or blind) to the merits of proposals unless those proposals fit in with their current editorial policy (aka fashion). Many colleagues have experienced this rejection - the book may have merit, but if it doesn't suit a publisher's (frequently changeable) editorial fashion, it's declined. 
> Richard Pine
> Durrell Library of Corfu

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