Category Archives: eBooks

To coincide with the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) annual meeting November 7-10, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio, we are offering eBook versions of three University of Illinois Press titles on sale for $2.99. The sale will run through November 30. Sister Species: Women, … Continue reading

To coincide with the Conference on Illinois History annual meeting September 27, 2013, in Springfield, Illinois, we are offering eBook versions of three University of Illinois Press titles on sale for $2.99. The sale will run through September 30. Illinois Politics: A … Continue reading

To coincide with the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass event September 24-28, 2013, in Raleigh, North Carolina, we are offering eBook versions of three University of Illinois Press titles on sale for $2.99. The sale will run through September 30. Bluegrass Bluesman: … Continue reading

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered one of the most famous and enduring speeches in American history. For the month of August 2013 the University of Illinois Press will celebrate the “I Have a Dream” speech by selling … Continue reading

From now until June 30th we are lowering the eBook list price of four titles in the University of Illinois Press catalog to $2.99. Link to the buy options below. Twentieth Century Drifter: The Life of Marty Robbins by Diane Diekman Recent winner of … Continue reading

An Open Letter to America’s Publishers from ALA President Maureen Sullivan We librarians cannot stand by and do nothing while some publishers deepen the digital divide. We cannot wait passively while some publishers deny access to our cultural record. We … Continue reading

Chip Kidd, a book designer for Alfred A. Knopf, gives a wonderful talk about the business. (Follow the talk all the way to the end for a graphic comparison between print and ebook publishing—Kidd leaves no doubt which side of … Continue reading

This morning’s New York Times has sort of a scattered article on the prospects of a post-bookstore environment for readers and publishers. Just as indie book stores were decimated by the chain stores, so now chain stores have largely fallen … Continue reading

Apple released a new version of iBooks today and, as Dan Nosowitz at Popular Science notes, it’s designed to replace the textbook with the iPad: “The new version of iBooks frees the app from its prior restrictions–now it can boast … Continue reading

Last week, Physorg presented details about a breakthrough at our very own Research I university here in Urbana-Champaign: a ball-point pen that can draw working circuits on standard paper. What’s more, the paper can be folded hundreds of times with … Continue reading