Alan Harvey

Back in March, the Digital Digest profiled Princeton Shorts, a new short-form e-book program launched last fall by Princeton University Press. At least two more AAUP presses have launched short e-book programs this spring: Stanford, with Stanford Briefs, and North Carolina, with UNC Press E-Book Shorts.

For Princeton and North Carolina, the digital shorts content comes from already-published, bestselling titles. Princeton Shorts and UNC E-Book Shorts re-package excerpts of full books—as North Carolina describes it, "essential concepts, defining moments, and concise introductions." In contrast, Stanford's Briefs are made up of all new content.

Publishers Weekly is reporting: Standford University Press has started a digital imprint called Stanford Briefs, which will release short e-originals on a variety of academic topics. The first brief, “The Physics of Business Growth” by Edward D. Hess and Jeanne Liedtka, will be available on May 15 for $9.99. Alan Harvey, who takes over as [...]

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