The case for long books

James W. Cortada

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The author presents the case for and against the writing, publication, and reading of large books. He concludes that long volumes have their rightful place in the book market and for use by readers. Whether to publish long books is an old debate, which he also updates for the emerging world of ebooks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-365
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Scholarly Publishing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2015

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