With 650 votes, the History News Network has crowned historian David Barton’s The Jefferson Lies “the least credible history book in print.” (It narrowly beat Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States by nine votes).
If you live in New York and are interested in the academic and the obscure, we advise you to check out Cabinet’s literary firesale. From their Facebook page: “Cabinet’s bookshelves are overflowing, and we are selling selected items from our extraordinary library. Our eclectic assortment includes academic tomes, art monographs, poetry collections, journal issues, political treatises, fiction, and more. Books will be priced in the $1-$3 range.”
The British government is launching an review into public library ebook lending in the wake of some publishers reluctance to let libraries lend their digital books.
Penguin, the world’s second-largest book publisher, has acquired Author Solutions, one of the world’s largest self-publishing platforms, for $116 million, Forbes reported today.
Now that this whole health-care constitutionality business has been resolved, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has time to go on a book tour.
The C.S. Lewis Foundation is struggling to realize its goal of opening a university based on Lewis’s teachings. After initially failing to raise enough money to buy its dream property, a campus owned by a nineteenth-century evangelist in Northfield, Massachusetts, the foundation is trying again to fundraise for the school, which won’t exactly be a Christian college, but will be based around Lewis’s notion of “mere Christianity”: the “basic beliefs that all Christians hold regardless of denomination.”