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The most useful textbook & academic writing posts of the week: November 13, 2015

This week celebrated University Press Week. TAA_#ReadUPEven if you missed most of what this week offered, you can still join in on the live panel discussion It’s Not Scary: The Art of Getting Published with a Scholarly Press, today, Friday, November 13 at 12 p.m. ET, to gain “tips and strategies for working with scholarly presses on every step of the publication process—from proposal to sales and marketing.” You’ll also find a few articles highlighting university presses below (and of course other great articles on writing and publishing!).

Happy writing!

University Presses in Decline…Not so Fast
To celebrate university presses, six individuals share their views on the unique contributions to scholarship and scholarly communication these presses bring.

Valuing Null and Negative Results in Scientific Publishing
This article explains why null and negative results in scientific publishing are dwindling and why scholars and journals should care.

What Open-Access Publishing Actually Costs
Even open-access publishing costs money. But how much does it cost? This article explores the cost associated with running an open-access journal.

Live a PhD life less disorganised with Trello
Learn about the free tool Trello, and how it could help you stay organized with your writing and make collaboration with supervisors or coauthors easier.

3 Rules of Academic Blogging
David Perry shares lessons he has learned as an academic blogger. Perry’s advice is spot on for anyone considering starting their own academic blog or even for those that may have lost their way blogging and are looking to start again.

The future of scholarly publishing
Another article in celebration of University Press Week, this article reviews trends in the scholarly publishing field and what the future may hold.

Take It Easy: The Wisdom of Robert Boice
Madeleine Elfenbein shares the sound advice of Robert Boice in her own words. Boice offers to some, including Elfenbein, the wisest approach to academic life.

On not writing (again)
I appreciate the rawness Matt Houlbrook shares about his writing in this piece. This piece is also an excellent example of some of the benefits academic blogging offers—a space to get writing and a space to find encouragement and support from peers that understand your struggles.