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  • Origin and Survival of the Bastard Title


    If you love to hold books as much as you love reading them, you might savor the first few moments of cracking a new binding and taking time to explore the front matter before arriving at the main content. Whether you enjoy paging leisurely through... more >>


  • Watershed and Community


    The need for improved water resource protection is urgent, yet land-use activities increasingly imperil our water supplies. With that in mind, we’re excited to present a three-part blog series, “Watershed Paths to Water Protection,” on citizen... more >>


  • November is “And the Sparrow Fell” Month with Three Book Talks Planned in Ithaca by Author Robert Mrazek


    Five-term congressman, film director, and bestselling author Robert J. Mrazek will be presenting three book talks this month to discuss his coming-of-age-tale set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, And the Sparrow Fell.  Mrazek, a Cornell alum... more >>


  • Something Completely Different: Working with John Cleese on a Public Talk and a New Book


    By Dean Smith In the fall of 2015, Cornell University Press hosted a folk concert in our offices at Sage House with author and Cornell history professor Richard Polenberg to celebrate Hear My Sad Story, his new book about the true stories of folk... more >>


  • From Immokalee Organizer to MacArthur Fellow: Meet Greg Asbed


    Human rights strategist Greg Asbed has been granted a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship. A co-founder of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Greg’s story, and the story of the immigrant farm workers who have fought for and won significant gains in... more >>


  • Women’s Suffrage: The Centennial


    Originally published by From the Square, the NYU Press blog. Reprinted with permission.  2017 marks the centennial of women gaining the right to vote in New York. Did you know that our great state was a paramount player in the national movement for... more >>


  • Why Indonesia’s Muslim preachers are doing so well


    Cornell University Press has just published Hearing Allah’s Call: Preaching and performance in Indonesian Islam. Anthropologist Birgit Braeuchler interviewed the author, Julian Millie, of Monash University, about his new book. Birgit Braeuchler: Your... more >>


  • The Bell Tolls for Ringling


    By Steve Zeitlin, author of The Poetry of Everyday Life This past spring I bought two tickets to the last show of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, scheduled for May 21, 2017, in Uniondale, New York. The iconic three-ring circus... more >>


  • Doc Martyn’s Sage Marketing: Cover Copy


    In real estate, as we all know, it’s location, location, location. In the book world that location is the cover of the book and the websites on which the book is featured. In both cases, the prime real estate is where you find the descriptive copy for... more >>


  • Outbox: Smart Books


    By Michael J. McGandy A couple of months ago I was recording a segment for “1869: The Cornell University Press Podcast” and our marketing director, Martyn Beeny, asked me what I meant when I talked about “smart books.” I had used the term in... more >>



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