Posts Tagged ‘writing’

Michael Munger on Academic Publishing

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Economist Michael Munger has a video series out on academic publishing.

He also has an essay, “The Future of Academic Publishing.”

See also Jason Brennan’s book, Good Work If You Can Get It: How to Succeed in Academia.

Somin on Writing an Academic Book

Sunday, June 14th, 2020

Ilya Somin has a nice article out about writing an academic book, and much of the advice is relevant to writing any nonfiction book.

Update: See also Somin’s second part, mainly about publishers. He writes, “Even the most famous presses publish some mediocre books (or worse). And there are truly outstanding books that get published by little-known presses. On average, however, there is a rough correlation between the ranking of the publisher and the quality of books and authors they typically get, even if that correlation is far from perfect.”