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I am extremely pleased to announce that my book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future has today been published by Cambridge University Press. The book offers a background to open access and its specifics for the humanities disciplines, as well as setting out the economics and politics of the phenomenon. It also has a very fine preface by Peter Suber! You can download the book for absolutely free (under a CC BY-SA license) at the official website (click the green "open access" button). You can also buy an extremely good value paperback copy, with all my royalties going to Arthritis Research UK, from the usual suspects. The book also has a DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316161012. You can also download a copy directly here.
For those who would like a taster, there's an (embarrassing -- or at least I find it so) video interview that I did, also available on the Cambridge website.
Also perhaps of interest may be Jonathan Gray's review of the volume for the LSE Review of Books. Gray writes:
Eve’s book gives a synoptic and multi-layered overview of many of the different factors at play in scholarly communication in the humanities, and offers valuable suggestions about how a transition to open access in the humanities might take better account of these factors, bringing much needed critical and constructive reflection to the contemporary pursuit of a long held dream. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of open access and scholarly communication in the humanities, and a rallying call for more researchers to join those working to shape this future.
I hope you enjoy reading it!