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From Chief Scientist to Chief Scientist

Professor Don Bursill, Chief Scientist of SA presented a copy of The Waite to Professor Ian Chubb, Australia’s Chief Scientist at a recent lecture.      

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Quarter of a million downloads

As of the end of May, 256,762 people have downloaded FREE full-text editions of our books.

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The Waite launch sells out

All 120 copies of The Waite sold at Monday’s launch on the lawns of Urrbrae House. The launch price of $44 is still available.  Buy online (postage $15) or from Dymocks Rundle Mall.

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Freedom of Religion Review: “a strong cast of Australian and international scholars”

One of the leading world scholars in law and religion, John Witte reviewed Freedom of Religion under Bills of Rights in the January 2014 issue of Ecclesiastical Law Journal, Cambridge University Press. “At the heart of this judiciously edited collection of essays is the contentious debate in Australia about whether to adopt a national bill […]

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Which Winegrape Varieties achieves over 5000 downloads in 1 week

International media coverage of Kym Anderson’s Which Winegrape Varieties are Grown Where? led to 5,126 downloads of the FREE PDF edition in one week alone.

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Review of Which Winegrape Varieties in The Australian

Max Allen reviewed Which Winegrape Varieties in The Australian on 4 January in Executive Living calling it ‘one of the most extraordinary wine publications of last year’. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/executive-living/global-revelations-for-grape-geeks/story-e6frg9zo-1226793808081

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OASPA accepts University of Adelaide Press membership

This month the University of Adelaide Press was accepted as a full member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association. OASPA, based in The Hague, carefully vet their members to ensure that the books they publish are genuine peer-reviewed scholarship, and that titles are made available with a Creative Commons licence, for the clearest dissemination […]

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Creative Commons licences – first titles available now

The University of Adelaide Press has released its first titles with Creative Commons licences. Kym Anderson’s Economics titles now have a CC-BY licence, which allows readers a wide range of reuse without the need to contact the publisher.  Titles using the CC-BY licence will display the official logo, which you can click on to see […]

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100,000 downloads

The total downloads of all our books crossed 100,000 at the end of March. That’s an average of about 5,000 per book, which is many more than the 350 expected sales an academic book in print-form only could manage.  The numbers are not equal, of course, Coastal Management in Australia represents one in four of […]

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Going mad about ebook formats?

The PDF is still holding its ground as a reliable format that you can read anywhere, and own and share it the same way you can own physical books. This blogger doesn’t think the other restrictive ebook formats will survive: http://gyrovague.com/

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