The New Digital Scholar is here!

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I am extremely excited about this new book, which is superbly edited by Randall McClure and James P. Purdy.

The New Digital Scholar will be published March 13, but advance copies have already arrived in Medford NJ. I’ve been talking it up for months; of course, nobody cares what I say, and rightly so! — we’ve got to get educators, school administrators, and librarians (academic and public) to take notice and spread the word.

In fact, I’m convinced the potential readership is quite broad, but it’s a bit of a new target market for us and I’m concerned that we may miss the boat.

There’s quite a bit of info about the book here: http://books.infotoday.com/asist/New-Digital-Scholar.shtml

Anyone interested in reading The New Digital Scholar with an eye toward writing/posting a short review for Amazon,  B&N, Goodreads, or elsewhere need only drop me a line and I will get a gratis copy on its way to you — while our stock of promotional copies lasts. [PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR SNAILMAIL ADDRESS UNLESS YOU PREFER TO READ IT DIGITALLY]

Rob Colding and I will also appreciate any suggestions of influencers we might reach out to — people who are in a position to raise the book’s profile. (Maybe it’s you???)

Thanks in advance for input. And to editors Randall McClure and Jim Purdy and their stellar cast of contributors, congrats on a job well done!

Long live The New Digital Scholar!!!

About John Bryans

John B. Bryans is Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the book publishing divisions of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) and its sister company, Plexus Publishing, Inc. Since 1979 John has worked in book publishing as an editor, book packager, and publisher. He began his career in the world of New York mass-market publishing, specializing in historical fiction and popular nonfiction before moving into technology publishing in the late 1980s. In 1995, at Online Inc., he launched CyberAge Books—a popular line of titles for online searchers, librarians, and business information professionals. In 1998 ITI acquired CyberAge Books and John joined the ITI staff on the edge of the Pine Barrens in rural southern New Jersey. Currently, he acquires and edits books and ebooks in diverse genres including library and information science and technology, cyberculture, education and careers in the information professions, educational technology, knowledge management, networking and customer engagement, indexing, and clinical research, and—regionally for southern New Jersey—mystery and suspense, history, nature and the environment. In 2001 he acquired and published Boardwalk Empire by Nelson Johnson, which inspired an Emmy-winning dramatic series on HBO and became the publisher's first New York Times bestseller.

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