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Meet our Authors: Laura Finley and Matthew Johnson - April 2019 15 April 2019

Laura Finley, PhD, is Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Barry University, USA. She is author, co-author, and editor of twenty books, as well as numerous book chapters and journal articles. She is also a syndicated columnist with PeaceVoice and a contributing author with New Clear Vision. In addition, Dr Finley is actively involved with a number of peace, justice and human rights initiatives.

Matthew Johnson holds an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from Hacettepe University (Turkey) and a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland, where he began his activism organizing against war, poverty, racism, mass incarceration, and gender-based violence. He has published several articles on these topics. He has also served as an educator in a variety of contexts.

Laura and Matthew describe their experience of publishing their hugely socially important book Trumpism: The Politics of Gender in a Post-Propitious America with Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


"I am so very grateful that Cambridge Scholars Publishing agreed several years ago to publish the series Peace Studies: Edges and Innovations, which I am fortunate to co-edit with Dr. Michael Minch, on behalf f the Peace and Justice Studies Association. This important series sheds light on current domestic and global issues, on ways that peace, conflict studies, and other scholars can contribute to social change, the role of students and activists in nonviolent social change movements, and more. I am also terrifically happy to have been able to co-author my first (but I am sure not last!) book with Matthew Johnson, a great friend and amazing colleague. This book was his idea, and thoroughly enjoyed working together and with all the fantastic and diverse contributors.

My interest in the topic comes from my deep dissatisfaction with the Trump presidency. As a long-time activist for peace, justice, human rights and gender equality, it was tremendously upsetting to see a candidate for the highest office in the U.S. who has been accused multiple times of sexual assault and who routinely makes disparaging and misogynistic comments. That such a person could win the presidency is appalling and begs for critical analysis. I believe this book offers some of that, although more is definitely needed. 

I continue to help organize and agitate nonviolently against many social injustices, and the Trump presidency and all that it represents in terms of gender equality and feminism have done nothing but reinforce the need for such efforts. I remain hopeful that the 2018 elections will bring dramatic disruption of the status quo and that the many dedicated activists, advocates and scholars already working on promoting gender equality will ring in a seat-tide of change."


"Trumpism was my first published book, and I have Cambridge Scholars to thank for it. I also have my co-editor to thank, Dr. Laura Finley, who has published through Cambridge Scholars Publishing before and recommended it due to its author-friendly process. It was nice to not only publish a book about a timely and important issue but also to see the finished product reflect the original vision, which dated back to election day 2016 and haunts me slightly less now that I have helped spawn an eloquent response. I wanted voices of those who felt most threatened by the rise of Trump to be represented, and I wanted it to be clear that, despite the media's initial willingness to give Trump 'a chance,' that there was no chance to be given if one supports the rights of women, immigrants, black people, and other marginalized communities. The opposition's worst fears have been realized two years into his administration. 

The book has inspired me to write more and to maintain contact with the contributors, many of whom continue to publish on related subjects. Another project is in the works now that there is less of a knee-jerk reaction to Trump in the United States and more long-term organizing and campaigning toward a more progressive future. #MeToo is perhaps the most powerful response to Trumpism to date, and I plan to conduct my PhD research on its aspirations. I hope to contribute what little I can to this important cause."


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Trumpism: The Politics of Gender in a Post-Propitious America. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAAPR19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th May 2019.


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Meet our Authors: John Anthony Butler - April 2019 11 April 2019

John Anthony Butler holds an MA from the University of Toronto and a PhD from the University of Manitoba, Canada. He has taught at the university level in Canada, Nigeria and Japan, and has published several books on seventeenth-century subjects, including a biography of Richard Cromwell and a translation of Lord Herbert of Chirbury’s De religione gentilium, as well as editions of Sir Thomas Herbert’s Travels and Sir Paul Rycaut’s Present State of the Ottoman Empire.

His latest book is an edition of John Greaves’s Pyramidographia (2018), and he has also published a book of essays on little-known travel-writers, Off the Beaten Track (2017).

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, John has authored Sir Jerome Horsey’s Travels and Adventures


John described his experience with Cambridge Scholars Publishing as wholly positive, chiefly praising the pleasant nature of our staff, the speed and quality of the publishing process as well as recommending us to other scholars.

"I am a retired Professor of English currently living in Canada, who has taught at universities in Canada, Nigeria and Japan. My areas are Early Modern Travel Literature, Asian Studies and the Intellectual History of the Seventeenth Century. Cambridge Scholars Publishing provided me with a chance to publish books which were out of the mainstream academic category, which for me is their greatest asset. They are most definitely not a vanity press, and the courtesy as well as the professionalism of their staff was very much appreciated during the publishing process, which was easy, pleasant and efficient, making the whole experience with them a positive one. They are able to produce an excellent-quality product within a short time (under six months), which should also be a recommendation for authors who need to get into print quickly in order to have material on their CVs. All in all, the experience has been very rewarding, and I would certainly suggest that young scholars give CSP serious consideration."


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Sir Jerome Horsey’s Travels and Adventures. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAAPR19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th May 2019.


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Book of the Month - April 2019 03 April 2019

Our April ‘Book of the Month’ is Health and Safety for Spirit Seers, Telepaths and Visionaries: Self-help for Schizophrenia by Dr Anna Cornelia Beyer.

In the midst of what is termed ‘the mental health crisis’ of our generation, an open and positive discussion of mental health is critical. Through thoughtful and open contemplation of schizophrenia, this volume helps destigmatise one of our most widely misunderstood mental health conditions.


This book provides a much-needed, positive, hopeful and holistic perspective on how to cope with schizophrenia. While 51 million people in the world are afflicted with this illness, self-help books on the topic are not in ample supply, and those that do exist are often very dark in outlook. This volume combines knowledge from previous studies, personal accounts, and scientific research today. Topics explored here include an overview on experiences with, and explanations for, schizophrenia; alternative and natural healing tips for psychosis and schizophrenia, including diet and orthomolecular medicine; an overview of alternative therapies; relationship and career advice; how to deal with emergencies; and how to recover after a period of psychosis, among others.


To find out more, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page. 

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMAPR19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 4th April 2019.

Please see below for highlights of the praise this book has been receiving:


This thoughtful, comprehensive and well-researched book gives an insiders’ view on what it is like to experience psychosis, the pitfalls, how to avoid them and how to get better. It will be remarkably helpful for those caught up in the experience, covering all aspects—physical, emotional, spiritual and social, plus the wealth of possible ways to help recover using diet, supplements and medication intelligently to find your way out of the maze. Connie’s own experience and empathetic writing, backed up with a lifetime of real research undertaken in her own quest for wellness will serve as a beacon for others.”

 Patrick Holford, Founder of Food for the Brain Foundation and the Brain Bio Centre; author of Optimum Nutrition for the Mind


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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ - April 2019 02 April 2019

This month's 'blue-chip' read is one our recent titles in the computer sciences domain and was tabbed by our Editorial Advisory Board member Dr Edward Da-Yin Liao as his recommended read. 

Edward is currently the co-founder and CEO of Straight & Up Intelligent Innovations (SUII) Group Co., an intelligent solution innovator headquartered in San Francisco Bay Area, USA. He is creative and business-savvy, with more than two decades of progressive experience across a broad range of computer integration, automation, system engineering and management functions in semiconductor and high-tech industries.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Edwards’s choice. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABAPR2019 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 2nd May 2019.


Dr Edward Liao’s ‘Recommended Read’:

First Generation Mainframes: The IBM 700 Series

Author: Stephen H. Kaisler

This volume describes several different models of IBM computer systems, characterized by different data representations and instruction sets that strongly influenced computer system architecture in the 1950s and early 1960s. The legacy of the IBM 700 series is found in their popular successors, the IBM 7000 Series, which will be described in a forthcoming volume.


"Legacy systems are systems that work!  People may be amazed that software written in the 60’s & 70’s is still running today. Some people started a job that uses mainframes and had no idea what a mainframe was and where to start learning the basics. From 1952 to 1964, several mainframe families were announced, designed for different applications. First Generation Mainframes: The IBM 700 Series gives you insight into the creation of IBM mainframes.  

The IBM 700 Series was built based on vacuum tubes and magnetic drums.  They are the first generation mainframes in IBM. The IBM 700 mainframe systems were modular and based on a common system architecture, which made them easy to manufacture, configure, and service.   

This volume examines the IBM 700 Series mainframes, including IBM 701/702/704/705/709 systems. Born in 1951, the IBM 701 was the first of the pioneering line of IBM 700 series computers and the first IBM large-scale electronic computer manufactured in quantity. It is the first IBM machine in which programs were stored in an internal addressable, electronic memory.  There were no systems labeled IBM 707 or 708.  The IBM 703 was a special-purposed machine for National Security Agency, but nothing else is known about the machine.  Even within a same family, different mainframe models had different instruction sets. The evolution of FORTRAN language made programming in mainframes more efficient than using assembly language.  This volume gives the reader a sense of FORTRAN, one of the oldest programming languages still in use today."


For further information on Dr Edward Liao, please click here.


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Earth Day - Cambridge Scholars Publishing 29 March 2019

April 22nd is the annual global date for Earth Day, a celebration of our planet, and a chance to educate and raise awareness of environmental issues. This year, we’re taking the opportunity to spend a whole month celebrating our Pale Blue Dot by highlighting the astonishing array of subjects it inspires: from conservation to global leadership.

Just as Earth Day encourages responsibility towards our surroundings through education, Cambridge Scholars Publishing believes creating a diverse ecosystem of forward-thinking texts is the key to successful scholarship.

As a way to honour this, we are offering a 50% discount on the below books.

To find out more about each title, click on the image below. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EARTH19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 1st May 2019.

The essays in this anthology examine artwork and sites in East and Southeast Asia through the lens of eco–art history. In these regions, significant anthropogenic changes to terrain, watercourses, and ecosystems date back millennia, as do artwork and artefacts that both conceptualize and modify the natural world. The rising interest in earth-conscious modes of analysis, or “eco–art history,” informs this anthology, which explores the mutual impact of artistic expressions and local environments in East and Southeast Asia. Moreover, conceptual tools and case studies focused on these regions impart important insights bearing on the development of eco–art history. The book includes case studies examining the impact of the Little Ice Age on court painting and systems of representing marine life in the Joseon period in Korea. Other contributors consider contemporary artistic strategies, such as developing a “sustainability aesthetics” and focusing attention to non-human agents, to respond to environmental damage and climate change in the present. Additional essays analyse the complicated art historical ecology of heritage sites and question the underlying anthropocentrism in art historical priorities and practices. As a whole, Eco–Art History in East and Southeast Asia argues for the importance of ecological considerations in art history.

The Impact of Development on the Environment and Human Rights: A Study of Three Indian Projects looks into the developmental policies that have been followed in India since independence and their impact on both the environment and human rights. It also explores some of the major theoretical discourses, and debates these topics and the responses large-scale developmental projects in India have elicited from marginalized sections of society. The book presents a synoptic view of how sustainable development in India may be attained, focusing on three controversial Indian developmental projects, namely the Narmada River Valley project, bauxite mining by Vedanta Resources in Orissa and Kudankulam nuclear power plant, taking these cases as representative of large-scale developmental projects laid out in India.

“Think globally, act locally” is a phrase many of us grew up hearing. What we weren’t told, however, is how hard it is to accomplish. Global Mindset: Cultivating Knowledge in Multinational Organizations mines the well-researched field of global mindset by exploring the ways global knowledge allows organizations of any size or tenure to become more effective on the global scene. It draws on a case study of an international religious community to show how global partnerships can be improved and how organizational members can grow professionally and personally from a global mindset—even if they never step foot on a plane.

Global Democracy and Human Self-Transcendence: The Power of the Future for Planetary Transformation examines the dynamics of self-transcendence for both individuals and humanity as a whole. In doing so, it illuminates the definitive relationship between self-transcendence and global democracy. Drawing upon a vast literature of philosophy, psychology, and religion, ancient and modern, East and West, this book reveals the power of human futurity in actualizing our higher potential. It represents a real breakthrough in understanding our emerging new era in the evolution of humanity. It describes our transition from personal consciousness to global consciousness.The book includes chapters on the fundamental ideas that animate our self-understanding and define our common humanity. Through careful scholarship, it examines the dynamics of human dignity, freedom, love, community, intrinsic rights, and global ethics. It explores each of these concepts as a dimension of our human temporality as we envision and move into an ever-transcending future, a future that includes a World Parliament and planetary democracy. In our time of apparent hopelessness and despair, this volume reveals the grounds for a powerful hope that we can establish one world civilization of peace, justice, freedom, and sustainability. It makes a truly unique contribution, not found elsewhere in today’s literature, revealing the astonishing dignity and potential of being human. It is essential reading for all those concerned for the future of humanity and our precious planet Earth.


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Meet our Authors: Craig R. Smith - March 2019 15 March 2019

Dr Craig R. Smith is a former professor at California State University. He won the Ehninger Award for contributions to rhetorical theory and the Gronbeck Award for research on political communication, both from the National Communication Association. He also won that organization’s Robert O’Neil Award three times for scholarly papers on the First Amendment.

After completing a PhD, Craig taught at San Diego State University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Alabama, where he founded the Communication Studies Department. He also served as a full-time speechwriter for President Gerald Ford, as a consulting writer to George H. W. Bush and as a consultant to CBS News for convention, election, and inaugural coverage. 

He served as founding president of the Freedom of Expression Foundation in Washington, DC from 1983 to 1988. He then became a full Professor at California State University, until he retired in 2015.

He has published 19 books and over 85 scholarly articles.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Craig authored Romanticism, Rhetoric and the Search for the Sublime: A Neo-Romantic Theory for Our Time.


Craig highly recommends Cambridge Scholars Publishing, praising the accommodating and prompt service provided, as well as the polished final product:

“I brought my manuscript on the Romantic Era to Cambridge Scholars Publishing on the recommendation of professors who teach in such diverse fields as English, Romance Languages, and Communication. I have published with many other publishers including university presses and none have surpassed Cambridge Scholars in terms of turn-around times, courtesy and helpfulness.  The final product looks wonderful and has been professionally produced. I would strongly recommend Cambridge Scholars Publishing to any academic with a sound research product.”  


As part of this Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Romanticism, Rhetoric and the Search for the Sublime: A Neo-Romantic Theory for Our TimeTo redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAR19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th April 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Tami Yaguri - March 2019 15 March 2019

Dr Tami Yaguri is an Associate Professor of Philosophy with a PhD from Tel Aviv University. Her dissertation focuses on the Danish philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard. After more than two decades teaching in the philosophy department at Tel Aviv, she now trains advanced existential therapists and expressive arts therapy MA students at the College of Society and the Arts in Israel.

Placing philosophy into practice is one of her passions. She promotes this in public talks on human development, in radio and magazine interviews, and in counselling sessions on meaning in life. She is active in Kierkegaard research, and the author of many scholarly articles and books.

Unraveling Life’s Riddle is newly translated from Hebrew. In Israel, since 2016, it has gone through three editions. The book links theories of life’s meaning from major philosophers and psychologists to both in-depth interviews with persons seeking meaning in their lives and to autobiographical revelations.

Tami describes her experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

“This is the second book that I’ve published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing (CSP). After my very positive experience with the publication of the first book, I didn’t hesitate to engage with CSP for this book. I was even more impressed this time around. The efficiency, speed of production, professionality at every level, has even increased. At each stage of the process I was introduced to the person in charge. Each and every one of them was polite, encouraging and clear in walking me through the process. I wish every author the positive experience of working with such publication house.” 


As part of this month's Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Unraveling Life’s Riddle. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAR19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 15th April 2019.


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Newsletter 22 February 2019

Cambridge Scholars Publishing are delighted to announce the release of our first monthly newsletter: please see inside for the scoop on how things are run at our publishing house!

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Meet our Authors: Hend T. Al-Sudairy - February 2019 15 February 2019

Dr Hend T. Al-Sudairy is a professor of English Literature at the English Department of the College of Languages at Princess Norah University, Saudi Arabia, and Assistant Dean of Admission at Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia. Her areas of interest are cultural dialogue, social and religious issues, identity, the use of technology in education, and translation.

She has published more than 35 journal articles, and has translated many works into Arabic.

A member of several social and scientific associations, she was also the first woman to join the “King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Award for Translation” scientific committee.

Alongside us, Hend has published Modern Woman in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Rights, Challenges, and Achievements, a massively important book that examines what it is to be a woman in Saudi Arabia, past and present, and champions the contributions made by influential Saudi women across history (amongst whose illustrious ranks Hend certainly is a member).

Here, Hend synthesizes her experience working with Cambridge Scholars Publishing: all the way from editing to publication, emphasizing the ease with which it enabled her to engender her book and (happily) her choice to publish with us again in the near future:

"[Before the publication of] my book: Modern Woman in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Rights, Challenges, and Achievements, I was unaware of many technicalities but the staff members have helped me and were ready to answer all my inquiries. They were awesome from editing to layout to publishing. That made it easy for me to complete the required steps to have the book ready. I am now writing my second book which deals with women’s freedom of expression and I have chosen to work with Cambridge Scholars Publishing again. I am happy that they accepted my transcript for publishing and I would recommend it to anyone who seeks my advice."


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Modern Woman in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Rights, Challenges, and Achievements. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAFEB19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 18th March 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Thomas Dylan Daniel - February 2019 15 February 2019

Thomas Dylan Daniel is a free-thinking native Texan philosopher (with a name that could be almost be rearranged to form that of an equally free-thinking native Welsh philosopher-poet). He earned a BA in Philosophy from Southwestern University, USA, in 2008, and an MA in Applied Philosophy and Ethics from Texas State University, USA, in 2015.

Dylan’s career as a philosopher has included a bit of teaching and a number of essays, beginning with a book chapter entitled “The Lexicultural Propagation of Concepts”, published in 2014 in Philosophy of Language, edited by Brian Thomas and a policy piece called “The Need for a Standard Index of Vehicular Pollution Intensity in the United States” in OGEL, in 2015. Dylan has taken up a bit of a biographical bent of late, writing Brief Lives articles for Hermann von Helmholtz and Pierre Hadot for PhilosophyNow! in 2018 and 2016, respectively. Most recently, a piece popularizing Robert Pirsig’s work called “A Critical Reading of Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” was picked up by Archive Humanitas in early 2019.

Formal Dialectics is a postmodernism-inspired reframing of the very structure of rational thought, an attempt to clarify our understanding of the formal limits of reason. As Dylan’s first full-length work, this ambitious project has been warmly received by a number of critics for its scope, its power, and its vision. As it sits at the intersection of philosophy of mind and philosophy of language, Formal Dialectics deals with large concepts efficiently, ultimately laying out an effective analogy from Kurt Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem to apply the same sort of scope limitation to all of spoken or written language.

According to Dylan:

"Working with Cambridge Scholars Publishing has truly changed my perception of the process of writing a book for the better. My first book was self-published by Amazon, and the comparison is one-sided: every step of the process has been made better in every way by CSP. Their polite staff, wide range of academic discussion topics, and global reach were all extremely impressive. The peer review process for the book was seamless, effective, and organized entirely by the publisher, who reached out to scholars on the Editorial Advisory Board for my subject on my behalf. Having completed this process, the publication moved forward extremely quickly in a most satisfactory way. The cover design, the final proofing, and the actual print run all happened extremely quickly and the staff has bent over backwards to get the word out about the book. The contract is also extremely reasonable for an academic work, and I will certainly be in touch with them when it comes time to publish my next work."


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Dylan's Formal Dialectics. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAFEB19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 18th March 2019.


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