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Book of the Month - May 2014 23 April 2014

Our May Book of the Month is a critically acclaimed analysis of the challenges of modern society. Santiago Sia’s book ‘Society in its Challenges: Philosophical Considerations of Living in Society’, provides a fresh perspective, demonstrating the utility that philosophy can offer in answering some of our biggest social questions, including the power and limits of human freedom, economic crisis and accountability, the role of academia and education, public office and moral society, and the meaning and significance of life.

In her foreword to the book, Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland, states: “I congratulate Santiago on the publication of his latest book…it is a wonderful and generous gift on his part of continuing service to the people and to the spirit, which animates the very best of what it is to be human.”

To find out more about this book, 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 BOMMAY14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 3rd June 2014.

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

“I have no doubt that Santiago’s book will help provoke the kind of probing discussions we need to be having about how we can live humanly together, draw wisdom from information and experience and not simply accrete knowledge … a very important addition to his impressive corpus of writings and wise scholarship and to our civic discourse.”

—Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland

“Santiago Sia provides a much-needed antidote to the popular myth that philosophy cannot be of service to our societies. He demonstrates its usefulness to our societies and our dire need for education that develops the ability to analyse and reflect, weigh and assess different options, consider the long and the short term, and ultimately to decide where we want our societies to go on the basis of a considered reflection of who we want to be. The thoughtful and well-written essays will reward anyone interested in our societies and the legacy we will leave to future generations.”

—Sjur Bergan, Head of the Education Department, Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation; Directorate General II Democracy, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France

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New Distribution Partnership with ISD 02 April 2014

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is very pleased to announce a new partnership with ISD, the scholarly and specialist book distributor based in the USA.

Cambridge Scholars CEO, Graeme Nicol, said “ISD is a well-established and successful distributor, with excellent partnerships with retail and wholesale bookselling channels in North America. They have a distinguished list of international academic publishing partners with whom we share many synergies. We are delighted to be working in closer collaboration with ISD, broadening the outreach of Cambridge Scholars Publishing titles and offering greater exposure for our authors.”

ISD Managing Director, Ian Stevens, added “ISD is delighted to have reached an agreement with Cambridge Scholars Publishing and to be distributing their broad range of scholarly publications into the North American market. We are confident that the joint efforts of Cambridge Scholars and ISD will develop sales in the coming months and years and increase market penetration. Cambridge Scholars has an excellent portfolio of books which are eminently suited to the North American scholarly library market, which is ISD's primary sphere of activity. The partnership is a great match!”

For further information on the Cambridge Scholars titles distributed by ISD, please click here.


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Book of the Month - April 2014 02 April 2014

Our April Book of the Month is an innovative study focusing on the work of five contemporary, radical British poets who have embraced a range of shamanic strategies to transform their work. Shamsad Mortuza’s ‘The Figure of the Shaman in Contemporary British Poetry’ identifies historical moments of ruptures, such as the persecution of the Celtic druids by the Romans, the killing of the Welsh bards by Edward I, and the beatnik response to a post-World War world, in order to discuss the poets of British Poetry Revival.

To find out more about this book, 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 BOMAPR14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on May 5th.

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

“Shamsad Mortuza’s book explores contemporary British poetry from an unusual perspective. The idea of shamanism as a ‘sickness vocation,’ whereby the poet gains access to the hidden underside of what makes society function, produces some fascinating results. Mortuza shows how important non-acknowledged realities have been to some of the most interesting and radical contemporary poets, such as Iain Sinclair, Maggie O’Sullivan and Brian Catling.”

– William Rowe, FBA, Professor of Poetics, Birkbeck College

“The spectre haunting European rationality is the shaman, but one equipped with a book of critique rather than a book of spells. This study seeks out the best radical British poets to have embraced a range of shamanic strategies as a route out of modernity in order to re-enter it, transforming themselves and transforming it in their textual practice. It is brave and erudite, the first of its kind.”

– Robert Sheppard, Professor of Poetry and Poetics, Edge Hill University

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Editorial Panel's Recommended Reads - April 2014 02 April 2014

This April, our Editorial Panel have chosen 3 ‘Recommended Reads’: a handpicked selection of our best-selling titles, which are noteworthy for the contribution they make to their field.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on these best-selling titles. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABAPR14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on May 5th.

Our Editorial Panel’s selection for April includes:

The Other India: Narratives of Terror, Communalism and Violence

Editor: Om Prakash Dwivedi

“This is a rich and various collection of essays. Om Prakash Dwivedi has here brought together a number of significant voices, all of whom address the endlessly evolving – beauteous, ornate, tragic – tapestry which is contemporary ‘India’, a real India but one which is never separable from Indias of imagination and the mind.”

- Professor David Punter, University of Bristol

Fandom At The Crossroads: Celebration, Shame and Fan/Producer Relationships

Authors: Lynn Zubernis and Katherine Larsen

“The fans’ are an incredibly important force in the entertainment industry: Powerful executives, directors and writers fear them, countless web sites cater to them and their support (or wrath) can make or break a project. But who are the fans? What do they want? How do they view their complex relationships with the stories and storytellers they obsess over? Fortunately, Lynn Zubernis and Katherine Larsen are here to take us on a fascinating journey into the belly of the beast. But you don’t have to be a fan of the Winchester Brothers to enjoy this witty, thoughtful and intelligent guide to the nature of fandom and the endless varieties of the fan experience.”

- Maureen Ryan, Television Critic, AOL/Huffington Post

The European Avant-Garde: Text and Image

Editors: Selena Daly and Monica Insinga

“This selection of essays brings together clearly focused critical studies, displaying insight, creative comparison and original associations and conclusions. The result is a highly recommendable interdisciplinary vision of the early twentieth century ranging from Futurism to Cubism, from Surrealism to Translation, with an entire section dedicated to the Body from both a verbal and visual dimension.”

- Deirdre O’Grady, Emeritus Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, University College Dublin; Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana.

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World Book and Copyright Day 02 April 2014

Join us in celebrating ‘World Book and Copyright Day’ on 23rd April. UNESCO Member States around the world will be celebrating the power of books – our allies in spreading education, science, culture and information worldwide. 

The 23rd April also marks the anniversary of the birth or death of a range of well-known writers, including William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Vladimir Nabokov, Maurice Druon, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Haldor Kiljan Laxness, Manuel Mejía Vallejo, and Josep Pla. For this reason, UNESCO chose this date to pay tribute to books, the authors who wrote them, and the copyright laws that protect them.

Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General, explains further:

“This day also calls us to reflect on the changes in books over the long term and the intangible values that should guide us. Digital books offer new opportunities for access to knowledge, at reduced costs and over wide geographical areas. Traditional books are still powerful technology: failsafe, portable and standing the test of time. All forms of books make a valuable contribution to education and the dissemination of culture and information. The diversity of books and editorial content is a source of enrichment that we must support through appropriate public policies and protect from uniformity. This bibliodiversity is our common wealth, making books much more than a physical object, for they are our most beautiful invention for sharing ideas beyond the boundaries of space and time.”

Cambridge Scholars Publishing will join the celebration in commemorating the legacy of William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, and Vladimir Nabokov, by offering all of our readers a 50% discount on 3 of our best-selling titles related to their works. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOOKDAY14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 5th May.

Shakespeare Studies in Colonial Bengal

Author: Hema Dahiya

On Nabokov, Ayn Rand and the Libertarian Mind

Author: Gene H. Bell-Villada

Shifting Viewpoints: Cervantes in Twentieth-Century and Early Twenty-First-Century Literature Written in German

Authors: Gabriele Eckart and Meg H. Brown

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Editorial Advisory Board's Recommended Reads - March 2014 14 March 2014

This March, two of our Editorial Advisory Board members, Professor Victor Merriman and Professor Emeritus David Weir, have chosen their ‘Recommended Reads’: a handpicked selection of our best-selling titles, which are noteworthy for the contribution they make to their field.

We are offering 50% discount on Victor and David’s picks. As a bonus, every reader who orders one of the ‘Recommended Reads, will also receive a free best-selling title in a related subject area. 

Professor Victor Merriman’s ‘Recommended Read’:

We Are What We Remember: The American Past Through Commemoration. 

Editors: Jeffrey Lee Meriwether and Laura Mattoon D’Amore

“America’s self-image – how it is created, sustained, and deployed – matters greatly to everyone on the planet. The editors have assembled an exciting combination of established and emerging scholars, who address well-chosen topics with impressive expertise and style. Perhaps unexpectedly, given the scholarly quality here, many chapters are real page turners, offering insights into practices that create ‘a past that is always already tainted with its present moment’. It is a particularly timely and provocative exploration of what is in play and what is at stake as European states embark on a protracted period of commemoration of World War I.

Professor Emeritus David Weir’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Worlds Apart? A Postcolonial Reading of post-1945 East-Central European Culture

Author: Cristina Şandru

“At the immediate time of this present crisis involving the Ukraine as an independent country facing partition or invasion at the hands of a dominant neighbour, it is tempting to revert to the Binary Certainties of the Cold War. It is the great merit of Sandru’s impressively scholarly analysis that it eschews such simplicities and elaborates the multiple and diverse roots of culture and politics. For those wishing to go beyond the simplistic polarities of rhetorical politics and understand the bases for innovative mediation and potential reconstruction, Sandru’s book is a must-read.”

To redeem your 50% discount, please enter the promotional code EABMAR14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on April 30th.

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Book of the Month - March 2014 05 March 2014

Our March Book of the Month is a best-selling and critically acclaimed tome, which echoes this month’s commitment to ‘Responsible Business’ and ‘Sustainability’. Professor David Weir and Dr Nabil Sultan’s book ‘From Critique to Action: The Practical Ethics of the Organizational World (New Insights)’ is an updated version of the second in a series that illustrate the application of ethical thinking to business, management and computing. This book brings together some significant areas of leading-edge research and scholarship in the context of engagement with communities of practice, locally, regionally and professionally, with international students, police, teachers, housing managers, and ambulance workers.

To find out more about this book, 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 BOMMAR14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on April 30th.

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

“Containing a range of original and insightful inter-disciplinary chapters, [it] provides a timely contribution to international debates about the extent to which organisational ethics can have global application. The authors eruditely explore discourses positioning high moral fortitude against pragmatic legal obligation. This important contribution is a must read for those concerned about the future of the planet, and interested in exploring the juxtaposition of humanity’s contribution to ethical decline alongside intense commitment to achieving sustainability.”

- Prof. Kate Hutchings, Professor of HRM, Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia

“Ethics has been covered in management, organisation and related areas, though albeit rather late. By its nature this is a critical issue, [and] this volume covers it from a critical perspective of a deeper level of a different order. It also has a multicultural and international orientation that is original as far as I know.”

- Prof. John Burgoyne, Professor of Management Learning, Lancaster University Management School

“Superbly edited and engagingly written, From Critique to Action offers a new take on business ethics that is fresh and challenging. The book reveals the complexity and conundrums inherent in organizational ethics and demonstrates refreshingly the value of original ideas and deep research in guiding ethically sound practice.”

- Prof. Charles Harvey, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Provost, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Newcastle University

“A fine exploration and many good answers on questions of ethics and management; a trend setting study on business ethics.”

- Prof. Dr. Willem Mastenbroek, Department of Economics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Chief Editor of ManagementSite

“This book is both timely and important. It manages to combine the rigours of good evidence based analysis with the practicalities of the real business world. It transcends national and cultural boundaries and gives us powerful insight into the dilemmas of the modern high speed data rich world in which we now all live.”

- Margaret Exley CBE, Chairman of Stonecourt Consulting


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'Sustainable Organization' Online Library 05 March 2014

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is very pleased to announce a new collaboration with GSE Research in the area of ‘Responsible Business’. Selected titles published in sustainability, corporate social responsibility and related areas will be carried digitally in the Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) collection, brought together by GSE Research.

This follows a successful pilot programme where chapters from 60 Cambridge Scholars titles were included in the 2013 SOL collection.

Cambridge Scholars CEO, Graeme Nicol, explains the importance of the collaboration:

“Sustainability is one of the pressing issues for our world, and we are delighted to be working with GSE to support the area. As one of the largest specialist scholarly book publishers, we are finding an increasing number of our authors touching on issues of sustainability in business, society and philosophy. The Sustainable Organization Library is an innovative way to get further dissemination of this work, and we are pleased to be able to offer reduced price access to the collection for Cambridge Scholars authors.”

GSE MD, John Peters, adds:

“Cambridge Scholars Publishing is an innovative, author-friendly publisher who brings freshness and vitality to the scholarly publishing world. We are very pleased to have a selection of sustainability and CSR content as part of our Sustainable Organization Library collection. We look forward to exploring further collaborations in the future.”

The Sustainable Organization Library is a searchable collection of around 8000 book chapters, journal articles, reports and case studies. As well as Cambridge Scholars books, SOL contains material published by Oxfam, Greenleaf Publishing, the American Management Association, AMACOM, and Peter Lang Publishing, amongst others. SOL is available on annual subscription on an individual licence, and a wide-access institutional licence.

To promote the partnership, Cambridge Scholars authors and customers can receive a 10% discount on a SOL subscription. Please contact and reference ‘CSP Offer’ for more information. View the SOL homepage at

Please contact for further information.

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Responsible Business Week 2014 05 March 2014

This March, Cambridge Scholars Publishing is contributing to the debate on sustainability and organisational ethics by participating in Responsible Business Week (March 31st- April 4th), the largest annual conversation about responsible business.


Over the past couple of years, we have noticed a growing cross-disciplinary interest within the academic community with regard to issues of sustainability in business and society. An increasing number of Cambridge Scholars authors are exploring such issues in their publications.

Professor Jonathan Gosling, a member of our Editorial Advisory Board and Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter Business School, is one such academic. He is currently researching the leadership of malaria elimination programmes, of sustainable supply chains in China, and of professional organisations in melt-down. Jonathan explains the vital role that academic publishing can play:

“Business leaders are just one of the factors affecting the responsibility of business – regulators, media, trade unions and special-interest campaigns have important roles in the actual practices of responsible business. Scholarship in this area must therefore extend beyond a narrow focus on corporate strategy, drawing on a wider range of academic traditions”.

For more information on Professor Jonathan Gosling, please click here.

For further information on Responsible Business Week, please click here.

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Chinese New Year marks our continued success within this market 12 February 2014

Cambridge Scholars Publishing (剑桥学者出版社) is committed to developing our presence within emerging markets, and China has been one of our success stories so far. We have been striving to actively promote our content within China since 2009, working closely with our representative, Inspirees International, in order to ensure that Chinese libraries are able to access our authors’ research. We are delighted to be collaborating so successfully with Inspirees, especially given that their ethos - to inspire the potential within a person, connect people together and deliver added values - closely mirrors the values of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and our focus on expanding the conversation between authors and their audience.

As China is famous for its passion for education, and because we consider that it will be one of the front runners of academic thinking in the years ahead, Cambridge Scholars is very excited to be engaging with the Chinese academic community. In China, as the Chinese would say, we are “如魚得” (like a fish to water).
2013 was our best year yet in terms of the number of books sold, and we are optimistic for the year ahead as we look to broaden our horizons into supplying e-content alongside physical publications.

We would also like to wish all of our authors a healthy and prosperous New Year.

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, we are offering all of our readers a generous 50% discount on 3 of our best-selling titles in Chinese Studies. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code china50 during checkout.  Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on March 31st.
Author: Neville Maxwell
Editors: Caroline Rose and Victor Teo

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