The Latest from Our Friends at the 4th Global Congress for Qualitative Health Research
September 17th, 2014
Heads up to all Qualitative Health Researchers! The deadline to submit any abstracts for oral papers, symposia or poster presentations for the 4th Global Congress for Qualitative Health Research (GCQHR) has been extended to October 31. The conference itself is from March 18–20, 2015 in Mérida, Yucatán, México (¡Sí!). More information can be found here.
Tami Spry to be Awarded NCA's Leslie Irene Coger Award for Distinguished Performance
September 5th, 2014
Congrats to Left Coast author Tami Spry! We've just learned that she will be presented with the National Communication Association’s Leslie Irene Coger Award for Distinguished Performance at NCA’s annual convention in November.
More on Tami’s book Body, Paper, Stage can be found here.
Left Coast Author Carolyn Ellis's Global Reach
September 2nd, 2014
Carolyn Ellis, author of Revision (among other titles), goes international! Read the superb interview in which she discusses autoethnography, academia, and life in general in the Polish publication “Przeglad Socjologii Jakosciowej.” (don’t worry, this is an English-language transcript).
Practical Ethnography Author Sam Ladner on Empathy and Research Design
September 2nd, 2014
Check out Left Coast author Sam Ladner’s insightful piece on her blog about the role of empathy in research design here. You can learn more about her book Practical Ethnography here.
Left Coast's Helpful Hints For Fall
September 2nd, 2014
It’s after Labor Day. You’ve stopped wearing white and the kids are back in school. Time to refocus!
As fall gets underway, we here at Left Coast HQ want to give some helpful pointers about various resources at your disposal to help you learn more about our titles.
- We have eBook versions of most of our titles. You can discover more about our eBooks here
- Our interactive catalogs featuring new and bestselling titles can be found here
- You can always browse all of our titles here
- If you’re an instructor, click here if you want information on ordering eBook or physical exam and/or desk copies.
- Don’t forget that paperback books are always 15% off when you order directly online at www.lcoastpress.com
- We’re on social media so you can keep tabs on us. Don’t forget to...Like on Facebook; Follow us on Twitter; and Check Out our YouTube Channel
Leslie Bedford, author of The Art of Museum Exhibitions, Featured Speaker at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on 9/17/14
August 25th, 2014
Big news for Los Angeles museum studies peeps! Leslie Bedford, author of The Art of Museum Exhibitions, will give a talk on her book at the Skirball Cultural Center on Wednesday, September 17 from 10-11:30 AM as part of the Museum Educators of Southern California program. More details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/1542444929300683/
Phyllis Stern's passing
August 12th, 2014
We just learned of the passing of Phyllis Stern, author of our book Essentials of Accessible Grounded Theory, and one of the best known writers on grounded theory. Our condolences to her family and friends.
Our Official YouTube Channel
June 5th, 2014
Breaking news! We now have an official YouTube Channel so you can learn more about your favorite Left Coast authors and their books. Stay continually tuned as we'll be adding new videos frequently.
Click here for the link.
Left Coast partnering with Museum Store Association
February 13th, 2014
The Museum Store Association, Inc. (MSA) and Left Coast Press, Inc. announce a new partnership for production and distribution of current and future Museum Store Association publications.
Effective immediately, MSA's four books are available for sale worldwide through Left Coast's network of distributors. In addition, new publications due out this year are 2014 Retail Report and new editions of The Manager's Guide and The New Store Workbook. Additional titles are in the planning stage.
"The Museum Store Association is excited about the opportunity Left Coast Press offers in bringing our collections to a wider audience and presenting a wide array of books useful to those in nonprofit retailing," said MSA Executive Director Jama Rice. "We're looking forward to working with this experienced publisher in developing and distributing additional valuable resources for retailing professionals."
Left Coast Publisher Mitch Allen believes the collaboration will benefit both organizations. "We are very pleased with the affiliation with this respected organization. This arrangement will allow MSA to use our expertise in reaching museum professionals to expand to new audiences. It also allows us to add more high-quality, practical offerings for those who work in museums and related cultural institutions."
As part of the agreement MSA members will receive discounts on all Left Coast titles.