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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 Museum Store Association Colleague Wins a Prestigious Award
July 10th, 2014
Congratulations to our publishing partner from the Museum Store Association Jama Rice! Rice, the Executive Director/CEO of MSA, received the 2014 Professional of the Year Award at the Colorado Society of Association Executives annual conference held last month in Snowmass, CO. She was also elected by the membership as president-elect and will begin her term as president in 2015.

Dinosaurs and Dioramas Authors Interviewed on "The Museum Life"
June 13th, 2014

Our Dinosaurs and Dioramas authors Sarah Chicone and Richard Kissel were interviewed on the most recent episode of "The Museum Life" on VoiceAmerica: 

Listen in! http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/78407/dinosaurs-and-dioramas

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.

Hooray for Keith Berry and the Handbook of Autoethnography!
May 28th, 2014

Congratulations to our contributing author Keith Berry, who received the H.L. “Bud” Goodall, Jr. and Nick Trujillo “It’s a Way of Life” Award in Narrative Ethnography, which was presented at the recent Qualitative Congress in Urbana-Champaign! This is in recognition of his chapter “Spinning Autoethnographic Reflexivity, Cultural Critique, and Negotiating Selves” in the Handbook of Autoethnography.

Patricia Leavy Receives Huge Honor
May 8th, 2014

Congrats to our author Patricia Leavy, who just learned that she will receive a Special Achievement Award from the American Creativity Association in part for her work advancing arts-based research. Check out her books here.

Congratulations, Carolyn Ellis!
May 1st, 2014

We're delighted to learn that our author, series editor, and dear friend Carolyn Ellis was one of three people honored as Distinguished University Professor by the University of South Florida, where she has taught for 30 years. As most of you know, Carolyn is the founding mother of autoethnography and a key figure in the broader qualitative community. Her Left Coast books can be found here: http://www.lcoastpress.com/book.php?id=164 and http://www.lcoastpress.com/book.php?id=429

But, of course, she has lots of other writings that many of you have read. 

More details here: http://communication.usf.edu/

Don't Miss Out Reading Patricia Leavy's Compelling Article from the Huffington Post
April 28th, 2014

Patricia Leavy, author of Fiction as Research Practice and Essentials of Transdisciplinary Research, has a hugely popular article titled “Our Brains on Art” on the Huffington Post. In this article, Leavy discusses the increasing recognition of the importance of arts-based research. Read the full article here.

Linda Norris Interviewed on "The Museum Life" Radio Show
April 4th, 2014

Creativity in Museum Practice co-author Linda Norris was a guest on the popular "The Museum Life" Voice America radio broadcast on Friday, April 4, 2014. Click here to listen to the interview. More information on the book can be found here.

After a Fall given best book honorable mention
March 31st, 2014

Hooray Laurel Richardson! Her book After a Fall was given honorable mention by the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry's best book award. It's a wonderfully literary autoethnographic recounting of her stint in a rehab facility. She'll receive the award at the ICQI meeting in Urbana in May

Adele Clarke wins Bernal Prize
March 14th, 2014

Somehow this slipped our attention when it was given, but our author Adele Clarke, was the recipient of the John Desmond Bernal Prize of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). It honors individuals judged to have made a distinguished lifetime contribution to the field. Quite an honor. A belated congratulations, Adele.

JACK MEINHARDT is new anthropology & museums editor
March 12th, 2014

 JACK MEINHARDT is joining us as editor for anthropology, indigenous studies, environmental studies, and museum studies as of March 17. Jack has 15 years experience in publishing, most recently as an acquisitions editor for AltaMira Press in the fields he will be covering for Left Coast. Good to have him as a colleague instead of a competitor. His email address won't be hard to remember: jack@lcoastpress.com. Jack will be attending various conferences this spring to meet all of you.

His arrival unfortunately coincides with the departure of Jennifer Collier, long-time editor for Left Coast, who will be turning most of her attentions to a consulting business she has established. Fortunately for us, Jennifer has agreed to stay with us on selected projects. We will sorely miss her knowledge, skill, and energy.

Stephanie Adams, new marketing specialist
March 10th, 2014

We're delighted to announce that STEPHANIE ADAMS will be joining our staff as of next Monday March 17 as a full-time marketing specialist. Stephanie has almost 2 decades of significant experience in book marketing both in New York and California, including stints with Sage, Fodor Guides, and St Martins. She'll be responsible for marketing our books in research methods, museum studies, communication, and several other disciplines. She will be based in the Walnut Creek office and can be reached at SAdams@LCoastPress.com. We're excited about having her join the team.

Leslie Bedford Interview on Art of Museum Exhibitions
February 28th, 2014

Listen to Leslie's hour-long interview by Carol Bossert on the well-known "Museum Life" Voice of America radio broadcast, talking about her new book with us Art of Museum Exhibitions, coming out from Left Coast in a few weeks.

The Constructivist Credo wins AERA qualitative book award
February 13th, 2014

We're pleased to announce that The Constructivist Credo, by Yvonna Lincoln and the late Egon Guba, was awarded the American Educational Research Association Qualitative Research SIG book award for this year. Congratulations to Yvonna and to Egon, wherever he may be.  Of the four finalists for the award, three were Left Coast books. So congratulations also to Patricia Leavy for Fiction as Research Practice  and Jean Clandinin for Engaging in Narrative Inquiry

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.

Progressive Museum Practice is a Choice Outstanding Academic Title!
January 17th, 2014

George Hein's Progressive Museum Practice has been selected as one of Choice magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013. Choice is the main review journal for academic libraries in North America. Each year, they select a few hundred outstanding books from the thousands they reviewed during the year, representing 1 to 2 percent of all academic titles available in North America! Congratulations George!

Exhibiting Patriotism Wins Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Award
October 21st, 2013
Congratulations to Teresa Bergman on winning the Urban Communication Award recognizing her outstanding work in addressing issues of urban communication. The award letter states, "committee members admired the substantial scholarly insights of Exhibiting Patriotism, finding that your careful analysis of key sites for tourism, public memory, and national identity in specific urban locales raises important themes that urban communication scholars need to address."

Special Journal Issue dedicated to Laurel Richardson's work
August 27th, 2013

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Qualitative Inquiry on “Embodiment and Social Difference: A Tribute to Laurel Richardson” Renowned sociologist and writer Laurel Richardson experiments with creative interdisciplinary qualitative inquiry, with a sensitivity to the lived experience of embodied social difference. Well known for her work on gender, Richardson’s recent book After a Fall: A Sociomedical Sojourn focuses on issues of disability, aging, and ableism. In the spirit and practice of Laurel Richardson, we invite you to submit essays and research articles on the embodied axes of social difference—disability/ableism, gender/sexism, age/ageism, sexuality/heterosexism, race/racism, and the intersectionalities of these social experiences.Papers, proposals, and queries should be sent to Ronald Berger (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, bergerr@uww.edu), Carla Corroto (Radford University, ccorroto@radford.edu), or Julie White (The Victoria Institute, julie.white@vu.edu.au). The deadline for the submission of completed manuscripts is February 1, 2014.

30% discount on select hardcovers
June 7th, 2011
Some of our hardcover-only books are pretty expensive for individuals. But on our website, you can order them at a 30% discount through our American distributor. Look for the 30% note at the top of the ad copy on those book pages. Discount is applied automatically when you add the book to your shopping cart.

Our catalogs now on line
June 7th, 2011

Didn't get our recent catalogs in the mail? They're now available on this website. Just click here.

Electronic Exam Copy Program
October 19th, 2010

As part of our foray into the world of eBooks, we're making digital exam copies available for the first time. If you're interested in taking these first steps with us, send an email, fax, or letter or call us requesting a 90 day examination copy to our main contact address. Please include the name of the book you're interested in; your name, address, and email; course name, course number, approximate enrollment, semester and year taught, and decision date.

We will email you a link to download the eBook version of the title requested and instructions for reading it in Adobe Digital Editions on your computer or on a Sony Reader. Adobe Digital Editions is free and works just like Acrobat, but easier for reading! The eBook is for your personal use only and is protected against copying, forwarding, or printing. After 90 days the file will be disabled. If you decide to adopt the book for your course, let us know, and we'll send you a free desk copy of the real thing.

We are still loading our many titles into the digital database so not every book will be immediately available.
We welcome your feedback on the new digital age of course exam copies.

Follow us on TWITTER!
July 11th, 2009

We just joined Twitter! It's a work in progress, but it's going to be fun! Come follow us on Twitter...https://twitter.com/LeftCoastPress

February 6th, 2009
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