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Art Bochner wins 2014 NCA Ethnography Book and Career Awards
October 6th, 2014

Double congratulations to Art Bochner, Left Coast author, series editor, and friend! We just heard that he is the recipient of the NCA Ethnography Division Legacy award for 2014, honoring his long career as an innovative communication scholar. But that wasn't enough. His book Coming to Narrative, published by Left Coast in April 2014 was given the 2014 NCA Ethnography book award. Coming to Narrative is Art's personal history of the move to narrative and interpretivism in communication and the human sciences. Not a bad haul for a single week. And well deserved in both cases. Probably worth at least two glasses of champagne. Art will receive both awards at the National Communication Assn annual meeting in November in Chicago.

Author Angela Zusman Wins OHA Award
October 2nd, 2014

Congratulations to our author Angela Zusman! Her non-profit organization Story for All is the recipient of the Oral History Association’s OHA's Vox Populi Award. She’ll receive this honor at the annual conference in Madison, WI next week. Learn more about Angela’s book Story Bridges.

Our Publishing Partner Museum Store Association to Run a Series of Fall Webinars
September 29th, 2014

Our publishing partner the Museum Store Association will be running a series of helpful webinars this fall starting next week. Learn more about them here

And keep an eye out for new editions of their titles publishing this fall as well. More information can be found here.

Great Piece from the Huffington Post on the Handbook of Anthropology in Business
September 22nd, 2014
Writing in the Huffington Post yesterday, social media guru Jure Klepic turned to the Handbook of Anthropology in Business to answer the question, "Why is corporate America virtually ignoring a field of study [anthropology] that could provide them with so many insights into how the mind of the consumer works?"

Head over to HuffPo to see how Klepic thinks this "incredible compilation of some of the brightest minds in business anthropology today" can "help businesses better interact, engage and innovate."

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 
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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 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.

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