Company News

The Broadview Sources series in history launches with The Trial of Charles I

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We are very pleased to announce the launch of the Broadview Sources series with the March 2016 publication of K.J. Kesselring’s The Trial of Charles I. Each volume in this new series features a short overview of a historical topic, together with a collection of documents. Geared towards the undergraduate classroom, these texts allow students…

It’s live, it’s here, it’s ready! Broadview’s brand new website: broadviewpress.com

Broadview Press has a brand new website! This site offers improved functionality and a clean, mobile-friendly design. Our new search and browse architecture will help you quickly find the book you’re looking for, or allow you to discover one you didn’t know you needed. Buy a book, see what’s new, follow us on social media,…

Try Broadview’s New Custom Text Builder

This fall, Broadview Press is launching a new website designed to make it fast and easy to create custom texts for use in your classes. This website features an ever-growing digital library of many of Broadview’s most popular titles, including every volume of the Broadview Anthology of British Literature, The Broadview Introduction to Literature, many…

Our popular edition of Frankenstein just got better! Welcome to Broadview’s Online Critical Editions

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Hello everyone, This fall at Broadview we are trying something new and exciting with three of our best-loved Broadview Editions—Frankenstein, Heart of Darkness, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: we are publishing extensive websites focused on critical approaches to each text. These Online Critical Editions will include a dozen or more…

Happy New Year from Broadview Press: Forthcoming Spring Titles

Happy New Year! As we enter the coldest months of the year, it is cheering to look forward to new spring titles… Forthcoming Broadview Editions bring us narratives of endurance, exploration, and adventure, including the vivid depiction of a soldier’s experience of war in Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage, the building of a socialist…

New Distributor for Australia and New Zealand

As of December 1st, 2014, Broadview Press will be distributed by Footprint Books in Australia and New Zealand. For information on pricing and availability of our titles in this region please visit their website: www.footprint.com.au. Academics may contact Footprint Books (info@footprint.com.au) to request inspection copies or to obtain more information about our books.

Victor Ramraj (1941-2014)

It is with great sorrow that we at Broadview heard news of the death of Victor Ramraj, editor of our esteemed Concert of Voices anthology. An internationally-recognized scholar at the University of Calgary, Victor was a distinguished expert in postcolonial studies and Canadian literature. He was the author of several books, dozens of articles, and…

Broadview Junior Essay Award Winner

Broadview is proud to support and recognize outstanding student writing. We are happy to announce that Kiera Keglowitsch, a first-year student at the university of Alberta, has won the Broadview Junior Award for an Essay in Prose. Please click here to read Kiera`s essay on love in Pride and Prejudice. The essay was selected by a panel of…

The New Yorker talks Amazon

“Amazon has successfully fostered the idea that a book is a thing of minimal value—it’s a widget.” – Dennis Johnson George Packer presented an interesting, in-depth look at books in the era of Amazon in the February 17th installment of The New Yorker, urging readers to consider this important question: Amazon may be good for…

Announcement – Broadview Press/Freehand Books Management Roles

Broadview Press/Freehand Books is pleased to announce a shift in management roles for the new year. Effective this week, Leslie Dema assumes the position of President, taking over from Don LePan. Leslie, who has been the company’s Vice President since 2011, holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Guelph; she held the position…

The Value of Poetry

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I’m writing this time about poetry. To my mind, one of the most unfortunate trends of recent years is the decline in poetry sales for university and college courses. (Yes, I do have Broadview’s interests at heart here, but it’s more than that—really!) Increasingly, instructors have turned away from assigning anthologies of poetry or individual…

From Print to Digital: Broadview Ebooks

One of Broadview’s Digital Assistants proofing an EPUB file. Several years ago now, we at Broadview decided it was time to begin offering ebooks; as reading preferences became more and more diverse, it became increasingly important that our content be available electronically to meet the changing needs of our readership. Because our books are primarily…

A glimpse into the distribution center

Greetings from the distribution office at Broadview Press! As our busy season comes to a close, we would like to give you a glimpse behind the doors of our warehouse and a brief description of what went into fulfilling orders, both small and large. We’ll let you know about some of the tools we use…

Morality of War Podcast with Brian Orend

Brian Orend’s The Morality of War is one of the most widely-read and influential books ever written on the topic. Earlier this year, Orend was a guest on the Smart People Podcast where he discussed the second edition of The Morality of War (now available!), as well as the larger ethical issues surrounding war, peace,…

Our position on the revised Canadian Copyright Act

Recently the following letter was sent to the heads of major Canadian universities. It outlines our concerns about how recent changes to the Canadian Copyright Act are being interpreted by institutions of higher education.

Winter & Spring Conference Schedule

Broadview will be exhibiting at the following conferences this season. For those attending, be sure to stop by the book display to say hello!

Spring 2013 Publications

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A new semester is upon us and with that comes yet another exciting list of new and forthcoming publications from Broadview. Here is a quick look at what you can expect to see coming off the presses this season:

ebooks on the Broadview website & other updates for the new year

Hello everyone, First, let me extend heartfelt thanks to the many, many academics who have been supportive over the past year of Broadview books and, more generally, of Broadview’s approach to publishing. It’s very much appreciated by all 26 of us at Broadview—and I’m sure by our authors as well! Second, let me give you…

Goodreads giveaway

We’re giving away books! Between now and December 14th, enter our Goodreads Giveaway to win one of five copies of Marvelous Transformations, our recently published anthology of fairy tales and contemporary criticism, edited by Christine A. Jones (University of Utah) and Jennifer Schacker (University of Guelph). For more information on Marvelous Transformations, please visit www.broadviewpress.com.

Visit the new and improved BABL website

Since the launch of our acclaimed Broadview Anthology of British Literature in 2006, we have been steadily expanding the anthology’s online resources, which feature not only a substantial portion of the anthology itself (additional readings that are edited to the same standards as the bound book) but also a variety of supplemental materials for both…

Information on the availability of books

Hello everyone I’m writing to warn you of a possible source of confusion that has recently arisen. At the moment many Broadview titles are listed on the amazon.com and amazon.ca sites only as “available from these sellers,” or “temporarily out of stock,” often with only used copies listed as being available. I should emphasize that…

BEs are Special

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There are many competing editions of most of the Broadview Editions (BEs) published by Broadview Press. Our main competitors are usually Penguin, Norton, Oxford, and Modern Library. It is crucial to the success of the BE series that we maintain not just a competitive price with these publishers (as we do) but also a distinctive…

Fall Conference Schedule

Broadview will be exhibiting at the following conferences this season. For those attending, be sure to stop by the book display to say hello! ———————————————————————————————————————— SEPTEMBER: North American Victorian Studies Association September 27-30 in Madison, WI OCTOBER: Society for the Study of American Women Writers October 11-13 in Denver, CO Rocky Mountain MLA October 11-13…

Fall 2012 Publications

With summer drawing to a close and September courses right around the corner, we at Broadview are looking forward to the season ahead and to an exciting list of fall publications. Here is a quick look at the range of texts in both English Studies and Philosophy that will be joining our list in the…