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>....which assuredly will be too late for many to order it for spring semester.

As the text manager of a college store I can assure you that a December release date is not too late for an order.  Just try to let the store know that you're aware of the release date and it doesn't hurt to help them out by not directing students to online sources.  Of course getting the information to prepare a syllabus is something else....


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>From: Patricia Aufderheide <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Oct 1, 2007 9:11 AM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: [SCREEN-L] getting help for spring semester adoptions of new doc book
>
>I'm hoping that people who teach about documentary film, especially to 
>undergrads, might have some ideas (happy to take them offline at 
>[log in to unmask] and to share in a consolidated way with the group 
>afterwards!) about how to reach people who are soon doing book orders for 
>spring semester. My forthcoming book, Documentary Film: A Very Short 
>Introduction, is designed for easy undergrad reading. It's really short, 
>focused, illustrated, Oxford U Press and $9.95. 
>The problem is the timing. It'll be out in late October (no galleys--it's 
>part of a series that doesn't do them).  The press is "officially" 
>launching it in December, which assuredly will be too late for many to 
>order it for spring semester. So I've created a webpage that gives you a 
>table of contents and some excerpts (any suggestions about what else 
>should be there are appreciated). Here's the link: 
>http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/news/documentary_film_a_very_short_introduction/
>If you have any ideas of how to let people know it's going to available in 
>the spring I'll be grateful. Never done this before. Thank you! 
>
>Pat Aufderheide, Professor and Director 
>Center for Social Media, School of Communication
>American University 
>Street address: 3201 New Mexico Av. NW, #395
>Mailing: 4400 Massachusetts Av. NW 
>Washington, DC 20016-8080
>www.centerforsocialmedia.org
>[log in to unmask]
>202-885-2069
>
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