Via G & G, news of a new series from UNC Press that has the Cod all hot and bothered. The Cod loves little books (and cannot lie) - the 33 1/3 series, Very Short Introductions, Pocket Canons, etc, etc.
And now these. Pecans and Buttermilk, for starters. And for those of you in the academic publishing racket, either as publisher or author -- are the sales of your monograph sluggish? Are you on the verge of pulping 60% of a very small print run? Well, how many fried chicken receipts did your book have?
Perhaps you have answered your own question.