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Thank you so much for sending the book out into the open! I just cannot thank Apurva and Zoe and all the Rebus community for all the help and support you provided throughout this process. It has been by far and away the very best publishing experience I've ever had in my 20+ year career.
You can't imagine the pride that my students and I feel knowing that our initial work was the seed that led to the emergence of what will be such a game-changing text. There is nothing in my career I feel prouder of being a part of than the Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature, and I am so grateful to the current editors and team at Rebus for taking our small idea and growing it so beautifully: What a wonderful example of the open community at work!
Rebus Community has been central to our ability to have worldwide participation in our textbook project. As well they had the ability to find reviewers for us that we would not have been able to find through our own channels. Their role has been crucial to the ongoing success of our project.
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I’m new to Rebus and I’m new to the OER community. To be honest, before I interviewed for my current position, I didn’t know what “open” meant. But throughout the interview process it became clear to me that I was already expressing open values without saying the word open. When I studied English Literature inKeep reading "How personal storytelling pops canonical bubbles"Read On
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