Childress’s Quid Pro Books
posted by Frank Pasquale
I just wanted to congratulate Alan Childress on the recent successes of his Quid Pro books, a digital publisher of books on law, legal history, and law & society. Childress explains the following about his annotated Holmes:
[This] 2010 digital version with an explanatory Foreword, active contents, linked and numbered footnotes, and clarifying sidebars––features missing in every other edition available. Any other digital or online source you could download is simply wrong and unusable (e.g., hundreds of footnote 1’s, none linked; and repeatedly missing every eighth word in whole passages–did they all scan it with a cellphone?). Even quality print versions all lack annotations and explanations, and often need citable page numbers and footnotes.
A copy of Cardozo’s Nature of the Judicial Process, with a foreword by Andrew L. Kaufman, is also available. Good to see that innovations in digital publishing can help make great works more accessible to a wider audience. I am just hoping someone is up to tweeting Robert L. Hale’s Freedom Through Law: Public Control of Private Governing Power.