Cornell University Press has launched its new digital imprint, Cornell Selects, which will publish short form e-books on current affairs, labor and workplace issues, and social issues.

The imprint released its first e-book, Alasdair Roberts’s The End of Protest, on October 31, with plans to publish four new Selects titles per year. The e-books will average between 40 to 80 standard print pages and retail between $3.99 and $5.99.

“Cornell Selects publications continue the press's long tradition of supporting high quality scholarship and sharing it with the wider community,” said Mahinder Kingra, CUP marketing manager. “The distinctive advantage of this new digital-only format is that it allows us to publish provocative ideas and fresh viewpoints much more quickly than traditionally produced books.”