New Books for Fall 2016!

Summer vacations are great, but fall is our favorite season here at the UNC Press! We’re excited to share some of the great new books scheduled for publication soon.

University of Virginia Press and Cork University Press Select Longleaf Services for Fulfillment and Publishing Services

Longleaf Services is pleased to welcome the University of Virginia Press as a full-service fulfillment and publishing services client and Cork University Press as a U.S. sales, marketing, and fulfillment client. University of Virginia Press books will be available from Longleaf beginning October 1, 2016 and Cork University Press books will be available beginning January 1, 2017.

Longleaf Services Announces New Partnerships to Better Serve University Presses

Longleaf Services has announced strategic partnerships with Westchester Publishing Services, a trusted provider of editorial, production, and digital conversion services, and Supadü, a global leader in the design and development of websites. These partnerships further Longleaf’s mission of providing high-quality, affordable, and à la carte publishing services specifically designed for university presses.

OAH Award-Winning History Books from UNC Press

Seven UNC Press authors honored by the Organization of American Historians for outstanding books.

UNC Press Receives Grant to Support System-Wide Publishing Initiatives

In August 2015, with grant funds provided by the office of University of North Carolina president Thomas W. Ross, the University of North Carolina Press launched the Office of Scholarly Publishing Services (OSPS) with the purpose of providing sustainable, mission-driven publishing models and solutions to the campuses of the UNC system. Today, the Press announces a $50,000 one-to-one challenge grant from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust to support the work of the OSPS. Established in honor of President Ross for his vision and support of the OSPS, this eventual $100,000 expendable fund will provide small grants for publishing projects.

Help Celebrate an Appalachian Icon: Grandfather Mountain

Your gift will underwrite the considerable production costs for 5,000 copies of this lushly illustrated volume, with 206 images spread throughout 304 pages. Now through March 31, 2016, a generous friend of UNC Press will contribute $1 for every $1 you donate through our power2give.org initiative, up to $6,000! And, all gifts are charitable contributions, so donate today.

Books in American History now 40% off!

Last week, in honor of African American History Month, we shared a list of our newest African American History books here at UNC Press. Now, to accompany our reading list, we’re offering 40% off our entire American History collection!

Cornell, Georgia, and Calgary Select Longleaf Services for Fulfillment and Publishing Services

Longleaf Services is pleased to welcome Cornell University Press and the University of Georgia Press as full-service fulfillment and publishing services clients. The books of both presses will be available from Longleaf effective July 1, 2016.

Longleaf will also begin providing U.S. sales, marketing, and fulfillment services for the University of Calgary Press effective March 1, 2016.

The Free State of Jones movie trailer is here!

The previews for The Free State of Jones are screening in theaters now, and the movie will be released in May. So there’s plenty of time between now and then to read the full history in Victoria E. Bynum’s book The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War. (And now you can picture Matthew McConaughey in the role of Newt Knight and Gugu MBatha-Raw as Rachel Knight as you read. . . . )

Holiday Sale!

Let it snow . . . books! At 40% off, it’s easy to find a gift for everyone on your holiday list. All books in print from UNC Press now on sale, plus free shipping on orders over $75.

University Press Week 2015: Blog Tour Day 5

University Press Week Blog Tour Day 5 theme is university presses in conversation with authors. Links to posts from Temple, Columbia, Virginia, Beacon, Illinois, Southern Illinois, Kansas, Oregon, Liverpool, and Toronto presses.

University Press Week 2015: Blog Tour Day 4

University Press Week Blog Tour Day 4 theme is #TBT (Throwback Thursday). Links to posts from Project MUSE, California, Duke, Manitoba, Texas, Chicago, Kansas, Michigan, Fordham, Minnesota, Toronto, and Washington presses.

University Press Week 2015: Blog Tour Day 3

University Press Week Blog Tour Day 3 theme is design in university press and scholarly publishing. Links to posts from Northwestern, Georgetown, Syracuse, MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Kansas, Princeton, and Athabasca presses.

University Press Week 2015: Blog Tour Day 2: John Sherer: The Case for Financial Support of Your University Press

There is a critical aspect of our work that market activity cannot—and should not—be supporting: the system of peer review that is an essential hallmark of university press publishing.

University Press Week 2015: Blog Tour Day 1

This week, November 8-14, the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) celebrates University Press Week. For day one of the University Press Week Blog Tour, nine press blogs highlight surprises in academic publishing.

New Books for Fall 2015

Browse the Fall 2015 interactive new books catalog from UNC Press.

Southern Cultures Journal App Now Available

Southern Cultures is now multimedia! Download the app for your tablet, and in addition to all the great content available in the print journal, you can also enjoy embedded audio, video, and links to additional resources.

Call for Manuscripts: Studies in Latin America open-access short works series

The Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Press invite manuscript submissions for a new joint initiative in open-access scholarly publishing.

UNC Press Announces Two New Appointments at Longleaf Services

The University of North Carolina Press announced today the hiring of two new positions at its affiliate unit, Longleaf Services. Clay Farr has been named Executive Director of Publishing Services, and Lisa Stallings has been named Editorial, Design, and Production Manager. Both of the new positions are associated with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that the Press received in January to create a scaled publishing services platform for the publication of high-quality digital monographs by university presses. Longleaf will create cost efficiencies and economies of scale on a broad range of digital publishing activities, including copyediting, composition, production, operations, and marketing services.

Bruce B. Lawrence on ‘Who Is Allah?’

What is most needed now is to understand both the historical nuance of Allah throughout the past 1500 years and Allah’s relevance today, in 2015.