University Press Week: Blog Tour Day Three

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Today is the third day of the first annual University Press Week, and the blog tour continues with five new posts.

  • At University of Chicago Press, writer, editor, and critic Scott Esposito writes about a university press book that has had enduring significance in its field.
  • At University of Minnesota Press, senior acquisitions editor in sociology and media studies Jason Weidemann writes about time he recently spent lecturing on publishing in Cape Town.
  • University of Illinois Press has a post from author Stephen Wade about the importance of UIP and other university presses to our democracy and how they give voice to important authors and works that wouldn’t otherwise be noticed or published by commercial presses.
  • University of Nebraska Press is featuring a personal piece from Tom Swanson, UNP Bison Books Manager, about a how the university press is an essential voice for its region.
  • Syracuse University Press features a post from author Laurence M. Hauptman on why he publishes with university presses and the importance of university presses in general.

You can check the full blog tour schedule to see what else is coming this week. If you’re just joining in, check out our links to Day 2 posts and Day 1 posts.