University Press Week 2017: Blog Tour Day 5

University Press Week wraps up today with the blog tour day 5’s theme of Libraries and Librarians helping us all #LookItUP. Today’s posts: Friday, November 10, 2017: Libraries and Librarians helping us all #LookItUP University of Georgia Press University of Missouri Press University of Nebraska Press University Press of Florida   Be sure to read… Continue Reading University Press Week 2017: Blog Tour Day 5

University Press Week 2017: Blog Tour Day 4

University Press Week continues with the blog tour day 4’s theme of #TwitterStorm. Today’s posts: Thursday, November 9, 2017: #TwitterStorm Athabasca University Press Beacon Press Harvard University Press Johns Hopkins University Press   Be sure to read up on this week’s earlier themes: Day 1:  Scholarship Making a Difference Day 2:  Selling the Facts Day 3: … Continue Reading University Press Week 2017: Blog Tour Day 4

UNC Press’s Office of Scholarly Publishing Services Partners with the UNC School of Government Publications

On October 1, 2017, the University of North Carolina Press’s Office of Scholarly Publishing Services (OSPS) launched a partnership with the UNC–Chapel Hill School of Government to provide distribution and other publishing services for its publications. The School of Government is publisher of more than 125 books, bulletins, and reports for North Carolina public officials… Continue Reading UNC Press’s Office of Scholarly Publishing Services Partners with the UNC School of Government Publications

University Press Week 2017: Blog Tour Day 3

University Press Week continues with the blog tour day 3’s theme of Producing the Books that Matter. Today’s posts: Wednesday, November 8, 2017: Producing the Books that Matter Fordham University Press Georgetown University Press University of British Columbia Press University of California Press University of Kansas Press University of Michigan Press University of Washington Press Yale… Continue Reading University Press Week 2017: Blog Tour Day 3

Elaine Maisner: Announcing a Multimedia Collaboration between UNC Press and Mavcor on Material Religion

Elaine Maisner is Executive Editor at UNC Press.  A Communion of Shadows: Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America, is available now in both print and e-book editions. ### As the UNC Press editor responsible for our list in religious studies, I am delighted to announce that Rachel McBride Lindsey’s book, A Communion of Shadows: Religion… Continue Reading Elaine Maisner: Announcing a Multimedia Collaboration between UNC Press and Mavcor on Material Religion

University Press Week 2017: Blog Tour Day 2

University Press Week continues with the blog tour day 2’s theme of Selling the Facts. Today’s posts: Tuesday, November 7, 2017:  Selling the Facts Duke University Press Columbia University Press Johns Hopkins University Press University of Hawaii Press University Press of Kentucky University of Minnesota Press University of Texas Press University of Toronto Press Be… Continue Reading University Press Week 2017: Blog Tour Day 2

University Press Week 2017: Blog Tour Day 1

Scholarly Publishers Select Theme Resonating in Time of Fake News — #LookItUP: Knowledge Matters is Theme of University Press Week, November 6-11 In a time when the public’s trust in facts and knowledge is waning, the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) has chosen “#LookItUP: Knowledge Matters” as the theme for this year’s University Press… Continue Reading University Press Week 2017: Blog Tour Day 1

Happy Book Lovers Day: What We’re Reading Now

Happy Book Lovers Day! In honor of one of our favorite holidays, we’re sharing what we’re currently reading. Take a look below to see what’s striking our interest now. Continue Reading Happy Book Lovers Day: What We’re Reading Now

AAUP 2017 Annual Meeting Recap

Several UNC Press members recently attended the Association of American University Presses 2017 Annual Meeting, held in Austin, TX. With more than 650 publishing professionals in attendance, the meeting connected and encouraged collaboration among university and scholarly presses. Continue Reading AAUP 2017 Annual Meeting Recap

Darrin Pratt: Mission Possible

Our value proposition, however, gets even better if you consider expanding beyond the definition of monograph employed by the study authors. The study defined monographs as “books which are written by scholars and researchers and which are intended primarily for other scholars and researchers” (using John Thompson’s definition in Books in the Digital Age),[ref]John Thompson, Books in the Digital Age: The Transformation of Academic and Higher Education Publishing in Britain and the United States (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2005), 103[/ref] but excluded books that are “collections of essays, even if the essays are all by a single author.” In certain fields, particularly emerging fields and subfields, edited collections of essays that constitute original scholarship are quite common. If we use Thompson’s original definition, without excluding edited collections, my own press’s 2009–2013 output of original scholarly works as a percentage of the total jumps from 42% to 67% (from data returned to University Press of Colorado by Esposito and Barch). Continue Reading Darrin Pratt: Mission Possible

University Press Week 2016 Blog Tour Day 5: #FF UNC Press Publishing Partners

We have celebrated the theme of Community for the past several days with our sibling publishers in the Association of American University Presses’ #UPweek. Today we invite you into our own virtual rolodex to introduce you to just some of the many partner organizations with whom we have collaborated to make many of your favorite books and journals possible. Continue Reading University Press Week 2016 Blog Tour Day 5: #FF UNC Press Publishing Partners

University Press Week 2016: Blog Tour Day 2

Community is at the center of AAUP members’ missions: from the community of a discipline to a regional home and culture, from the shared discourse of a campus to a bookstore’s community of readers. We celebrate #UPweek 2016 with the annual blog tour, where each day several UPs post about a particular theme. Our contribution will go live on Friday. Until then, we’ll share our colleagues’ posts. #ReadUP! Continue Reading University Press Week 2016: Blog Tour Day 2

UNC Press Announces First Recipients of Thomas W. Ross Fund Publishing Grants

The grants will help UNC system departments, centers, and libraries publish scholarly material generated on their campuses. The five projects being funded represent a range of scholarly work being created at four different institutions. Continue Reading UNC Press Announces First Recipients of Thomas W. Ross Fund Publishing Grants

John Sherer: The Cost to Publish a Monograph Is Both Too Low and Too High

The danger with the numbers in this report is that they describe how much it costs presses to put a book into the marketplace using our conventional model. But in order to produce an edition that is openly available in digital format, our activities would look very different. Continue Reading John Sherer: The Cost to Publish a Monograph Is Both Too Low and Too High

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. Continue Reading University Press Week 2015: Blog Tour Day 5

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. Continue Reading University Press Week 2015: Blog Tour Day 4

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. Continue Reading University Press Week 2015: Blog Tour Day 3

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

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. Continue Reading University Press Week 2015: Blog Tour Day 1

Marianne Gingher: Amazing Place Is a NY Times Bestseller

It seems fitting that I should document the AMAZING PLACEment of this wonderful book on the New York Times Bestseller List. Thursday, May 7, 2015, I got word it was named #8 by the New York Times Bestseller list for the TRAVEL category. Continue Reading Marianne Gingher: Amazing Place Is a NY Times Bestseller