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

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

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

#CharlottesvilleCurriculum, #CharlottesvilleSyllabus: UNC Press edition

Over the past few days, UNC Press (like many of our sister presses) has received an influx of requests from readers for books that provide context around the tragic events in Charlottesville. UNC Press has a longstanding commitment to publish books that examine histories of racial violence. Many of our authors over the years have given especially deep consideration to way the Civil War era is remembered and commemorated in the South and the nation as a whole—a question once more at the center of public debate and struggle. Continue Reading #CharlottesvilleCurriculum, #CharlottesvilleSyllabus: UNC Press edition

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 3

University Press Week continues with the blog tour day 3’s theme of UP Staff Spotlight. Today’s posts: Wednesday, November 16 Seminary Co-op Bookstores UP Staff Spotlight: John Eklund Wayne State University Press University of Washington Press University Press of Mississippi Staff Spotlight: Valerie Jones University of Wisconsin Press A Community of Printmakers: Wisconsin & UW Press Johns Hopkins… Continue Reading University Press Week 2016: Blog Tour Day 3

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

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

University Press Week 2013: Blog Tour Day 5

University Press Week Blog Tour concludes today with posts on the theme of The Global Reach of University Presses. Today’s posts are from Princeton University Press, NYU Press, Johns Hopkins University Press, Columbia University Press, University of Wisconsin Press, Georgetown University Press, Yale University Press, and Indiana University Press. Continue Reading University Press Week 2013: Blog Tour Day 5

University Press Week 2013: Blog Tour Day 4: Mark Simpson-Vos: Remembering Region

I’m convinced region matters more than ever. And indeed, we need university presses more than ever to work in concert with authors, booksellers, and reading communities to build conversations that scale from the local to the global and back again. Continue Reading University Press Week 2013: Blog Tour Day 4: Mark Simpson-Vos: Remembering Region

University Press Week 2013: Blog Tour Day 3

University Press Week Blog Tour Day 3 features posts that spotlight a specific subject area from Wilfrid Laurier University Press, University of Georgia Press, Texas A&M Press, MIT Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, and University of Toronto Press. Continue Reading University Press Week 2013: Blog Tour Day 3