University Press Week 2013: Blog Tour Day 2

Day 2 of the blog tour for University Press Week focuses on the future of scholarly communication. See posts from Harvard University Press, Stanford University Press, University of Virginia Press, University of Texas Press, Duke University Press, University of Minnesota Press, and Temple University Press. Continue Reading University Press Week 2013: Blog Tour Day 2

University Press Week 2013: Blog Tour Day 1

Today’s University Press Week Blog Tour theme is “Meet the Press,” with profiles of staff members from University Press of Colorado, University of Missouri Press, University of Hawai’i Press, McGill-Queens University Press, University of Illinois Press, Penn State University Press, and University Press of Florida. Continue Reading University Press Week 2013: Blog Tour Day 1

UNC Press to Study Digital Publishing Models with Mellon Grant

In addition to attending the AAUP meeting, last month I was pleased to be able to announce that the Mellon Foundation had awarded a grant of $100,000 to UNC Press for the next year to aid in our experimentation with new digital publishing models. It will significantly enhance our exploration of a broad range of proposals from our new “Digital First” initiative, to our efforts to begin developing a model for publishing digital humanities projects, to exploring new distribution methods. Continue Reading UNC Press to Study Digital Publishing Models with Mellon Grant

University Press Week Blog Tour: John Sherer on returning to university press after years in NY trade publishing

While there’s no doubt that the print runs and advances are smaller here, the world of university press publishing is hardly less complicated than its corporate cousins; nor is it less open to risk and reward. In fact, the challenges that university presses face are leading to a new spirit of entrepreneurship and putting a spotlight on the critical role they play in the academic and publishing ecosystems. Continue Reading University Press Week Blog Tour: John Sherer on returning to university press after years in NY trade publishing

University Press Week: Blog Tour Day Four

Blog posts from the fourth day of University Press week, featuring posts from Princeton University Press, Indiana University Press, Fordham University Press, Texas A&M University Press, and Georgetown University Press. Continue Reading University Press Week: Blog Tour Day Four

University Press Week: Blog Tour Day Three

Blog posts from the third day of University Press Week, featuring guest posts from University of Chicago Press, University of Minnesota Press, University of Illinois Press, University of Nebraska Press, and Syracuse University Press. Continue Reading University Press Week: Blog Tour Day Three

University Press Week: Blog Tour Day Two

Blog posts from the second day of University Press Week, with links to posts at MIT Press, University of California Press, University of Hawai’i Press, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, and the University Press of Florida. Continue Reading University Press Week: Blog Tour Day Two

Celebrating the first annual University Press Week!

Welcome to the first annual University Press Week! Taking place November 11-17, 2012, University Press Week highlights the extraordinary work of university presses and their many contributions to culture, the academy, and an informed society. It is sponsored by the Association of American University Presses (AAUP). Continue Reading Celebrating the first annual University Press Week!

Vicky Wells receives 2012 AAUP Constituency Award

We are very happy to share the news that UNC Press director of contracts and subsidiary rights Vicky Wells was presented with the AAUP 2012 Constituency Award at the annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses last week in Chicago. The AAUP, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, is comprised of 134… Continue Reading Vicky Wells receives 2012 AAUP Constituency Award

AAUP, abc.com…

Some exciting news  regarding UNC Press… AAUP meeting: Several folks from UNC Press traveled to Philadelphia, PA last weekend for the annual AAUP meeting–Joanna Ruth Marsland, our Director of Development had this to say about the meeting: “…The sessions focused on “best practices” for the various departments and activities within university presses, and the ones… Continue Reading AAUP, abc.com…

Books for Understanding the Economic Crisis

Well, on the news that European governments are jumping in to help their banks continue lending to each other, markets seem to be showing some signs of regaining confidence today. We’ll see how long it holds. For the past couple of weeks — and no doubt for some time still to come — we’ve seen… Continue Reading Books for Understanding the Economic Crisis