Abigail Hall: Musings on a Beautiful and Mysterious Industry: A Publishing Intern Reflects

This past January, I was able to live out a lifelong dream of mine: wearing business casual clothes five days a week. I own so many sweaters and I was ecstatic to finally be able to do something with them. But this past month was more than just a chance to try out my office… Continue Reading Abigail Hall: Musings on a Beautiful and Mysterious Industry: A Publishing Intern Reflects

Introducing DocSouth Books!

UNC Libraries & UNC Press are collaborating for DocSouth Books, available Fall 2011. Popular texts from DocSouth will be in e-book & Print-On-Demand format. Continue Reading Introducing DocSouth Books!

Great news: Funding renewed for Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement

We recently learned the great news that the LCRM Project has received funding from the Mellon Foundation for the next phase of its work. Here is the full press release. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL February 10, 2011—The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced today that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has… Continue Reading Great news: Funding renewed for Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement

UNC Press to Publish Books Online through JSTOR

We have some exciting news to share with you. As the Chronicle of Higher Ed and Inside Higher Ed have hinted over the past couple of days, UNC Press is one of five university presses (so far) that are teaming up with online academic content provider JSTOR to make scholarly books available online in a… Continue Reading UNC Press to Publish Books Online through JSTOR

I laughed, I cried, I feared for my job

Oh, Gawker, you make me giggle but hurt me so.  It’s like getting tickled and laughing really hard until you get the hiccups and an awful cramp in your side and suddenly the game is over. Feeling depressed because the recession and the internet are both killing the book publishing industry, and hurting your hopes… Continue Reading I laughed, I cried, I feared for my job

From Macmillan Digital – “From the Typewriter to the Bookstore: A Publishing Story”

From the Typewriter to the Bookstore: A Publishing Story (via Macmillan USA on YouTube) Ever wondered how a manuscript becomes a book? Just what goes on with an author? What happens at a publishing house? Who does what? How does which? Where does what go when? And, most importantly, how much money does an Editorial/Acquisitions… Continue Reading From Macmillan Digital – “From the Typewriter to the Bookstore: A Publishing Story”

Frankfurt Book Fair 2008

The world’s largest annual book trade show, the Frankfurt Book Fair, just wrapped up its 60th anniversary gathering. From October 15-19, the Frankfurt, Germany, fair hosted more than 50,000 visitors each day, peaking at a record 78,218 on Saturday! Vicky Wells, our director of contracts and subsidiary rights, hopped on a plane last week, crossed… Continue Reading Frankfurt Book Fair 2008