#UPWeek Day 3 and 4 Round-up


Sure, it’s the 2nd post today, but we couldn’t let the day end without sharing the excellent #UPWeek posts from yesterday and today!

Today’s Round-up features posts on the Importance of Regional Publishing (see also: this morning’s post) from UPs around the nation–it’s not all bourbon and horses ya’ll!

  • At Syracuse University Press, regional author, Chuck D’Imperio discusses the roots of regional writing in many of the “classics.” http://syracusepress.wordpress.com/
  • Fredric Nachbaur, director at Fordham University Press, writes about establishing the Empires State Editions imprint to better brand and market the regional books, reflect the mission of the university, and co-publish books with local institutions. fordhamimpressions.com
  • UNC Press editorial director Mark Simpson-Vos highlights the special value of regional university press publishing at a time when the scale for so much of what we do emphasizes the global. http://uncpressblog.com/
  • University Press of Mississippi Marketing Manager and author of two books, Steve Yates, gives his thoughts on the scale of regional publishing and shares the sage advice of businessmen. http://upmississippi.blogspot.com/
  • Editor-in-Chief at the University of Nebraska Press, Derek Krissoff, defines the meaning of place in University Press publishing. http://nebraskapress.typepad.com/
  • The University of Alabama Press gives a brief overview of the economic niche regional university presses occupy between mass market trade publishing and non-scholarly regional and local publishing. http://uapressblog.wordpress.com/
  • Erin Rolfs at Louisiana State University Press discusses the challenge of capturing an authentic representation of Louisiana’s culture, especially as an outsider looking in, as many authors (scholars or not) are. http://blog.lsupress.org/
  • And last, but not least, Oregon State University Press gives an overview of their regional publishing program and featured titles. http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/blog

Yesterday’s #UPWeek Theme spotlighted some subject areas that individual presses are known for:

  • Cheryl Lousley, editor of the Environmental Humanities series at Wilfrid Laurier University Press in Canada, writes about the engagement of environmental issues through the humanities disciplines, such as literature, film, and media studies. nestor.wlu.ca/blog
  • Nik Heynen, series co-editor at the University of Georgia Press, discussed the Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series. ugapress.blogspot.com
  • At Texas A&M University Press, Charles Porter, Texas historian and author of the forthcoming book Sharing the Common Pool: Water Rights in the Everyday Lives of Texans, discusses the many facets of Texas history explored in books and series published by the press. tamupress.blogspot.com
  • Gita Manaktala, Editorial Director at MIT Press, writes about the possibilities of the web MIT Press authors are using for scholarship, finding newly mediated ways to teach,
    conduct research, present data, and engage with various publics. mitpress.mit.edu/blog
  • Editors at the University of Pennsylvania Press discussed the foundations and future of some of the press’s key subject areas. http://pennpress.typepad.com
  • And lastly, the University of Toronto Press spotlighted their  Medieval and Renaissance Studies lists. http://utpblog.utpress.utoronto.ca/

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