Category Archives: publishing

Meet the UI Press is a recurring feature that delves into issues affecting academic publishing, writing, education, and related topics. Today, industry advice columnist The Bolshevik answers your questions. Dear Bolshevik, The other day it occurred to me that literacy is … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press recently had the honor of hosting the 2015 AAUP Book, Jacket, & Journal Show, the traveling exhibition of the  37 books and 40 jackets and covers that make up the very best of the book art created … Continue reading

The latest in our series of posts on how university presses and other small publishing concerns can enjoy greater financial security by creating new revenue streams. The introductory post is here. A second post is here. There’s another one here. It’s that time of year when … Continue reading

You’ve heard some version of the rumors by now. Amazon, online giga-retailer to us all, intends to open brick-and-mortar bookstores that may or may not expand upon the ideas found in the Seattle bookstore it opened in 2015. (That is, offering book … Continue reading

We like science fiction. We admire science fiction. We always stay on the lookout for more scholarly work on science fiction. Behold! Over the weekend a new journal hit the stands. Published by the work-in-progress Museum of Science Fiction (location: … Continue reading

Blurb. It sounds like an onomatopoeia for a noise made by infant humans. In publishing, though, the blurb—i.e. a quote on the cover praising the book—figures mightily in the marketing process. Why? Because over a century of mass market advertising has … Continue reading

Meet the UI Press is a recurring feature that delves into issues affecting academic publishing, writing, education, and related topics. Homophones vex us from the day we put away our toolbox of infant noises and attempt to engage other human beings … Continue reading

Meet the UI Press is a recurring feature that delves into issues affecting academic publishing, writing, education, and other topics. Today, industry advice columnist The Bolshevik answers your questions. Dear Bolshevik, A female coworker swears by this hot new app called … Continue reading

As a plucky nonprofit, the UIP keeps an eye out for resources that allow us to marry words to striking images. The New York Public Library just added another treasure trove to pluck from, with 180,000-some public domain images now out there … Continue reading

The middle initial—dear Lord, what a hassle. A vestigial organ of our personal identities, the middle initial causes particular problems in publishing. Every author must ask: do I use it? Or do I go casual, i.e., publish a book under the name … Continue reading