Category Archives: publishing

Dear Bolshevik, With spring nearly here, I am suddenly facing the prospect that I will, in fact, graduate from college and have to find a job. I have spent the last four years earning a liberal arts degree and, as … Continue reading

From the University of Illinois job listing: The University of Illinois seeks candidates for the position of Director, University of Illinois Press. Nearing its 100th year of scholarly publishing, the University of Illinois Press enjoys a reputation as one of … 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 publishing. Today, industry advice columnist The Bolshevik answers your questions. Dear Bolshevik, Why was my manuscript not published? Signed, Confused in Cultural Studies Confused: Thank you for writing. … Continue reading

Meet the UI Press is a recurring feature that delves into issues affecting publishing. Today, industry advice columnist The Bolshevik answers your questions. Dear Bolshevik, I have a scholarly monograph I wish to submit to an academic press, in the … Continue reading

The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) is celebrating the third annual University Press Week from November 9 – 15, 2014. The focus this year is on the vital collaborative projects spearheaded by university and academic presses with research libraries, … Continue reading

Meet the UI Press is a recurring feature that delves into issues affecting publishing. Today: Is it possible to be taken seriously as a scholar if you use exclamation points? Less snooty than the semicolon, less trendy than the hashmark, … Continue reading

Judy McCulloh, who worked at the University of Illinois Press for 35 years and was recognized for building our music and folklore lists during her tenure, died at home during the early morning of Sunday, July 13.  She had been … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press is looking for a Book Designer. Duties: Design interiors and covers/jackets (including art research) for university press books; typeset design-intensive books; review art programs; and design journals and promotional materials as needed. Requires bachelor’s degree … Continue reading