Category Archives: publishing

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

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, You know what you need? Books about stuff people care … Continue reading

University Press Week is celebrated worldwide from November 8-14. The week is designed to draw attention to the great scholarly publishing work that challenges boundaries and stimulates thought. During Press Week the Association of American University Presses is hosting some online events … Continue reading

It may be National Split Pea Soup Week, but it is time to put the green mash aside and get on the good foot. What foot? University Press Week, 2015, the boldest and ice coldest UPW of them all. UPs around the world … Continue reading

University Press Week has been around since 1978. This week we’re joining other AAUP members to scholarly publishing concurrent with the first annual Academic Book Week (Nov. 9-16, 2015), a program of the UK-based Academic Book of the Future project. But … Continue reading

One of the wonderful things about independent bookstores is the opportunity for discovery. Is there a better feeling than walking among rows of texts and spying that one spine that calls out to be read? Whatever might pique interest—from an evocative … Continue reading