Category Archives: publishing

On February 15, we hosted our first University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium. It was fantastic day of sessions about publishing and engaged conversation. We thank everyone who came to the sessions and participated. And we give special thanks to … Continue reading

Join us for the first annual University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium on February 15 for a day of interactive workshops, round tables, and conversations about publishing.           Topics will include: -Building a Relationship with a … Continue reading

In celebration of our 100th anniversary, the University of Illinois Press, in collaboration the University of Illinois Archives Sesquicentennial Speakers Series, presented a panel titled, “UIUC Scholarship and the University of Illinois Press: A Century of Partnerships on Campus. Featured … Continue reading

From its establishment in 1918 until well into the 1940s, the University of Illinois Press printed very few bound books each year. And by very few, we mean around seven. This number didn’t grow much over the years. By 1949 … Continue reading

Meet the UI Press is a semi-regular feature that delves into issues affecting academic publishing, writing, education, and related topics.  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 … Continue reading

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 I call myself in every other facet … Continue reading

Back before the Internet or Oprah, people relied on comic books and pulp magazines for self-improvement. Charles Atlas challenged generations of boys and girls to get buff and deal with that bully who kicked sand in his/her face. Ads in … Continue reading

Question: Is it possible to be taken seriously as a scholarly writer if you use exclamation points? Less snooty than the semicolon, less trendy than the hashmark, the exclamation point labors in the disreputable quarters of the written word: romance … Continue reading

Book lovers enjoy writing/talking about the sanctity of books. The tactile pleasure. The superiority of the physical object to the ethereal electronic version. The knowledge. The immersive experience. The old friend thing. But the time comes when every bibliophile must face … Continue reading

Born on July 12, 1909, Herbert S. Zim taught at the University of Illinois in the 1950s. It was during his years in Champaign-Urbana that Zim penned or cowrote several of the Golden Nature Guides that taught generations of schoolchildren about … Continue reading