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University Presses Get $1.2M for Diversity Grants

A four-year, $1,205,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will support continued development and expansion of a program designed to diversify academic publishing, and will directly affect six presses. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: October 19, 2018

Among the week's headlines: On library ebooks, the world is watching; how some university presses are taking control of their ebook sales; and RIP Todd Bol, founder of the Little Free Library movement. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Big Indie Books of Fall 2018

We took a long, hard look at the season’s offerings from independent and university presses, and, after consulting with PW’s reviews editors and booksellers, came up with a list of 20 books that readers won’t want to miss. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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University Presses Are Not in Crisis

The Week in Libraries, April 27, 2018: Among the headlines this week, changing the narrative on university press publishing; FSU says it will bail on its "unsustainable" Elsevier contract; and, is open access making a difference yet? Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Academic Publishing in China 2017: Types of Chinese Universities

References to Project 211, Project 985, and C9 frequently crop up during conversations with Chinese universities and university presses. As a matter of fact, Chinese universities are divided into three types: Project 211, Project 985, and ordinary university. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The lucrative business of science publishing | Letters

Readers discuss the pros and cons of open access to scientific journalsStephen Buranyi’s article on the lucrative business of academic publishing does not go far enough (How Robert Maxwell turned science publishing into a money machine, 27 June). At least academic researchers have access to... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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University Presses Are More Vital than Ever

The Association of American University Presses annual meeting in Austin emphasized the value of publishing work grounded in research in an era of fake news. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rutgers and Bucknell Strike University Press Pact

The university presses have reached a partnership agreement through which Rutgers will do all of the production, marketing, and sales for Bucknell titles. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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De Gruyter venture to combat ‘fake news'

Scholarly publisher De Gruyter and a number of university presses, are involved in a joint initiative to offer free content on topical issues such as immigration, ethics, climate change and Islamic studies. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Opening Up Our Work’: University Presses and Translation Rights

Translation rights are increasingly important to academic publishers. Representatives from two of the world’s oldest university presses explain why. The post ‘Opening Up Our Work’: University Presses and Translation Rights appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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MIT, Princeton & Yale Form Joint Sales Force

To better service independent and museum stores, three university presses are forming a joint U.S. sales force. Harvard, which had worked closely with MIT and Yale, intends to sign with Columbia for sales. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-03-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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US book sales fall in first five months of 2015

Book sales of traditionally published books in the US fell by almost 6% in the first five months of this year, compared to the same period the year before. Overall sales for trade fiction and non-fiction, children, higher education, professional and university presses were down 5.8% from... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Non-fiction publishing in the UK is in fine health, actually

Contrary to Sam Leith’s complaints last week, commercial publishers continue to take risks, and put out great and original workIn his article last week, Sam Leith deplored the state of mainstream trade publishing, saying it was “getting dumber by the day”, in contrast to the university presses... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The crisis in non-fiction publishing

When it comes to high-calibre non-fiction, risk-averse trade publishing houses are producing too many copycat ‘smart thinking’ books that promise more than they deliver. But praise should be given to the university pressesAmid the ambient wails of doom about the publishing industry, I’d like to... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bay Area Spotlight 2015: A Different Vibe

Though the University of California Press (UC Press) and Stanford University Press (SUP) are the only university presses in the Bay Area, they are among the country’s most innovative academic publishers. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ABA Winter Institute 2015: Conversations with Keynoters

Winter Institute offers many ways for booksellers to interact with authors, with dozens participating in Tuesday evening’s author reception and Wednesday’s closing event with writers from small presses and university presses. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-01-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ABA Winter Institute 2015: Working Together

Independent booksellers have long had an outsized impact on books from indie publishers and university presses. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-01-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Update 2014: The Innovators

Houses in the religion category run the gamut from corporate conglomerates like HarperCollins Christian Publishing to university presses like Georgetown and nonprofits like the Jewish Publication Society; from family-owned traditional publishers like Baker Publishing Group to recent startups... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-08-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indies and University Presses Try Balancing the Books

The partnership between independent bookstores and university presses has a long and mutually rewarding history that has balanced the differences between the trade and academic business models. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Panel Debates The Future of University Presses

Asked what makes university presses different from commercial presses, Niko Pfund, president of Oxford University Press, U.S., answered: “University presses are harder to sell and harder to kill.” Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-12-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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