University Press Week is winding down, but it’s not over yet! Please join us tonight at 6 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop for a reception to celebrate the week. Enjoy some wine and cheese, browse the Pop-Up University Press Bookstore, and then have a seat at 7 to hear Ambassador James Joseph talk about his years as the ambassador to South Africa and his philosophies of ethics and leadership.
This week we asked you to share your love of university presses on social media by posting on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with the hashtags #ReadUP, #UPShelfie, #PublishUP and #UPWeek. We loved seeing our books on your shelves and hearing why you love to read university press books and publish with university presses.
Thanks to Chaucer’s Bookstore for sharing their love on Facebook!
We loved seeing co-editor of The World Readers Robin Kirk tweeting about the series.
— Robin Kirk (@RobinKirk) November 9, 2015
And the “shelfies” were fabulous!
— Chris Robinson (@CRMusicWriter) November 12, 2015
And here’s the cutest picture we’ve ever seen our books in! Thanks to Corey for it.
From all your posts, we randomly selected a winner to receive five books of his choice: Congratulations to Dexter Z. Hough- Snee, who tweeted:
— Dexter Z. Hough-Snee (@DexterZHS) November 12, 2015
And now turn your browsers to the final day of the University Press Week blog tour. Today’s theme is Conversations with Authors. Begin the tour with Temple University Press, where they interview Eric Tang, author of Unsettled, about his experiences with University Press publishing. Then head to Columbia University Press, featuring Editor Christine Dunbar discussing their new Russian Library series of literature in translation. University of Virginia Press features a Q&A with poets Tiana Clark and Emily Vizzo. Beacon Press shares an interview with Jeanne Theoharis on The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks and the Rosa Parks papers. At University of Illinois Press, Acquisitions Editor Dawn Durante interviews Carol Stabile, editor of the Feminist Media Studies series. Southern Illinois University Press is featuring a Q&A with Guy R. Hasegawa, author of Villainous Compounds: Chemical Weapons and the Civil War. University Press of Kansas hosts a Q&A with Friended at the Front author Lisa Silvestri. At Oregon State University Press, author Lawrence Landis talks about his process in writing A School for the People: A Photographic History of Oregon State University. Liverpool University Press features a discussion of their new open-access textbooks. And University of Toronto Press gives us an interview with a journal editor. We hope you’ve enjoyed this week of fascinating posts!