Friday, November 16, 2012

University Press Week Updates: Last Day for Blog Tour

Today is Day 5 of the University Press Week blog tour. Be sure to check out these posts by our peers:

Author and New York Times editor Constance Rosenblum celebrates the regional pride of university presses over on the New York University Press blog.

The Columbia University Press blog features two posts. The one from its editorial director and associate director Jennifer Crewe describes university presses’ willingness and ability to innovate to meet new intellectual and economic challenges. Columbia University professor Sheldon Pollock calls upon the university and its faculty to become more involved with university presses.

John Sherer, director of the University of North Carolina Press, writes about his recent transition from New York trade publishing back to his roots at UNC Press.

The University of Alabama Press features a post from author Rick Bragg.

Author Catherine Allgor says of the University of Virginia Press, "The process of creating this book [THE QUEEN OF AMERICA] with UVP has truly been an exercise in holistic business. In the end, it is a beautiful book. The product reflects the process, which left all of us feeling happy and fulfilled in this work we do. Uniting in a quest for excellence is the hallmark of the University Press, especially mine." She challenges business schools to refer to the university press model when identifying a holistic approach to business.

And finally, the tour wraps up on the Oregon State University Press blog with a post from intern Jessica Kibler.

Thanks for joining us all week on this blog tour!