Welcome Back Sale – 20% Off All Titles

by Shaun Manning June 15, 2015
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The dust has begun to settle from our June 1 move to Chicago Distribution Center, our website ordering functionality is restored, and we are pressing forward with some exciting new initiatives. To thank you, our customers and colleagues, for your patience during the transition, through June 30 we are offering 20% off your entire order — use promotion code UMCDC at checkout to receive the discount. This offer is good on print and ebooks, including ELT titles — mix and match, go wild! Check out our new releases, browse by category or series, or preorder upcoming titles in our Fall […]

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Pardon our dust…

by Shaun Manning June 1, 2015

As of today,  University of Michigan Press is distributed by the Chicago Distribution Center. We are very excited by the opportunities this new relationship will make possible, but of course in these early days there are likely to be some logistical challenges. And this morning when we reactivated the “Buy” buttons on our website, we ran headlong into some big obstacles. In short, because of some complications with our data transfer to the new system, it is not currently possible to order through the site. This will be corrected very soon, we promise; one of the known issues has already […]

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University of Michigan Press distributed by Chicago Distribution Center as of June 1

by Shaun Manning May 25, 2015
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As of June 1, the University of Michigan Press will be distributed by Chicago Distribution Center, a division of the University of Chicago Press. CDC’s warehouse will fulfill all orders for U-M Press titles, including the English Language Teaching (ELT) division and distributed titles published by our campus partners. Charles Watkinson, University of Michigan Press director, commented: “The Chicago Distribution Center is an efficient distribution partner serving a number of publishers with whom the University of Michigan Press shares a common Midwestern identity and philosophy. BiblioVault, its digital asset management and distribution service, and Edwards Brothers Malloy, managers of the […]

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Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day

by Carolyn Darr April 2, 2015
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Today makes that eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day. Started in 2007 by the United Nations, World Autism Awareness day aims to highlight autism as a global health crisis, increase world knowledge of the disorder, and spread information about the importance of early diagnoses and intervention. Another aspect of the celebration is honoring autistic people around the world whose unique skills and abilities have a tremendous effect on those around them. As one of the fastest growing developmental disorders in the United States, we believe Autism awareness is worth celebrating. In honor of World Autism Awareness Day the University of […]

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Mellon grant funds U-M Press collaboration on digital scholarship

by University of Michigan Press April 1, 2015

The University of Michigan Press has received a three-year $899,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of a new platform that will enable the publication and preservation of digitally enriched humanities monographs. Charles Watkinson, director of the U-M Press, said the project takes on a key challenge to the publication of long-form scholarship in the digital age. “These days faculty are working with and producing digital resources of various kinds, but our existing publishing platforms are not equipped to reflect that,” Watkinson said. The grant will fund an effort to meet the growing needs of […]

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