Publishing, Poetry, and the Future: Reflecting on the 2015 Bear River Writers’ Conference

by Allison Peters July 27, 2015
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The weekend May sprung into June, I attended the 2015 Bear River Writers’ Conference at Camp Michigania up on Walloon Lake (where Ernest Hemingway used to spend his summers as a kid), 250 miles north of Ann Arbor, a little south of Petoskey. Sponsored by the University of Michigan Department of English, Bear River is rich with writing workshops, readings, panels (often related to publishing), and craft talks. Directed by University of Michigan faculty member and poet Keith Taylor, the annual conference—now in its fifteenth year—is regularly attended by some of the University’s most prestigious creative writing faculty as well […]

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Congratulations to 2015 University of Michigan Press Book Award Winners Andrei Markovits and Katherine Crosby!

by Sam Killian July 22, 2015

Conrgatulations to Dr. Andrei Markovits and Katherine Crosby, the most recent recipients of the University of Michigan Press Book Award! They received the 2015 award for their book, From Property to Family, which details the cultural history and cultural impact of dog rescue in the United States. “We are immensely honored, delighted and humbled for being given this prestigious award by such a prestigious university press that publishes so many fine books,” Markovits said in response to learning his book had won. “To have our work be chosen as the winner among them by a jury of our peers is […]

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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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