UMP Ebook Collection: Webinar Link

by Kathryn Beaton December 4, 2018

The UMP Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) is a comprehensive collection of the University of Michigan Press’s scholarly ebooks for sale to libraries. The UMP EBC is fully accessible on Fulcrum, a leading community-developed, open source platform for digital scholarship developed with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Fulcrum offers users the ability to read books with associated digital enhancements, such as: 3-D models, embedded audio, video, and databases; zoomable online images, and interactive media. You can see sample open access titles at: https://www.fulcrum.org/michigan. The collection is on sale now and will launch in early January 2019. UMP EBC is available for purchase exclusively […]

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University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection Debuts at the Charleston Conference

by Kathryn Beaton November 1, 2018

From our Director of Sales and Marketing, Lanell White:   Next week the Charleston Library Conference will welcome librarians, publishers, and vendor partners to Charleston, S.C. to discuss the key issues, topics, and innovations in scholarly communications. This year the theme of “Oh wind – if winter comes, can spring be far behind?” embodies a sense of anticipation around transitions not only between seasons, but also the sea change happening around ebook distribution models, namely that the academy is taking the lead in selling its content. This year Michigan Publishing is excited to be a part of this transformation. The […]

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Interview with Molly Wallace, author of “Risk Criticism”

by Kathryn Beaton October 15, 2018

Our author Molly Wallace, author of Risk Criticism: Precautionary Reading in an Age of Environmental Uncertainty, recently answered a few questions for us. Dr. Wallace is Associate Professor of English at Queen’s University.   You recently won the Alanna Bondar Memorial Prize, from the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada—congratulations! The committee was interested in “works with a broad appeal within and beyond environmental humanities…books with the potential to engage a broader public.” What is it about your book that you think appeals to non-environmentalists?    Well, the “environmental humanities” to which the committee refers is itself a […]

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Harry Watkins, Nineteenth Century Actor, Brought Back to Life

by Charles Watkinson October 10, 2018

On October 10, 1850, Harry Watkins was relaxing from his busy life as an actor, playwright, and stage manager: “Fine day—Walking A.M & P.M. refused an offer to go to Boston—If I sacrifice many more engagements for the sake of remaining in N.Y. I shall find myself thrown out of all.—7 P.M. went to a book auction to purchase a book marked on the catalogue but was so tired out I fell asleep and woke just in time to hear it was gone—My interest in the auction being over I concluded it would be as well to finish my nap at home.” […]

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Interview with Poet and Professor Philip Metres

by Kathryn Beaton October 1, 2018

Our new Fulcrum Community Manager, Emma DiPasquale, studied under our author Philip Metres at John Carroll University. Below, she interviews him about his new book The Sound of Listening: Poetry as Refuge and Resistance, which was released in September. He also will be visiting Ann Arbor to read (with author Aimee Bender) on November 15.   You join over a hundred other poets who have contributed to the Poets on Poetry series. What drew you to it? When I was in graduate school researching poets and the peace movement, I first encountered the series through volumes by the poet William Stafford: You […]

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