Celebrating Mark Saunders, Pioneer of University Press Digital Publishing

by Charles Watkinson June 10, 2019

In mid May Mark Saunders, director of the University of Virginia Press, unexpectedly passed way at the tragically early age of 52. As we celebrate and commemorate their life, the sudden passing of a friend and colleague will always cause us to pause and look around gratefully at the people with whom we spend our days — family, co-workers, neighbors. As the Association of University Presses meets in Detroit, June 10- 14, U-M Press is participating in a “Celebrating the People of AUPresses” blog tour. This aims to honor Mark Saunders by celebrating the individuals we work with. This blog […]

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Webinar Roundup: University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection

by Kathryn Beaton March 22, 2019

The University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC), a comprehensive collection of our scholarly ebooks for sale to libraries, has been live since January. 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. Learn more about how your library can buy the UMP EBC: A webinar and powerpoint (originally presented […]

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The University of Michigan Press website has a new look!

by Kathryn Beaton March 20, 2019

The University of Michigan Press website has a new look! The aim was for it to be a little sleeker and more streamlined. Our front end developer and UI designer, Jon McGlone, spent several months on this, updating the color scheme to new shades of blue and modernizing the typography. Our Twitter and Facebook pages are now also shown at the bottom of the page. The blog and shopping cart will be updated later this year. We love it and hope you do too! Celebrate until April 30th with the code UMNEWLOOK for 25% off all books (except ELT). Try […]

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2019 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities

by Kathryn Beaton February 27, 2019

Ends on September 16, 2019 About the Tobin Siebers Prize Submissions are now open for the 2019 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities. The prize is awarded in memory of disability studies pioneer Tobin Siebers, Professor of English at the University of Michigan and author of many influential books and articles in the field of Disability Studies. The prize is awarded yearly for the best book-length manuscript on a topic of pressing urgency in the field. Reflecting on the work of the scholar the prize commemorates, the competition invites submissions on a wide range of topics, from […]

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University of Michigan Press shortlisted for 2019 Academic and Professional Publisher Award

by Kathryn Beaton February 25, 2019

University of Michigan Press is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted for the 2019 London Book Fair International Excellence Award for Academic and Professional Publishing.  Started in 2014 and held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association, the award showcases and celebrates publishing excellence and innovation for international markets outside the UK. University of Michigan Press will attend the awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 12 alongside two other shortlisted publishers, De Gruyter and Rutgers University Press. The winner will be announced that evening. “The University of Michigan Press is very pleased and honored to learn that we have […]

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