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University of Michigan Press’s Accessible Publishing Initiative

by Jonathan McGlone December 4, 2015

[On behalf of the University of Michigan Press E-Book Accessibility Task Force] Recently the University of Michigan Press publicly endorsed the accessible publishing guidelines outlined by the Society for Disability Studies. These guidelines encourage publishers to ensure that accessibility is “built in” to new titles—that accessible file formats, text descriptions of multimedia, and available alternate versions are standard products of the publishing process. The Press strongly believes in this universal design approach, and since June 2015 have been working behind the scenes to support these guidelines. This work is part of a longer history at the Press, and a big […]

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New Author’s Agreement from Michigan Publishing

by Meredith Kahn June 7, 2013

NB: Written by our Associate University Librarian for Publishing, John Wilkin, this post is the first in a series that will discuss our ongoing commitment to creating the future of scholarly communication. Future writings will discuss our various imprints, as well as authors’ perspectives on the changing nature of academic publishing. Michigan Publishing is pleased to announce a new author contract that signals important changes in the way that we engage with our authors and their publications. We hope over time to make the agreement increasingly author friendly. Four important clauses are key pieces of that strategy.  These changes pertain […]

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Maize Books Q&A with Jack Dougherty

by Meredith Kahn May 10, 2013

Our friend and colleague Jack Dougherty posed several excellent questions after our recent announcement. With Jack’s permission, we’ve reproduced his questions here with answers and commentary indented below. We have also included a follow-up question from another friend and colleague, Kristen Nawrotzki. Many thanks to Jack and Kristen for the opportunity to participate in a stimulating dialogue!

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Announcing Maize Books, A New Imprint for Scholarly and Creative Works

by Meredith Kahn May 1, 2013

The University of Michigan Press, a unit of Michigan Publishing, is committed to producing and disseminating high-quality scholarship. As part of that commitment, we’re proud to announce Maize Books, a new Michigan Publishing imprint. This imprint represents a lean, responsive model for publishing scholarly and creative works. We understand that scholarship can take many forms, and that traditional academic publishers aren’t always interested in items that don’t fit the typical categories of a “monograph” or a “journal article.” Thankfully, we’re not a traditional, typical publisher. The University of Michigan Press has the tools and the expertise to help you distribute […]

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Q&A with Greg Nelson, author of M Is for Michigan Football: Celebrating the Tradition of Michigan Football

by University of Michigan Press July 8, 2009

M Is for Michigan Football explores 26 of the many traditions and highlights of the University of Michigan football program, the winningest in all of college football. The book features eye-popping photos, historical details and trivia about myriad Wolverine football traditions in alphabetical order—from beloved Coach Bo Schembechler (B), the annual border war with Ohio State (the Game) (G), Michigan’s 11 national championships (N), to zero—the number of losses suffered by the 1901 Wolverines in their undefeated, untied, and unscored-upon season (Z). Greg Nelson, who was born in Jackson, Michigan and currently resides in Florida, is a Michigan fan and […]

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