academic publishing

What’s #NextUP in publishing?

by Danielle Coty-Fattal November 17, 2022

Ellen Bauerle, Executive Editor at University of Michigan Press, offers some insight on what’s #NextUP in her acquisitions pipeline. Among the joys of acquiring books at a university press is working with the new. New authors, new books, new ideas, and the presentation of those in new ways. As a result, being an acquisitions editor means always thinking about what is #NextUP, and for me that includes our forthcoming series Greek / Modern Intersections, edited by Artemis Leontis, CP Cavafy Professor of Modern Greek and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. The series is just launching now with its […]

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Celebrating University Press Week and What’s #NextUP

by Kristen Twardowski November 14, 2022

University presses have a unique identity in the publishing world. They exist at the focal point of intersections of knowledge with their intimate relationships with their home institutions, their dedication to scholars and students alike, and their belief that we are a community that benefits from learning and growing together. This week we celebrate University Press Week (November 14-18) and explore how this year’s theme, Next UP, reflects this commitment to innovation and the possibilities of “what could be”. For the University of Michigan Press, the future is connected to a sense of openness: open infrastructure, open knowledge, open access. […]

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University of Michigan Press Named Benetech Global Certified Accessible™ Publisher, First University Press

by Theresa Schmid January 26, 2021

ANN ARBOR, MI 01/27/2021 – University of Michigan Press is now a Benetech Global Certified Accessible™ (GCA) publisher, and is the first university press to receive this certification. Benetech, a nonprofit that empowers communities with software for social good, issues this accreditation to those publishers who produce EPUBs that meet a full range of accessibility features required to support readers with and without disabilities and learning differences. Benetech’s GCA publisher certification program is the first ever, third-party EPUB certification program to verify ebook accessibility. All approved publishers have demonstrated success consistently producing files in accordance with Benetech’s GCA certification standard, […]

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