UP Week 2017 Blog Tour

Each year, we take a tour of blogs in our larger community, with themed series each day bringing us to new and varied voices. This year we explored all the different ways that Knowledge Matters.

Monday: Scholarship Making A Difference

Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Why University Presses Matter by Daniel Heath Justice
The importance of Indigenous voices in scholarship, literatures, and public debate.

Temple University Press
Celebrating University Press Week: Scholarship Making a Difference
Three books explore race and whiteness, shaping an essential public conversation.

Wayne State University Press
#UPWeek: Scholarship Makes a Difference
Editor-in-chief-highlights forthcoming examination of the enduring impact of slavery in the US.

University Press of Colorado
Tools for Surviving in a Post-Truth World
The value of composition and rhetoric scholarship keeps rising.

Princeton University Press
University Press Week: Scholarship Makes a Difference
Editor-in-chief makes the case for nonpartisan, rigorous peer reviewed social science.

Oregon State University Press
Scholarship Making a Difference: The Alternate Route for Nuclear Disarmament
The possibilities of nuclear weapon-free zones as the pathway to worldwide nuclear disarmament.

George Mason University Press
Playfair and the search for elusive truth
The story of a fascinating historical figure—and the fascinating research that led to a scholarly reassessment.

Cambridge University Press
The Struggle for Equality, Recognition and Reward
Marie Curie as inspiration for women in STEM.

University of Toronto Press
The Power of History to Galvanize and Energize
History editor reflects on how scholarly books can help teach us how to think and how to act.
Winning Hearts and Minds: Publishing that Matters
Executive Editor looks beyond “the facts” to win hearts and minds.

University of Washington Press
From the Desk of the Director: Knowledge and Facts Matter
Nicole Mitchell, president of the Association, puts new press programs and her service to the AUPresses community in context.

Tuesday: Selling the Facts

University of Minnesota Press
#UPWeek: Knowing the Facts
The precarious state of facts and scientific knowledge.

University of Texas Press
Selling the Facts in Independent Bookstores
Bookselling as activism in the misinformation age.

University of Hawaii Press
#LookItUP: UH Press Journals Making an Impact
Throughout the week, a round-up of peer-reviewed facts from UHP journals.

Johns Hopkins University Press
The Ivy Bookshop: Selling the Facts and Serving the Community
Selling books, and UP books, in the Trump era.

Duke University Press
Sales Manager Jennifer Schaper Reports from the Frankfurt Book Fair
The effect of Trump, Brexit, and political upheaval on the international book trade.

Columbia University Press
A Field Guide to Engaging with the World Through Bookstores
UP sales rep reflects on how engagement with stores is engagement with communities and polities.

University Press of Kentucky
At What Cost: Selling Books in the Age of Trump
How vetted long-form UP books are an antidote to the profit motive inherent in the market.

University of Toronto Press
Selling the Books that Matter: Experiences of a Higher Ed Sales Rep
Selling is learning, on all sides.

Wednesday: Producing the Books that Matter

University Press of Kansas
Producing Books that Matter
A behind-the-scenes look at UPK’s process.

University of California Press
ASA, Interdisciplinary Associations, and American Studies Now
Interdisciplinary book series designed to engage publics in “difficult” social and political work.

Georgetown University Press
Producing Books that Matter
What you might not know about making books.

University of British Columbia Press
Exciting Times, Indeed, But Also Nerve-wracking: A Foray into Trade Publishing
How a well-oiled academic editorial and production machine retooled.

University of Michigan Press
Academic Ableism Author Interview–Part 1
Inclusiveness is to the benefit of all.

Fordham University Press
UP Week! Producing the Books that Matter
Author David Goodwin talks the making of his book.

Yale University Press
Decoding the Voynich Manuscript
#ListenUP to a podcast on the making of the Voynich Manuscript.

The MIT Press
Inspired to be Resolutely Disobedient
A look at the enduring influence of Muriel Cooper.

Thursday: #TwitterStorm

Harvard University Press
Social Media and Scholarship (and Impeachment)
Ensuring the “swirl of social media” is better informed.

Johns Hopkins University Press
Make Your Voice Heard in 2017’s Town Square: Tips to Effectively Participate in the Twitter Conversation
Editorial director’s guide to Twitter for scholarly authors.

Athabasca University Press
Making Publishing Visible
Engaging with scholars, readers, and stories on Facebook Live and other social media.

Beacon Press
Social Media’s Role in Lifting Up For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too
Readers’ enthusiastic and thoughtful commentary has helped drive the success of a scholar’s ideas.

Friday: Libraries and Librarians Helping Us All #LookItUP

University of Missouri Press
The Lanford Wilson Collection at MU Libraries Special Collections and Rare Books
Archivists’ and librarians’ vital work in making the raw materials of scholarship intellectually available.

University of Nebraska Press
University Press Week: Introducing Lincoln’s Most Passionate Reader
A conversation about books with the Lincoln City Libraries Director.

University Press of Florida
Q&A with Digital Scholarship Librarian Laurie Taylor on New Open Books Series
A collaboration brings the Florida & the Caribbean Open Books project to life.

University of Georgia Press
Librarians are Our First Line of Defense against Fake News
This is true.

University of Alabama Press
University Press Week: Knowledge Matters
How a university’s library supports research and scholarship.