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University Press Blog Tour Roundup

It's the final day of University Press Week and today's blog tour gives a taste of what some AAUP member presses are following:


University of Illinois Press

UIP discusses the emerging topics and authors in their 'Geopolitics of Information' series.

University of Minnesota Press

John Hartigan, participant in their new Forerunners (short-form publishing) series, writes about the ways in which he uses social media to enhance scholarly connections and establish social-media conversations with regard to his research.  
The siphonophorae, considered by Gabriel Tarde to be the embodiment of sociality.

University of Nebraska Press

University of Nebraska Press asks: How should university presses be adding to the conversation on social media and who is doing it right? UNP marketing takes a look at the potential social media has for scholarly publishing.  

NYU Press

NYU Press writes about the forthcoming website for their book, Keywords for American Cultural Studies (Second Edition).

Columbia University Press

Every Friday, the Columbia University Press blog runs a post called the University Press Roundup in which they highlight posts from around the academic publishing blogosphere. Their Blog Tour post explains how and why they have made this commitment to a blog series that rarely features their own titles. They discuss how university press blogs generate publicity for individual titles, but also provide a much-needed environment where scholarship can be presented for a general readership.  

Island Press

Our editors talk about the people and subjects they find fascinating.