“University presses undertake the work of raising up our authors, colleagues, and publishing partners every day, making it only appropriate that University Press Week celebrates this dimension of our community.”
Emphasizing the role that university presses play in elevating authors, subjects, and whole disciplines that bring new perspectives, ideas, and voices to readers around the globe, the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) has chosen “Raise UP” as the theme for this year’s University Press Week. University Press Week (UP Week) runs from Monday, November 9, through Sunday, November 15.
“Raise UP” is a particularly apt theme in a time when information moves at faster speeds than ever before across all platforms. It’s critical that scholarship about the most important ideas of the day is nurtured, championed, and made widely available. To that end, AUPresses members have suggested a “Raise UP Reading List” and “Raise UP Gallery” that can serve as a starting place for any reader who wants to learn more.
The UP Week “Raise UP Reading List” can be found online at: https://upweek.up.hcommons.org/celebrate/up-week-2020/gallery-and-reading-list/
In keeping with the theme of “Raise UP,” events and promotions during the week will emphasize the strong and long-term partnerships university presses have developed with booksellers, librarians, trade groups, and other cultural outlets and venues. The UP community will host online celebrations of this year’s theme via a blog tour, and industry supporters such as Ingram, NetGalley, and Baker & Taylor also will mark the week online through special messages and marketing.
A full run-down of all UP Week events can be found at www.universitypressweek.org.
University presses publish more than 12,000 books each year, as well as nearly 1,500 journals and numerous innovative digital works. One hundred fifty-four presses belong to AUPresses, and 20 percent of that number are presses based outside the U.S.
“University presses undertake the work of raising up our authors, colleagues, and publishing partners every day, making it only appropriate that University Press Week celebrates this dimension of our community,” said AUPresses Executive Director Peter Berkery. “We look forward to spending this week highlighting the vital research and ideas that university presses, through these relationships, are able to introduce to eager reading audiences around the world.”
Texas has eleven university presses, (links on our Publishers in Texas page) including:
Abilene Christian University Press & Leafwood Publishers
Baylor University Press
Lamar University Literary Press
Stephen F. Austin University Press
Texas A&M University Press
Texas Christian University Press
Texas Review Press
Texas Tech University Press
Trinity University Press
University of Texas Press
University of North Texas Press
Since 1937, the Association of University Presses advances the essential role of a global community of publishers whose mission is to ensure academic excellence and cultivate knowledge. The Association holds intellectual freedom, integrity, stewardship, and diversity and inclusion as core values. AUPresses members are active across many scholarly disciplines, including the humanities, arts, and sciences, publish significant regional and literary work, and are innovators in the world of digital publishing. You can learn more at http://www.aupresses.org/