SU Press celebrates University Press Week

Syracuse University Press is celebrating the 10th annual University Press Week (UP Week) from November 8 to 12. In honor of UP week, libraries will host an exhibit featuring books from Syracuse University Press. SU Press is also offering a 50% discount off the list price on books ordered from using the code 05KeepUP until December 1, 2021.

Syracuse University Press Week display in the Bird Library

Academic Press Week offers academic publishers the opportunity to explore new ways to reach readers, amplify ideas, and support scholarly communities while remaining steadfast in their commitment to advancing knowledge. This year’s theme for UP Week, intended to celebrate the many ways in which college newspaper publishing has evolved and excelled over the past decade, is “Keep UP”.

“The Syracuse University Press has kept pace over the past 10 years by expanding the means of accessing our content by offering a wide range of accessible electronic publications, MOBIs, open access, audiobooks and print-on-demand publications. We launched an accessible website, hosted online author events, and significantly expanded our social media presence. Our focus on cutting edge research is demonstrated in new series that we have launched over the past decade including: Critical Arab American Studies, Haudenosaunee and Indigenous Worlds, Syracuse Studies in Geography and Writing, Culture, and Community Practices ”, says Alice Pfeiffer, director of the Syracuse University Press.

“Keep UP” is important at a time when great changes have taken place in all facets of book publishing and the media. For university presses, the past decade has presented opportunities that have enabled these nonprofit publishers to explore new ways to reach readers, amplify ideas, and support scholarly communities while remaining steadfast in their work. their commitment to advancing knowledge. To mark a memorable decade of college press publishing and UP Weeks, this year members of the Association of University Presses feature books, journals, open access reading platforms, podcasts and other efforts. through a “Keep UP Gallery” and a playlist. Syracuse University Press submitted Nina Shengold’s project Tank year for gallery and playlist. Tank year is only available in paperback and audiobook, the audiobook being produced in partnership between Sound Beat of Syracuse University Libraries: Access Audio and Syracuse University Press. “Partnering with SU Press to create audiobooks has been a natural progression for us. This aligns with our mission of inclusion and accessibility and bringing meaningful stories to new listening audiences, ”said Jim O’Connor, Sound Beat Producer.

The University Press Association has 159 members, and 20 percent of that number are presses outside of the United States. Members publish nearly 12,000 books each year and over 1,500 journals and many innovative digital books. Since 1937, the Association des Presses Universitaires has been promoting the essential role of a global community of publishers whose mission is to ensure academic excellence and cultivate knowledge. The Association considers intellectual freedom, integrity, stewardship, diversity and inclusion to be fundamental values. Members are active in many academic disciplines including the humanities, arts and sciences, publish significant regional and literary work, and are innovators in the world of digital publishing.

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