Category: University Presses

Celebrating University Press Week: JHUP in Pictures

Words matter. But, when it comes to book publishing, so do art and design.  During this University Press Week, we chose the theme “Our UP in Pictures” to go behind the scenes and show how the visual elements which accompany an author’s words are selected, shaped, and formed. In Part I of the post, we speak with JHU Press Art Director…

Celebrating University Press Week: JHUP in Pictures

Words matter. But, when it comes to book publishing, so do art and design.  During this University Press Week, we chose the theme “Our UP in Pictures” to go behind the scenes and show how the visual elements which accompany an author’s words are selected, shaped, and formed. In Part I of the post, we speak with JHU Press Art Director…

University presses, scholarly publishing, the Big Easy (and what’s not so easy)

By Greg Britton Scholarly publishing is a tough business. In addition to all the forces arrayed against it—shrinking bookstore and library markets, new and untested formats, competition for attention online, and books that by their nature have limited audiences—publisher also face stiff competition. We compete with each other for the best books and best authors.…