The Marketeers Club: October Exhibit Round Up

Emily Giller is the exhibits coordinator and media planner in the marketing department.  

In book publishing there is never a dull moment; there are always things to do and projects to finish. However, there is one month in particular, October, that is the busiest of them all for me because it marks the beginning of exhibits season.

This year UNP exhibited at three conferences in October. Here’s an inside look at our experiences at these conferences.

American Society for Ethnohistory (ASE)

October 8-12, 2014 (Indianapolis, IN)

UNP conference attendee: Matt Bokovoy, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Native American and Indigenous Studies

The American Society for Ethnohistory met in Indianapolis this year, on its 60th anniversary to commemorate the origins of the society with Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin, an anthropological researcher at Indiana University who organized the society in 1954. The conference was well-attended and the sessions were very good as in previous years.

Books with the most buzz:

Lenape Among the Quakers by Dawn Marsh

Colonial Mediascapes edited and with an introduction by Matt Cohen and Jeffrey Glover

Choctaw Resurgence in Mississippi by Katherine Osburn

Holly C. was the winner of our register to win at the ASE conference this year. She won $150 worth of books, including Sky Loom by Brian Swann, and Culture and Customs of the Sioux Indians by Gregory Gagnon.


Nebraska Library Association (NLA)

October 8-10, 2014 (South Sioux City, NE)

UNP conference attendee: Tom Swanson, Regional and Special Sales Manager

The Nebraska Library Association held its annual conference at the Marina Inn and Conference Center in South Sioux City.  Our booth was busy throughout the conference.  Book sales were good and comments on the books displayed (as well as our list in general) were positive.  The conference attendee list was smaller than usual based partly on the location of the conference.  General mood of librarians was upbeat and it seemed like there was a large and robust program, with most sessions well attended.

Books with the most buzz:

Wheeling Year by Ted Kooser

Prairie Forge by James Kimble


Western Historical Association (WHA)

October 15-18, 2014 (Newport Beach, CA)

UNP conference attendees: Bridget Barry, History Acquisitions Editor

Matt Bokovoy, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Native American and Indigenous Studies

The University of Nebraska Press attended the 54th annual Western History Association conference, held this year in Newport Beach, California.  Attendance was nearly 700, and the conference theme of “The West and the World” helped to attract new scholars to this year’s meeting. Among the conference highlights for the Press was a signing for Bancroft Prize-winning author Margaret Jacobs’ new book, A Generation Removed. The Press would also like to extend its congratulations to Emily Levine for winning the Dwight L. Smith (ABC-Clio) Award for her book Witness.

Books with the most buzz:

Generation Removed by Margaret Jacobs

Empress San Francisco by Abigail Markwyn

Joseph G. was the winner of our register to win at the WHA conference this year. He won $150 worth of books.

-Emily (@emilyrg2)

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