Our 2014: A Year in Retrospective

You would not believe how many people it takes to get a book or journal on the shelf. UNP is made up of authors, translators, editors, distributors, marketers, managers, assistants, coordinators, designers, sales representatives, and so many more. And let’s not forget the people on the outside helping to make our books successful. Among them are bookstore owners and employees; writers and editors at magazines, newspapers, journals, websites, and blogs; conference coordinators; publicists; and reviewers. This is just a sampling of the many people that have a hand in the publication of each book, but the most important are READERS. Thank you for reading with us this year. Hope you enjoyed our books as much as we enjoyed publishing them.

Now, here’s a glimpse at what we’ve been doing other than reading this year.

We sold some books
Our best sellers in 2014:

We won some awards

  • Our third Nobel Prize winner, Patrick Modiano, author of Out of the Dark
  • Four 2014 AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show winners
  • Death Zones and Darling Spies by Beverly Deepe Keever was selected for One Book One Nebraska
  • Seymour Hersh by Robert Miraldi won the 2014 Sperber Award
  • Four Nebraska Book Awards

We made the news

  • Five reviews in Wall Street Journal
  • Authors appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, BBC News, and CSPAN Book TV
  • Three starred reviews in Booklist

We acquired some journals

We launched some new series

  • Studies in Pacific World
  • Sports, Media, and Society
  • Global Latin/o America Series
  • Boas Papers Documentary Edition

We created some ebooks
Over 300 of our backlist titles are now available as ebooks, including some that ended up on Amazon’s top 100 sales titles:

We attended some new conferences

  • Tucson Festival of Books
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Association of American Geographers
  • Spacefest
  • Great Plains Symposium
oh yeah, we also painted this wall red.
Oh yeah, we also painted this wall red.

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