The Marketeers Club: March Exhibit Round Up

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

Mover and ShakerNINE
March 11-14, 2015 (Tempe, AZ)

UNP conference attendee: Rob Taylor, Sports Editor

“For a relatively small crowd, our authors were well represented, among them: Jim Walker and Rob Bellamy, Roberta Newman, Rob Fitts, Rick Huhn, Andy McCue, David Block, Dan Levitt, Lee Lowenfish, Lyle Spatz, Larry Gerlach, Steve Gietschier, and Jean Ardell.

Andy McCue received his SABR Seymour medal at the banquet on Saturday, March 14. Dorothy Seymour Mills and SABR’s Executive Director Marc Appleman introduced Andy, who gave a gracious acceptance remark.

As always, a number of attendees bought books from us and said nice things about the baseball books we publish, both in terms of content and design. Nine remains an important conference for acquisitions, author relations, and book sales.”—Rob Taylor

Books with the most buzz:

Mover and Shaker: Walter O’Malley, the Dodgers, and Baseball’s Westward Expansion by Andy McCue
Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami the First Japanese Major Leaguer by Robert Fitts
In Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball by Mark Armour and Daniel Levitt

Willie S. won $150 worth of books from our register to win.

 

Tucson Festival of Books
March 14-15, 2015 (Tucson, AZ)

UNP festival attendees: Martyn Beeny, Marketing Manager; Rosemary Vestal, Publicity Manager

Books with the most buzz:

The Horse Lover: A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs by H. Alan Day with Lynn Wiese Sneyd
This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon by Nancy Plain
Wheeling Year: A Poet’s Field Book by Ted Kooser

Tymmi W. won $150 worth of books from our register to win, including Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education edited by Jennifer De Leon, Unrivaled: UConn, Tennessee, and the Twelve Years that Transcended Women’s Basketball by Jeff Goldberg, Cheated: The UNC Scandal, the Education of Athletes, and the Future of Big-Time College Sports by Jay M. Smith and Mary Willingham, Portraits of the Prairie: The Land that Inspired Willa Cather by Richard Schilling, and Queen of the Fall: A Memoir of Girls and Goddesses by Sonja Livingston.

 

Fishbane_front_rev2-15Central Conference of American Rabbis
March 15-18, 2015 (Philadelphia, PA)

JPS conference attendee: Rabbi Barry Schwartz, Director of JPS

“This was an outstanding conference for JPS; the best in recent memory. No doubt it was Carasik’s Deuteronomy that blazed the way. There is incredible appreciation for his magnum opus and everybody was asking when Genesis will be ready.

It is very gratifying to know that the rabbis still affirm our core mission.”—Rabbi Barry Schwartz

Books with the most buzz:
Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture edited by Louis Feldman, James Kugel, and Lawrence Schiffman
The JPS Bible Commentary: Song of Songs commentary by Michael Fishbane
A Bride for One Night: Talmud Tales by Ruth Calderon, translated by Ilana Kurshan

 

 

DownwindAmerican Society for Environmental History
March 18-22, 2015 (Washington, DC)

UNP conference attendee: Bridget Barry, History Editor

“The University of Nebraska Press recently attended the 2015 meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, held this year in Washington, DC. This was our first year exhibiting at the conference, and we were very pleased to be among the exhibitors. The conference, as always, had a great range of attendees and presentations, with a focus this year on the intersections of law, policy, society, and environment. We’re excited to be growing our environmental history publishing list and look forward to returning to ASEH next year! ”—Bridget Barry

Books with the most buzz:
Downwind: A People’s History of the Nuclear West by Sarah Alisabeth Fox
Finding Oil: The Nature of Petroleum Geology, 1859-1920 by Brian Frehner

 

 

-Emily (@emilyrg2)