Category Archives: People Make Publishing

July 14

University of Nebraska Press Designer receives Major Award Recognition

A book can be judged by its cover. AIGA and Design Observer’s 50 Books | 50 Covers competition, which reviews and awards the best of book and cover designs published within the past year, has just concluded its 94th cycle. UNP designer, Nathan Putens, was selected for his work with the arresting cover design of Redskins: Insult and […]

July 13

Appositives, Restrictives, and Commas: A Fairy Tale of Sorts

Ann Baker is the manager of EDP. In the world of scholarly publishing, just like all communication, precision is important. Countless books have been written on the subject, in an apparently futile effort to help humanity’s struggle with the need for precision (think Lynne Truss’s Eats, Shoots & Leaves). However, while much of the minutiae […]

December 16

#UNP75 Roundup

As we reach the end of 2016, we’re sad to say goodbye to a year of 75th anniversary activities and events. We spent the year celebrating our anniversary with a number of activities, events, and celebrations. At the office: UNP staff received loads of fun 75th anniversary swag this year, including coffee mugs, coasters, t-shirts, […]

People Make Publishing: #OptOutside and Enjoy the Season

The following post is from Joeth Zucco, Senior Project Editor at UNP. I opted outside on Black Friday. Or rather #OptOutside. Outdoor retailer REI started the campaign in 2015. It makes sense. They sell outdoor recreation, and instead of lining up customers outside their stores, they gave their employees the day off (with pay!) and […]

November 18

University Press Week 2016: #FollowFriday

Today is the last day of the University Press Week blog tour. After reading our contribution, continue the tour with University of California Press, Seminary Co-op Bookstores, University of Minnesota Press, and University of North Carolina Press.  Learn more about University Press Week here.  Anna Weir is a publicist at the University of Nebraska Press with a […]

October 31

Trails of Ghost Stories

The following is a post from Joeth Zucco, Senior Project Editor at UNP.  I live in a spooky neighborhood. On fall mornings when I head out for a run with my dog, Blue, the darkness feels overwhelming. And the sounds in the shadows—someone running down the street, automatic sprinklers starting up, the wind rocking a […]

October 24

Remembering Bill Regier’s Years at Nebraska

As we honor our 75th anniversary this year, we recall and celebrate some of the most influential people in the Press’s history.  WILLIS REGIER Willis “Bill” Regier’s career seemed destined for a professorship in the English or Classics Department of a major university. But a graduate school job with his alma mater’s literary magazine, Prairie Schooner, […]

October 17

Staff Stories: An Interview with Tish Fobben

Tayler Lord is one of UNP’s newest staff members. She works tirelessly as a publicist, cool aunt, and dedicated Beyoncé fan. For the Press’ 75th anniversary—and out of her own curiosity—she is interviewing her more experienced co-workers to put a face on the twelfth-largest university press in the country. Tish Fobben is the Direct Response Manager at UNP. […]

October 13

People Make Publishing: It Takes a Village

Anna Weir is a publicist who physically cannot stop bringing books into her tiny apartment. I decided early on that whatever my career wound up being, it had to involve books. Books were how I made friends and how I understood the world. I had come across nothing else that could so quickly engage and connect […]

October 11

People Make Publishing: A Reader on Running (and Walking!)

The following is a post from Joeth Zucco, Senior Project Editor at UNP.  Was Forrest Gump the first ultra-marathoner? In the movie, he crisscrossed the United States numerous times during his three-year, two-month, fourteen-day, sixteen-hour run. In fiction, anything goes. But in reality, running across the United States takes a bit more planning than just […]