Category Archives: The Marketeers Club (Marketing Dept.)

October 04

The Marketeers Club: Publishing America’s Pastime

Rosemary Sekora is the publicity manager at UNP and is happy her team is ALDS bound. Last year, I wrote about UNP’s baseball list that is homegrown from a football state. Upon further reflection I realized not only does our baseball list celebrate America’s pastime but it also represents every region of the continental United […]

September 21

South Dakota Festival of Books preview

Anna Weir is a highly-caffeinated publicist at UNP. School is back in session, pumpkin spice lattes have returned, and the South Dakota Humanities Council is once again celebrating Great Plains literature with the South Dakota Festival of Books. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I’m off to Deadwood today to represent UNP’s books […]

August 30

The Marketeers Club: Harry Potter and A Reader’s Nostalgia

Tayler Lord is a publicist who is seriously considering a Harry Potter tattoo. I haven’t read a book all summer. How? I work for a book publisher! I majored in English! My boyfriend and I don’t have enough room for all of the books we have combined in our tiny home! How have I not […]

August 22

The Marketeers Club: Reading Boring Books

Anna Weir is a publicist at UNP who enjoys Tolkien but not pages and pages of Elvish. Over a year ago, the acquisitions department at UNP presented a new title, the latest in the Frontiers of Narrative series. At first, I was a little wary—Frontiers of Narrative is a more erudite series, books about books […]

June 29

The Marketeers Club: The Patient Genre

Anna Weir is a publicist at UNP Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, she’s a level 12 war cleric. Of all the books of all subjects, genres, and sizes that I publicize for UNP (and the ones that I’ve read, am reading, or wish I had read or was reading), I think science fiction might be […]

June 08

The Marketeers Club: BookExpo & BookCon

Rosemary Vestal is the publicity manager for UNP. Her new last name will soon be Sekora and her husband is a huge Boy Meets World fan. The University of Nebraska Press is no stranger to BookExpo (formerly BookExpo America) held in the great city of New York. Every year we display our newest books to the […]

March 08

The Marketeers Club: A Year of Publicity

Anna Weir is a publicist a little surprised at how quickly time flies when she spends all her time talking about books. Seems odd to think that a year ago I officially signed on as a full-time publicist with UNP. I was working as a student for nearly a year before that, a sort of […]

February 23

The Marketeers Club: Feeling My Blackness at #AWP17

Tayler Lord is a publicist. Her wintertime Starbucks order is a grande cappuccino with two raw sugars and a sprinkle of cinnamon.  Earlier this month, I went to the 2017 AWP Conference in Washington D.C. I’ve been feeling especially distraught about the Trump presidency, so I really needed this trip. I knew that going to Washington […]

February 14

The Marketeers Club: Books We Love

This Valentine’s Day, UNP’s Marketeers are talking about some favorite backlist books we love. Which ones have you read?    Gang of One: Memoirs of a Red Guard by Fen Shen “I love this book because the author’s escape from China is riveting. I think I read the second half in one sitting because I couldn’t […]

February 08

#AWP17 Preview

Tayler Lord is a publicist at UNP. You can follow her on Twitter for #AWP17 updates and probably a lot of tweets about Beyoncé and her unborn twins.  Guys, I’m so excited for the 2017 AWP Conference. This conference, hosted by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), is one of the biggest in the […]