Category Archives: The Marketeers Club (Marketing Dept.)

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 […]

January 18

The Marketeers Club: I tried

Anna Weir is a publicist who reads with a pen and a cup of tea close at hand. It’s this time of year, smack dab in the middle of January, that people bail out of their New Year’s resolutions. I don’t mean to be poking fun at those who, although they started the year with […]

January 04

The Marketeers Club: I Don’t Like Whiskey but I like this Author

Rosemary Vestal is the publicity manager for UNP. She doesn’t drink whiskey but will happily read about it while drinking a Malbec.   The New York Times recently published an article called “A Golden Age for American Whiskey Writers” about the talented people writing about whiskey and the growing number of books written by those […]

December 27

The Marketeers Club: 2017 Spring & Summer Preview

Rosemary Vestal is the publicity manager for UNP and hates fish. And yet she cannot stop talking about the forthcoming fish book, Beautifully Grotesque Fish in the American West (March 2017).  One of the greatest (and strangest) things about working in university press publishing is the moment when you receive the seasonal catalog in its […]

December 15

The Marketeers Club: Fall Exhibit Roundup

Western History Association meeting (St. Paul, MN), Oct. 20-23 UNP conference attendees: Matt Bokovoy, Native Studies and Borderlands History Editor; Bridget Barry, History, Geography, and Environmental Studies Editor “The Western History Association meeting in St. Paul focused on public history in the American West, and also the teaching of western history in overall US History. […]

The Marketeers Club: All I Want For Christmas is a Bookshelf

Anna Weir is a publicist who thinks books are cool. A few months ago, a co-worker caught in the throes of moving complained to me, “I have all these books.” An avid book reader and hoarder, this normally would not strike me as a problem at all. But for my co-worker, attempting to de-clutter and […]

The Marketeers Club: Gilmore Girls Revival

Tayler Lord is a publicist at UNP and a member of #TeamJess for life.  This Friday, Netflix will release four 90-minute episodes chronicling a year in the life of the Gilmore girls. I, for one, don’t know how to contain my excitement. I am a true lifelong Gilmore Girls fangirl. When I was in sixth […]