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 […]

June 07

News from Journals: Our Intern Learns Chicago Style

The Journals: Management and Publishing Solutions department (J:MaPS) is beginning a new adventure: exploring the world of blogging! These monthly J:MaPS updates will inform you of the latest news including awards, editorial board changes, and new issue releases. This month features Abby Stryker, our student worker, who is taking on the challenge of learning to […]

June 06

Happy Book Birthday to Dodgerland!

Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, NetGalley ratings, and more! This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Dodgerland: Decadent Los Angeles and the 1977-78 Dodgers (Nebraska, 2016) by Michael Fallon! Fallon is a writer on arts and culture and a nonprofit manager based in Minnesota. He is the author […]

June 05

EXCERPT: The Cruft of Fiction

The following has been excerpted from The Cruft of Fiction: Mega-Novels and the Science of Paying Attention by David Letzler (June 2017). Introduction: Information and Attention in the Mega-Novel The Agony and Ecstasy of Big Books Why do we respond so strangely to big books? I mean a certain type of big book: the extremely literate, erudite […]

June 02

BookCon Preview

Following hot on the heels of BookExpo, BookCon is a star-studded event open to the public, with this year’s headline authors including Dan Brown, Cassandra Clare, and many more. A full list of events can be found here. UNP will be exhibiting at booth 2909 representing all of our imprints and partners. We’ll also be hosting […]

June 01

Publicist Picks: Willa Cather, Space Stations, and other August Books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle currently filled with next season’s galleys. Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in August. Anna Weir: From Monday Night Football to Superbowl Sundays, football is a […]

May 31

EXCERPT: From the Dugouts to the Trenches

The following has been excerpted from From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball During the Great War by Jim Leeke (May 2017).   From Chapter 7: Work or Fight Nine days after Joe Jackson’s unexpected defection in Philadelphia, Provost Marshal General Enoch Crowder handed Major League Baseball an even bigger shock. He announced a new draft regulation […]

May 30

Book Expo Preview

BookExpo, one of the largest book-related conferences in America, provides a focused professional environment to discover emerging authors and the next blockbuster titles, engage with the world’s most influential publishers, and learn from industry leaders and peers. UNP will be at booth 2909 on the trade show floor at the Javits Center in New York […]

May 29

Excerpt: Red, White, and True

This Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the brave men and women who have given their lives serving our country.  The following is an excerpt from Red, White, and True: Stories from Veterans and Families, World War II to Present (Potomac Books, 2014), edited and with an introduction by Tracy Crow.  From Chapter 3: Remembering Forgotten Fliers, Their Survivors […]

May 26

News and Reviews

Books American Journalists in the Great War Chris Dubbs Listed as “New and Noteworthy” in The New York Times Book Review. Rival Gardens Connie Wanek Praise from Rain Taxi Review: “It takes remarkable restraint to refine language so it is this transparent . . . Connie Wanek is achieving . . . a luminous vision.” Le Football […]