News from the Membership

The member publishers of AAUP and the work they do are a major force in our intellectual and cultural life, and in the heart of their communities and fields. Here you'll find word of major achievements and milestones, including award-winning publications, press anniversaries and recognitions, and personnel announcements. AAUP also maintains directories of major digital publishing projects and collaborative initiatives. Keep up with even more news by following Books for Understanding.

Latest News 

August 2017

  • University of British Columbia Press has launched a new website >
  • LeAnn Fields, Editor at the University of Michigan Press, has won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education for her work in theatrical and dramatic studies at the press
  • Stanford University Press, with the help of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is exploring new publishing channels for digital scholarship. Learn more >

July 2017

  • Princeton University Press was awarded the Lyman H. Butterfield Award by the Association for Documentary Editing. Read more >
  • SUNY Press has experienced a surge of interest in an old title thanks to a brief mention in an interview. Learn more >
  • The University of Wisconsin Press was profiled about its mission by The Capital Times.Read the profile >

June 2017

  • Bucknell University announced a new partnership with Rutgers University Press. Beginning spring 2018, Bucknell books will be fully integrated into the Rutgers University Press publishing program. Read more >
  • Cornell University Press has launched a new imprint, Three Hills, covering the Empire State, its people, heritage, Cornell University, and more
  • The University of Iowa Press book, Life and Adventures of Jack Engle: The Lost Novel of Walt Whitmanis becoming an audiobook narrated by Jon Hamm.
  • University of Michigan Press has posted a video on scholars’ needs for hosting platforms such as the Mellon-supported Fulcrum project.
  • The University of Minnesota Press and partners have rolled out Manifold version 0.2.0.
  • The MIT Press has partnered with the Internet Archive to scan, preserve, and enable libraries to lend hundreds of MIT Press books that are currently not available digitally, with support from Arcadia.
  • University of New South Wales Press has been named Small Publisher of the Year at the 2017 Australian Book Industry Awards, presented at a gala dinner held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on May 25. Congratulations!
  • RIT Press raised $29,733 (against a $20,000 goal) from 344 backers in a Kickstarter campaign to support the reissue of Vignelli A to Z. The project goes forward and the volume can be pre-ordered from the Press.
  • Rutgers University Press is launching a new series of thematic volumes of reportage, engaged research, and critical reflection on contemporary LGBTQ political, social and cultural issues, called Q Public

May 2017

  • Cornell University Press director Dean Smith wrote in JamBase about Cornell's recently published book Cornell ’77: The Music, The Myth And The Magnificence Of The Grateful Dead’s Show At Barton Hall by Peter Connors (which was also featured in the newsest Grateful Dead boxed set). Read the full piece >
  • Michigan Publishing, the publishing division of the University of Michigan Library, and LYRASIS have announced a partnership to provide sales and administrative support for content and services offered through the platform known as Fulcrum, currently under development at Michigan Publishing with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
  • West Virginia Press director Derek Krissoff wrote about the value of the press's Graduate Assistant program and how the press is "a pivotal community resource." Read the full article >

April 2017

  • Manifold has launched a public beta of its new publishing platform for interactive scholarly monographs. Funded through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Manifold is a collaboration between University of Minnesota Press, the GC Digital Scholarship Lab at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and Cast Iron Coding.

March 2017

  • Cornell University Press, Fordham University Press, Syracuse University Press, and Temple University Press have been awarded grants from the Humanities Open Book Program, jointly funded by the NEH and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Congratulations to all!
  • The University of Hawai'i Press selected Project MUSE to host, manage and deliver their journal content.
  • Authors from the University Press of Kentucky, the University of New Mexico Press, and Yale University Press have received 2017 PEN Literary Awards. Watch the awards here >
  • MIT Press has compiled a "Resist | Persist" reading list from their titles. See the list of titles >
  • Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers by Nancy Tomes, published by University of North Carolina Press, won a 2017 Bancroft Prize for diplomacy and history

February 2017

January 2017

November 2016

October 2016

  • Beginning Fall 2016, the University of California Press will broaden its over 100-year educational commitment by growing its presence through its Higher Education publishing program. UC Press encourages authors to submit proposals in Sociology, Anthropology, History, and Environmental Studies, as well as newer areas for the Press, such as Communication and Psychology.
  • As of January 1, the University of Chicago Press will be partnering with Yale Representation Limited for sales representation in the United Kingdom
  • Duke University Press has launched a new brand identity, evolving their existing identity for the digital age.

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

  • Purdue University has received a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support its unique to scholarly publishing, research, and communications. According to Purdue, their approach is unique because "First, it catalyzes the involvement of humanists and social scientists in grand challenges research, innovation and policy formation. Next, it embeds publishing professionals, libraries faculty and policy experts in the scholarly communications process."

February 2016

  • Marine Corps University Press is joining AAUP as an introductory member and we could not be more thrilled. Founded in 2008, Marine Corps University Press engages thinkers from the academic, military, and policy realms on issues of national security and international relations. Its books are scholarly, peer-reviewed works and include both full monographs and shorter occasional papers.

January 2016

  • The Oberlin Group, Amherst College Press, and Michigan Publishing have partnered to create Lever Press, a collaborative open-access scholarly publishing enterprise driven by the values, ambitions, and imagination of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. Nearly 40 academic institutions have pledged to support the first five years of digitally-native, open access publishing and Lever Press aims to acquire, develop, produce and disseminate a total of 60 new open-access titles by the end of 2020.

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Prize-Winning Publications

With reputations for seeking out creative, top-quality scholarship, as well as for high editorial and review standards, it is no surprise that AAUP member presses publish a large number of prize-winning books and journals.

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AAUP members can submit news of prizes, collaborative and digital publishing project descriptions, and personnel announcements to Brenna McLaughlin at