Quotations and the Copyeditor

One of the perils of making a book, particularly on the production end, is ensuring the book’s accuracy. A book that has a defect no one noticed until it is out selling at the local bookstore is a nightmare for everyone, but the main gatekeepers in this regard are often the folks in production. And…

Disseminating Information versus the Protection of Copyright

Publishers often fall in a contradictory spot when it comes to copyright law. On one level, a publisher’s job is to help disseminate information—to make widely available and to promote a particular set of texts that it deems of importance or interest to its varying audiences. But on another level, a publisher also aims to…

Short Takes: News and Reviews

Welcome to Short Takes. Below you’ll find all the news, interviews, events, and reviews that you might have missed or can look forward to in the coming months. NEWS Judith Ortiz Cofer, author, educator, member of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, and friend of the Press, passed away on December 30th. Over the years…

UGA Press is Looking for a Few Good Interns

The University of Georgia Press is looking for some talented students to fill our spring internship positions. Interns work directly with Press staff on ongoing projects. They will get hands-on experience with working in the publishing industry and gain skills that can translate well to other art or entertainment jobs in the future. Editorial Intern…

$682,000 Mellon grant to help academic publishers increase workforce diversity

The University of Georgia Press, the MIT Press, Duke University Press, the University of Washington Press, and the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) join forces to create the University Press Diversity Fellowship program. A four-year, $682,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded to the University of Washington will help four university presses…