#UPWeek is happening now: See what AU Press has in store during University Press Week

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It’s exciting times at AU Press these days. Not only have we updated our look with our new and dazzling blog, but this week through November 14, we’re joining our many scholarly colleagues around the world to celebrate University Press Week .

 And you can join in the festivities, too!

Getting involved in the celebration is easy. Search the hashtag #UPWeek or #ReadUP to find out the latest from global university presses; or visit the University Press Week’s online gallery to learn about featured cultural and scholarly projects.

 What will you find if you get involved?

The offerings of university presses are wide and varied, wry and serious, rich and detailed. Go on your #UPWeek press tour and you might just find:

University presses are an integral piece of the scholarly tool kit. AU Press, for example, provides a platform for many academics and researchers who would not otherwise have a channel to showcase their work.

Just a few of the impressive and diverse book titles under the AU Press imprint. Photo by Megan Hall

Just a few of the impressive and diverse book titles under the AU Press imprint. Photo by Megan Hall

Niko Pfund, president of Oxford University Press (U. S.), concurs.

In a recent article posted on The Scholarly Kitchen, Pfund writes: “a cross-section of university press books serves as an important translational bullhorn for the academy, injecting its research and ideas into the public arena.

“At a time when the amount of unhelpful white noise around important issues of the day seems ever louder, university presses—and, more to the point, their authors—anchor these conversations in empiricism and substance.”

Hard to argue with that.

So, please, join us and celebrate #UPweek with Athabasca University Press. Visit our website, check out our blog, follow us on twitter, @au_press, and read our books.

You will be surprised and inspired!


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