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April 16, 2019

New publishing options for K-State faculty, information sessions offered April 23

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

University Press of Kansas is now offering a publishing services program for faculty and researchers at Kansas State University in addition to its long-standing service to the region of publishing scholarly books. 

New available services include:

• Copy editing and proofreading
• Typesetting
• Indexing
• eBook conversion
• Cover design
• Printing
• Print on demand
• Sales connections to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Baker & Tyler, and Ingram
• Marketing and promotion

Faculty and researchers are invited to two sessions on Tuesday, April 23, to learn more. 

Joyce Harrison, editor in chief at the University Press of Kansas, will give a presentation on publishing from 10:30-11:30 a.m. April 23 in the Purple Pride Conference Room at the K-State Alumni Center. It will cover topics such as finding publishers that match your project, preparing an effective cover letter, the elements of a strong proposal, author etiquette and working with your publisher. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. 

Harrison also will be available to meet with faculty from 1:30-5 p.m. April 23 in the Kansas State Bank Conference Room at the K-State Alumni Center. She can discuss your work in progress or your book idea and offer publishing advice, regardless of whether your project is a fit for UPK’s publishing program. To request an appointment, please contact Harrison at joyce@ku.edu

Based at the University of Kansas, UPK represents a consortium of six state universities: Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, Wichita State University and the University of Kansas. UPK publishes scholarly books in several genres, but stands out for its books in military history, U.S. history, environmental studies, Native American studies, politics and law.

Researchers and scholars interested in learning more about UPK's publishing services or who would like to start using the program offerings should send an email with an overview of their needs to UPKPubServices@ku.edu. Staff will respond with options, including strategies, costs and timelines.