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AAUP Recognizes UAP Designs

Two U Alberta Press books were given design nods by the prestigious award competition of AAUP in the Trade Illustrated category.

The Winning Entries Are:

Climber’s Paradise: Making Canada’s Mountain Parks, 1906-1974  by PearlAnn Reichwein and Conrad Kain: Letters from a Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906-1933  by Conrad Kain, edited by Zac Robinson.

University of Alberta Press
Designer and Production Coordinator: Alan Brownoff
Acquiring Editor: Peter Midgley
Project Editor: Mary Lou Roy

Climber's & Conrad

Congratulations to all involved in creating these award-winning books!

About the AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show:

For 50 years, the  AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show, a juried design competition, has fulfilled its mission to “honor and instruct.” Approximately 275 books and 325 jacket and cover designs were entered. 46 books and 32 jackets and covers were chosen by the jurors as the very best examples from this pool of excellent design.

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CCI Press: A year later

One year ago, UAP acquired CCI Press, the publishing imprint of the Canadian Circumpolar Institute at the University of Alberta. Since then, much has been accomplished to integrate the imprint into our publishing program: administrative and production files were reviewed, metadata for the 140+ titles produced by CCI Press was created, we are digitizing the backlist, and two new titles are being prepared for publication.

As an imprint of UAP, CCI Press is mandated to publish and disseminate peer-reviewed social science, natural science, and humanities research on Canada’s Far North as well as the international circumpolar region. To that end, we have taken some significant steps:

First, we have established a specialized academic press committee for the CCI Press imprint. The committee’s responsibilities include approving proposed publications and advising UAP on emerging research directions and scholarly publication needs in the circumpolar research community. Three eminent northern scholars at U of A have accepted appointments to the committee: Fiona Schmeigelow, David Hik, and Noreen Willows.

Second, we have focused CCI Press acquisitions on scholarly monograph manuscripts as well as three important, established, and well-received series: Northern Hunter-Gatherer, edited by Andrzej Weber (U of A); Solstice, edited by Mike Evans (UBC-Okanagan) and Chris Fletcher (Laval); and Patterns of Northern Traditional Healing, edited by Earle Waugh (U of A). A new volume in the latter series is forthcoming in Fall 2015: Idioms of Sami Health and Healing, edited by independent scholar Barbara Miller. Also forthcoming in early 2016 is the monograph Care, Cooperation and Activism in Canada’s Northern Social Economy, edited by Frances Abele (Carleton) and Chris Southcott (Lakehead).

More manuscripts are under consideration and we warmly invite inquiries from Canadian Far North and international circumpolar researchers. Please contact Colleen Skidmore (cskidmor@ualberta.ca) or Linda Cameron (cameronl@ualberta.ca) regarding acquisitions.

2014 Mountain Guides Ball of ACC

Louise Olinger, the Silent Auction Co-ordinator for the 2014 Mountain Guides Ball of the Alpine Club of Canada and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, sent us this very kind note to let us know how the donation of our books from the Mountain Cairns Series contributed to the success of this yearly event. Thank you, Louise!

On behalf of the Alpine Club of Canada and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, I am writing to thank you for your very generous support of the 2014 Mountain Guides Ball. The event was an enormous success with a crowd of just under 300 outdoor enthusiasts. Your donation resulted in a significant contribution towards our fundraising efforts. What a fantastic array of titles! Three of them went for well above retail.

The funds from the silent auction will go toward constructing the Richard & Louise Guy Hut (at Mont des Poilus on the world-class Bow-Yoho ski traverse) which is scheduled to be built during the summer of 2015. The hut will be a demonstration site for green technologies and an extension of our commitment to long term sustainability in off-grid alpine locations, offering visitors the ability to leave a smaller footprint.

We greatly appreciate your donation to this project through your silent auction donation. Find out more about the project at alpineclubofcanada.ca.

We are looking forward to celebrating the completion of the Richard and Louise Guy Hut in 2015.  I hope you will support us again!

This has been a very active year for us and the Mountain Cairns Series. We published two wonderful new books in the series: Climber’s Paradise by PearlAnn Reichwein, and Conrad Kain, edited by Zac Robinson. Both garnered great interest at the 2014 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.

 

Counting Teeth by Peter Midgley

Our acquisitions editor, Peter Midgley, recently launched his own book, a travel memoir called Counting Teeth: A Namibian Story (Wolsak & Wynn). The book is available at your local independent bookstore and online. Here, Peter recounts his experiences of his book tour.

 

A Book Tour Blitz

It’s  the middle of the night and there’s a noise outside. No, it’s not outside, it’s by your bedside. It’s your alarm.  Fortunately, you’d put everything out the night before and the coffee drip kicks in automatically. You have planned all this carefully. Even the cab arrives on time to get you to the airport.

You arrive at your destination and get whisked off in the delightful company of your hosts. Before you’ve even found your land legs after the flight, they’ve put you in a chair and the TV cameras are on: you’re up for the first live TV interview. It’s over so fast you can’t remember what you said. What if someone actually SEES it? Can you ask them to retract it if it’s awful?

­­ ­­— It will be fine, says your publisher. You watch the livestream later. It is.

The room fills up—always a good sign at a reading. You read; you sign books. You have dinner with friends. You collapse. You wake up and do a workshop. More than double the number of people you’d expected arrive. Everyone scrambles to make more copies of materials. Afterwards, you spend a lovely afternoon with a fellow writer. So lovely, in fact, the two of you almost miss your flights as you chat at the airport lounge!

Then you’re back at your day job. Days later, you’re off again. You’re a pro at this travel thing by now. Everything goes smoothly. You’re at the airport by 5:30 am for a 6:30 flight. All good.

That’s when the descent into hell starts: This is the day they decided to schedule extra flights and to train an entire new security crew. This is the day they see something untoward in your carry-on bag and select you for a full body search. They make you unpack your bag. There’s nothing there. At 6:29 am, you wrap your arms around your scattered belongings and sprint for the gate. They had to pick the gate furthest from security. You hear your name on the intercom and run faster. You walk onto the plane and everyone starts clapping.

­­ ­­— Thanks for holding us all up, buddy. (You’re welcome. I couldn’t have done it without the expert help of Air Canada and Edmonton Airport Security.)

You repack your bag in your seat, trying desperately not to wake the baby in front of you. Then you settle down for a snooze. The baby awakes and plenty of crying he makes. Three hours of it.

­­ ­­— Nervous? asks your publisher when you land. The baby’s cries echo through your head.

Your publisher gets lost on the way to the reading. You use the phone GPS and you arrive on time. You’re the newbie in town. Luckily, your fellow reader, Christine Fischer Guy, is on home turf and rounds up people until the crowds flow out of the door. You recognize a few friends and colleagues in the audience. Afterwards, you chat.

By the time the alarm goes off the next morning, you’ve barely closed your eyes. Eye drops. You make it to the train for Toronto just on time. The guy next to you spills coffee on your trousers and the reading copy of your book. Luckily, you have plenty of time before the reading.

It’s only a 15-minute walk from the station to the hotel. You get lost. So does the GPS. Hours later, you drop your bag on the hotel bed. Wash trousers, salvage book. Dash to reading.

­­ ­­— You don’t look yourself.  You must be beside yourself with nerves, says your publisher when you arrive. (Where can I find coffee?)

The next morning, you’re back at work. Then it’s off to Red Deer. Then Calgary. In bed, you stare at the ceiling. It’s game night in Calgary and the hotel elevator beeps constantly. You try to count sheep but it’s the faces of people you’ve neglected to mention during your Book Blitz that haunt you. If writing really is a solitary activity, why are there so many people to thank? They start multiplying months earlier, while the book is still in production. There are festival pitches and invitations to readings to sort out. You, your publisher, the festival and readings series organizers and media people work non-stop to make something happen. The list in your head grows with each ping of the elevator. You cannot imagine doing this without the knowledge and support of those who’ve made it possible for you to be here. Writing is a communal activity. The handful of minutes you spend in front of an audience at a reading is the culmination of years of team effort.

The adrenalin rush won’t subside, so you get up. There’s a group of writers in the lounge. Festival season is a time to celebrate. You can rest later.

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Congratulations, Peter!

Support Wilfrid Laurier University Press

The University of Alberta Press is deeply concerned about the situation currently facing Wilfrid Laurier University Press. WLUP has recently been told that the financial support they had previously received from their institution would be withdrawn. (Sign the petition.)

University determines that WLU Press is “not essential to the vision and mission of the University”

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Integrated Planning and Resource Management process recommended that the Press no longer receive a subsidy and that they be phased-out as an operational program. This decision will cripple the press’ ability to serve its authors and the broader scholarly community.

WLU Press’s prestigious list of authors and awards

WLUP has been a leader in scholarly publishing for 40 years. Its publications have won or been shortlisted for many awards including the Governor General’s Literary Award in Non-Fiction, the Gabrielle Roy Prize (5-time consecutive winner!), and the Canada Book Prize in the Social Sciences. Their list of authors is comprised of many notable Canadian names from Wilfrid Laurier and other institutions.

Cynthia Comacchio • Michel Desjardins • Eleanor Ty • Bruce Elder
Janice Stein • Nikki Strong-Boag • Smaro Kamboureli

Why does it matter?

Universities are facing profound economic challenges and there is no doubt that difficult decisions lie ahead for many public institutions. And it is the dire budget situation at WLU that’s informing this move against the Press. But what message is being sent to the academic community when a university announces that the impressive achievements of their ambitious university press do not align with its essential vision and mission? Visit the WLU webpage and you will find the following “mission” statement for the institution:

Wilfrid Laurier University is devoted to excellence in learning, research, scholarship, and creativity. It challenges people to become engaged and aware citizens of an increasingly complex world. It fulfills its mission by advancing knowledge, supporting and enhancing high-quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education, and emphasizing co-curricular development of the whole student.

There is a clear convergence of this mission with the mission of WLU Press—which operates under the slogan “Transforming Ideas.” The reflective and active citizenry that WLU strives for is dependent on the work of a university press. As the arbiters of scholarship, university presses devote energy and countless hours to refining, delivering, and promoting ideas, that in the words of WLU Press, “contribute to education within and beyond the university, and reflect both our local and global community through the world of ideas.” Their contributions are essential to supporting the “development of the whole student” and the society in which we live.

How can you help?

To support WLUP please complete the on-line petition found here AND contact senior administrators at Wilfrid Laurier University:

Dr. Max Blouw, President and Vice-Chancellor: mblouw@wlu.ca

James Butler, VP Finance: jbutler@wlu.ca

Deborah MacLatchy, VPA and Provost: dmaclatchy@wlu.ca

Thank you for supporting Wilfrid Laurier University Press and scholarly publishing in Canada.

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