When I tell people that I work at the Syracuse University Press office, they usually assume that I work for a newspaper or something along those lines. However, I have found that book publishing is far more exacting, and interesting, than many people realize.
During my first year at Syracuse University, I have been unsure of where I want to take my studies. As a major in Communications and Rhetorical Studies, there is a broad spectrum of fields which I can narrow down. I have found working at the SU Press office rewarding and even enlightening to my future. Having put much consideration into pursuing a double major with Modern Languages, I have found interest in the translated texts that the SU Press has published.
While working with the Author Spotlight blog feature, I was fortunate enough to hear a firsthand account of what the translation process is like. Though I do not think book translation is the particular path I want to follow, I was reminded of the wide variety of opportunities that Modern Languages could offer. In fact, I was induced to research translation jobs at places such as hospitals, accounting firms, etc. This has made me very excited for my future years at Syracuse and I appreciate the opportunities of learning and enrichment that I’ve found at SU Press.
At Syracuse University, and most other universities, textbooks are not cheap and students often resort to other options before making the costly purchase. Syracuse University Press and Academic Pub are attacking the issue by teaming up to offer college textbooks at a more reasonable, student-friendly rate.
AcademicPub is a platform that offers customized print and digital academic material at a 60 percent discount. Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of SharBook Inc., the parent company of AcademicPub, states that the platform “allows faculty to just select the chapters, journal articles, web documents, links and lectures that they want to use in their course, and basically compile one textbook out of it, instead of assigning multiple text books for purchase.” The customization of course material into one book provides professors and students with a basic and affordable approach to academic learning. Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Michigan, Cambridge and Oxford University Press are among the other 50 universities and academic publishers that have joined forces with the higher-education technology platform. The program is available now for use on AcademicPub and will be accessible through SU Press within the next few weeks.
Syracuse University Press is excited to be part of AcademicPub and assist in extending the reach of academic content to large audiences at an affordable rate. The press is committed to serving scholars and scholarship and hopes this partnership will help preserve the history, literature and culture of scholarly work.
Are you a fan of arts, literature, and social commentary? Then you’re in luck because the Stone Canoe journal has released its newest issue, Number 7, filled with unique new content! This year’s publication features over 60 artists contributing to a collection of poetry, fiction, drama, nonfiction, interviews, review, and visual arts. Syracuse University Press is proud to distribute such a refined journal showcasing the work of writers and visual artists with a connection to Upstate New York.
Since its conception, Stone Canoe has expanded its range to include articles on technology, film, video, and music, while maintaining its traditional focus on poetry, short fiction and nonfiction, drama and visual arts. The annual journal is published each spring by University College of Syracuse University and edited by Robert Colley. Stone Canoe, Number 6, won the Gold Medal in the Anthology category of the IPPY Awards last June. Visit the Stone Canoe website for additional content, along with e-book versions of current and past issues.
Stone Canoe, Number 7 will be available for purchase at the Syracuse University Press website. See the photographs below for a sneak peek inside the newest edition!
Stop into the SU Bookstore to view the special SU Press book display in honor of University Press Week, last week (November 11 – November 17). The display will remain up for the entire year.