Winter 2013 Holiday Schedule

Sunset sky seen from the Press
Sunset sky seen from the Press

University of Hawai‘i Press will be closed from Tuesday, December 24, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Our website never sleeps, however, and orders received during this period will be processed and shipped after January 2.

Mahalo for your support and best wishes for the holidays!

UH Press Invites Applicants for Marketing Specialist Position

University of Hawai‘i Press is seeking a capable, flexible individual with strong writing skills to fill an entry-level yet valuable position within our book marketing department. The position will involve a variety of duties, from copywriting to metadata collection to website maintenance.

Read a brief description of our Press by clicking the About tab at the top of this page. For detailed position duties, responsibilities, requirements, and application instructions, see position number 0077481T on the University of Hawai‘i job site (closing date: December 23).

N.B.: The State job classification is Temporary, annually renewable, however, UH Press has several employees whose positions are classified as Temporary, yet have worked at the Press for two or three decades.

University Press Week: Subject Area Spotlight

UP Week logoTo celebrate University Press Week, November 10–16, three dozen Association of American University Presses are offering a blog tour every day this week.

Today’s theme is Subject Area Spotlight, featuring blog posts by the following presses: MIT on Aural History: Reconstructing the Past through Sound; Texas A&M on Texas History; Georgia on Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation; Pennsylvania on its key book series in the humanities and social sciences, Toronto on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and Wilfrid Laurier on the Environmental Humanities.

University Press Week: Employee Profile

UP Week logoTo celebrate University Press Week, November 10–16, three dozen Association of American University Presses are offering a blog tour every day this week. Today’s theme is Meet the Press, featuring blog profiles of employees at the following presses: McGill-Queen’s, Penn State, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Florida, and Hawai‘i (immediately below).

Soon-to-retire UH Press Journals Manager Joel Bradshaw is a man with too many hometowns and an incurable travel bug. The son of missionaries to Japan, he first visited Hawai‘i as a toddler aboard the SS President Cleveland in 1950. He counts his first Japanese hometown as Kyoto, where he spent his elementary-school years, and his first American hometown as Winchester, VA (his mother’s hometown), where he attended junior high school. But he also claims Kobe, where he went to high school at Canadian Academy, and Hiroshima, where he spent holidays and summers at home.

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UH Press Seeks Managing Editor for Books

The University of Hawai‘i Press is seeking an energetic and innovative professional with a strong background in academic publishing to serve as a Managing Editor in its Editorial Department, which publishes 60-70 books each year with a strong regional focus on Asia and the Pacific. This Managing Editor will first train with one of the Managing Editors, who plans to retire in March 2014, after which the new Managing Editor will assume full responsibilities.

For more details, and to apply, visit the University of Hawai‘i job site:
http://workatuh.hawaii.edu/Jobs/NAdvert/18531/2356915/1/postdate/desc

The Managing Editor (1) reviews manuscripts for substantive and stylistic problems and adherence to The Chicago Manual of Style and advises authors regarding required alterations and revisions of manuscripts, page proof, and indexes; (2) reviews the work of freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers; (3) establishes Press guidelines for editorial style and procedures, regularly researching and implementing updates to accommodate changes in scholarly standards and/or technology; (4) analyzes manuscripts to ensure conformity to technical requirements and establish the required level of editing; instructs outside project managers and freelance copy editors regarding specific stylistic and substantive questions.

In short, the Managing Editor exercises sole responsibility for planning, coordinating, and overseeing the flow of manuscripts, illustrations, page proof, and indexes through the editorial and production processes.

The State job classification is Temporary, annually renewable. UH Press has 30 employees, the majority of whom are classified as Temporary, some of whom have worked at the Press two or even three decades.

See also: Journals Dept. Seeks Production Editor

UH Press Welcomes Applicants for Digital Publishing Manager

University of Hawai‘i Press invites candidates to apply for the newly created position of Digital Publishing Manager. We are seeking an energetic and innovative professional with a strong background in publishing and IT to take the lead in growing our digital publishing program.

Read a brief description of our Press by clicking the About tab at the top of this page. For detailed position duties, responsibilities, requirements, and application instructions, see position number 0079353 on the University of Hawai‘i job site.

We also expect positions in our Journals and other departments to be posted in the coming weeks.

Five Dollar Friday Sale on August 30 / Five Titles for $5 Each

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Get ready to take advantage of this week’s $5 Friday Sale on August 30 from 8:00 a.m. to midnight (HST), good only on our website, while supplies last. Check out the lineup now to be set to go:

Five Dollar Friday Sale on August 23 / Five Titles for $5 Each

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Our next Five Dollar Friday Sale will take place August 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. the next morning (HST). Check out these titles ahead to get ready for the $5/book offer, good only on our website, while supplies last: