UPK Launches New Publishing Services

Faculty and researchers at the University of Kansas will find new services to help put their work into the hands of others. The University Press of Kansas (UPK) has earned a reputation for publishing distinguished scholarship, and now it is launching a new supplementary publishing services program intended to assist scholars interested in increasing the impact of their work.

“Scholars have many, many important things to consider and compile when conducting research,” said Conrad Roberts, UPK director. “Staying abreast of the dramatic changes in the publishing field shouldn’t be their top concern, and yet navigating publishing’s ins and outs is crucial to a project’s success.  The new publishing services program at UPK can help guide faculty and researchers and take the mystery and tedium out of presenting the results of their endeavors. Our goal is to help them realize the best possible outcomes and avoid costly missteps.”

Through this suite of services, UPK staff hope to partner with scholars to identify strategies and solutions specific to their publishing needs. The right approach can save time while also increasing the visibility, reach and impact of the researcher’s work.

Types of services available through UPK:

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

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.

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 KU. 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.