It is the last day of the University Press Week blog tour. We end the tour on the theme of "Follow Friday," which looks at what field, subfield, scholar, or hot new research avenue various presses are following now. They also talk about what their must-reads are on social media and what they are adding to scholarly and popular discussions now.
University of Illinois Press discusses the emerging topics and authors in their Geopolitics of Information series.
John Hartigan, participant in University of Minnesota Press's new Forerunners series, blogs about the ways in which he uses social media to enhance scholarly connections and establish social-media conversations with regard to his research.
The University of Nebraska Press's marketing team takes a look at the potential social media has for scholarly publishing.
NYU Press discusses the forthcoming website for its book, Keywords for American Cultural Studies (Second Edition).
Island Press blogs about what its editors are paying attention to and why these scholars and fields are important.
Every Friday, the Columbia University Press blog runs a post called the University Press Roundup in which it highlights posts from around the academic publishing blogosphere. Columbia will explain how and why it has made this commitment to a blog series that rarely features its own titles. The post also reveals how university press blogs not only generate publicity for individual titles, but also provide a much-needed environment where scholarship can be presented for a general readership.