News for Our Authors

Check here for regular updates specifically for UNC Press authors.

Check Out Our Blog, Twitter, & Facebook Page
UNC Press Enduring Editions
UNC Press E-books
Change of Address Form
Safeguarding PDF—UNC Press Policy

Check Out Our Blog, Twitter, & Facebook Page

We are pleased to maintain a daily blog that touches on topics related to and stemming from UNC Press books and the publishing world. We welcome guest posts from authors, especially when your work and expertise can shed light on a particular current event. If you have an idea for a blog post you’d like to write, contact blog editor Ellen Bush at Ellen.Bush@uncpress.org.

If you’re on Twitter, please follow us @uncpressblog and we’ll add you to our UNCP Authors list. If you’re not on Twitter, you can view our tweets on the blog until you’re ready to jump in and join.

On Facebook, please connect with us at facebook.com/UNCPress.

UNC Press Enduring Editions

Learn more about Enduring Editions, the program that brings distinguished out-of-print UNC Press titles back to life.

UNC Press E-books

Learn more about UNC Press titles available in the many e-book formats.

Note: If you check WorldCat and find that your e-book is available in hundreds of libraries, please be aware that the purchase of a single copy by a consortia will be reflected by all of its member libraries, and in addition, libraries may indicate access to a book not yet purchased but available for purchase through special programs.

It may become possible to take advantage of e-book opportunities for older, out-of-print titles, as well as our more recent publications. To see if your book is available right now as an e-book, please check our website.

Whenever we have reasonably current contact information, the Press has attempted to reach authors of out-of-print titles in order to inform them of new programs and to update their original publishing agreements, where appropriate.

If you would like us to offer your book via our e-book vendors, such as Amazon Kindle, please contact us, and we will be glad to determine what may be possible for your title.

You can contact Vicky Wells, our Director of Contracts and Subsidiary Rights, at 919-962-0369, or via email at vicky_wells@unc.edu.

Change of Address Form

If you are a UNC Press author, we want to have your latest contact information for our records. Please take a moment and send us your new contact details. Please fill out the Change of Address form in the Author Portal.

Safeguarding PDF—UNC Press Policy

Our manuscript editorial staff may release a PDF of uncorrected page proof to you for review. This PDF will be watermarked and is not for further distribution of any kind, including to your colleagues or media contacts. It is solely for your use in proofreading and/or indexing prior to final printing of the book.

Also, we regret that we cannot send you the final PDF of your book. For some time now, the policy of the Press has been not to share the final PDF—which is an exact replica of the book as it was typeset and published—outside of our established distribution channels. As you may know, and as we know from hard experience, online piracy of published works is rampant, and we have had to take a number of steps to ensure that your work appears only in legitimate venues that are approved by the Press.

If you should need access to a portion of the final PDF for use in book-related appearances or to accommodate excerpt requests, please forward your request to our publicity staff with as complete an explanation as possible. Thank you.