University Archivist, Head of Archival Services, and Associate Professor of Bibliography S. Victor Fleischer was part of the Ohio History Author-to-Author panel event last Saturday at the 2020 Virtual Buckeye Book Fair. The book fair, a nonprofit organization, is Ohio’s showcase literary event. Participation is by invitation only for nearly 100 of Ohio’s notable writers, illustrators, and photographers to autograph and discuss their books. During the event, Fleischer discussed his new book, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company: A Photographic History, 1898-1951, which was recently published by The University of Akron Press.
Thea Ledendecker attended a webinar through The ACES Academy entitled “Empowering Editors to Talk About Conscious Language and Representation.” She also finished a Designing a Book course on LinkedIn Learning. Part of the description reads: This class covers setting up your document, placing and styling text, working with images, creating the book cover, and preparing the book for printing. https://www.linkedin.com/learning/designing-a-book-2/creating-a-book-in-indesign?u=79600362
After she finished the course, she was then able to typeset one of our forthcoming books, Akron’s Daily Miracle.
University Archivist, Head of Archival Services, and Associate Professor of Bibliography S. Victor Fleischer’s book, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company: A Photographic History, 1898-1951 has been recently published by The University of Akron Press. Copies can be purchased for a 30% discount on the University Press website at www.uakron.edu/uapress with the code AIRSHIPS. Vic will be doing a book signing and book talk at the Summit County Historical Society on Saturday, October 17th from 1:30-3:00pm and at the Ellet Public Library at 6:30 on Tuesday, October 20th. He’s also scheduled for a book signing at the Learned Owl in Hudson on Sunday, November 15th and will appear at the online Buckeye Book Fair as part of an author to author talk on Saturday, November 14th at 6:30pm.
As you may have read in the UA-Digest, Amy Freels, editorial design coordinator at The University of Akron Press, has won a book cover design award for Brittany Cavallaro’s “Unhistorical” in the Association of University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show. This is the second time Freels has won the award for book cover design.
In addition, one of her book covers is a winner of The da Vinci Eye, which is awarded to books with superior cover artwork. Hawk Parable, Tyler Mills, University of Akron Press (cover by Amy Freels; art by Chris Maynard)
Amy Freels, University of Akron Press,
has been reappointed to the UC Communications Standing
Committee for 2019-2022 as an at-large representative for Staff Employee Advisory Committee (SEAC)
which serves as an advisory committee to
the President of The University of Akron.
We’re launching the Gather @ the Library series this Fall. This is a series of events curated by the University Libraries to help campus share strategies, progress and companionship all in a low-stress environment. Weekly events will feature workshops, author talks, and discussions.