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Panhandler Books and University Press of Florida publish second book in partnership

Knives, Forks, Scissors, Flames by Stefan Kiesbye is the second publication from Panhandler Books, a series launched in 2015 by Panhandler Magazine and the Department of English and World Languages at the University of West Florida. Distributed by the University Press of Florida, Panhandler Books publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction consistent with Panhandler’s mission to champion underrepresented literary genres. […]

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The Year in Review: 2015–2016

As we finish up a year of book publishing here at the University Press of Florida, we’re taking some time to look back at what we’ve published, who our readers—you!—are, and the many ways our books have made a splash in the news. We thought you might like to see what we’ve been up to […]

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UF and UPF launch digital book series to tell UF’s best research stories

UF and UPF launch digital book series to tell UF’s best research stories For immediate release April 15, 2015 Gainesville, Fla.—Tomatoes, viruses and voting. The common theme? They’re all subjects of a series of digital books University Press of Florida and the University of Florida are launching today to tell the most compelling stories behind […]

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UPF Announces Distribution Partnership with UF’s University Galleries

For immediate release April 8, 2015 University Press of Florida Announces Distribution Partnership with UF’s University Galleries Gainesville, Fla.—University Press of Florida has entered into a partnership with the University Galleries at the University of Florida. UPF will be the official distributor for various University Galleries’ publications, including many of their exhibition catalogs. The first six […]

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New novel launches partnership between Panhandler Books and University Press of Florida

Jason Ockert, author of multiple short story collections, releases his debut novel Wasp Box this February.  The novel is the first publication from Panhandler Books, a new series launched this spring by Panhandler Magazine and the Department of English and World Languages at the University of West Florida. Distributed by the University Press of Florida, Panhandler […]

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UPF’s Semiannual Rumpus a.k.a. Seasonal Sales Kits

It’s that time of year again, when we here at the University Press of Florida partake in the semiannual merry-go-round that is the assembly of our seasonal sales kits. This time around we had all hands on deck as the entire marketing department came together to pull, sort, and stuff papers into what seem like […]

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Bob Kealing’s Tupperware Unsealed Acquired by Sony Pictures

Congratulations to Bob Kealing, author of Tupperware Unsealed: Brownie Wise, Earl Tupper, and the Home Party Pioneers. According to the Hollywood Reporter late Friday evening, Sony Pictures outbid Warner Bros. and Paramount to acquire the rights to Kealing’s book. The movie will be directed by Tate Taylor (The Help) and will star Sandra Bullock in […]

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Promotions & Staff Additions to UPF’s Acquisitions Team

University Press of Florida Announces Acquisitions Staffing Changes Gainesville, FL—Exciting changes have been afoot in the acquisitions department at University Press of Florida (UFP). We are incredibly pleased to announce the promotion of Erika Stevens and Shannon McCarthy as well as the addition of new staff members Stephanye Hunter and Alexa Zelinsky. “The enthusiasm and […]

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UPF Staffing Announcements

University Press of Florida (UPF) is pleased to announce the promotion of two staff members: Sonia Dickey and Rachel Doll. Sonia Dickey, who has been with UPF since 2011 as the rights and permissions manager, has been named acquisitions editor in the areas of historical archaeology and environmental studies. “From day one, Sonia made it […]

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UPF on YouTube

UPF is on YouTube! Here’s our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/UnivPressofFlorida Visit now to watch videos from the La Florida Symposium, a Quincentennial event featuring distinguished speakers such as Dr. Michael Gannon, on Florida culture and history.   You also won’t want to miss the lovely video of author Carolyn Merritt’s launch party for Tango Nuevo  (hint: there’s dancing)!

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