The University of Akron Press has recently been closed. Founded in 1988 the UA Press has published over 100 titles in the areas of regional history and culture, politics, business, and poetry. The press has established itself as a respected and active academic publisher, and it is unfortunate to see a budget crisis force them to close their doors. A message on the UA Press website suggests that forthcoming books will still be published and book proposals will be considered, though the future is still uncertain.
A recent petition on Change.org has been met, urging President Scarborough and the Board of Trustees to reverse their decision, reinstating staff and allowing the UA Press to continue publishing. Help support the reinstatement of the UA Press! Check out the petition, UA Press’ site and Facebook page for more information.