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Spring has arrived! It’s time to pick up a new book to enjoy outside on a balmy afternoon and stock up for summer reading. Northern Illinois University Press is holding a “carry-out” book sale featuring nearly 200 titles at drastically reduced prices. The sale is open to the public, and the majority of books, both...
Book cover of “The Toy and the Twister”
Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? Or seeking just the right book to snuggle up with on a cold, snowy night? Northern Illinois University Press has something for everyone! The winter book sale features dozens of titles at drastically reduced prices, most between 50 percent and 70 percent off. Young children and...
Book cover of “Butter” by Anne Panning
Do you need to stock up on new books to curl up with this winter, or to give as holiday gifts? Northern Illinois University Press has just the thing. The press is holding a “carry-out” book sale this fall featuring hundreds of titles at drastically reduced prices. The sale is open to the public, and...
Book cover of "When Bad Things Happen to Rich People"
Several publications from Northern Illinois University Press received awards in 2015. “When Bad Things Happen to Rich People,” by Chicago-based author Ian Morris, was named a finalist in the Midwest Independent Publishing Association’s 2014 Midwest Book Awards in the contemporary fiction category. The darkly comic novel was published by NIU Press’s fiction imprint, Switchgrass Books....
Linda Manning
The new director of NIU Press has a familiar face. Linda Manning, who joined the University Press in 2004 as marketing manager and had ascended to assistant director and marketing and sales manager by the time of her departure in 2010, returned July 16 She served as marketing and sales manager of the University of...
Julia Fauci
Julia Fauci, design and production manager for the Northern Illinois University Press, will retire at the end of the month. A reception is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 25, in the Law Library Gallery of Swen Parson Hall. A presentation will begin at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome....
Beginning this month, every new book published by Northern Illinois University (NIU) Press will be sold as an e-book as well as a traditional printed book. NIU Press e-books are available through Amazon’s Kindle Store and Barnes & Noble’s NOOKbook Store. The Press hopes to partner with Google Editions in the coming months. “Although we...
Book cover of John Doe No. 2 and the Dreamland Motel
NIU alum and Northern Illinois University Press author Kenneth Womack will read from and sign his new novel, “John Doe No. 2 and the Dreamland Motel,” from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Room 211 of Reavis Hall. Lunch will be provided. At 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, Womack will read from and...
Season of Water and Ice
Northern Illinois University Press has received several book awards over the past few months. The Midwest Independent Publishers Association announced the winner of the Midwest Book Award in the General Fiction category for 2010 as “Season of Water and Ice” by Donald Lystra. The book, which was published in October 2009 by NIU Press’s fiction...