Help select the top university press book of 2016 that would make a good holiday gift for someone in academe!
Inside Higher Ed is pleased to launch the second annual contest where readers decide the top books of 2016 that would make ideal holiday gifts. If you are looking for your next great read or trying to find the perfect gift, be sure to check out the contest hashtag, #IHEreaderschoice, to see and vote on entries.
Whether you are a book lover, an author or part of a press, anyone in higher education, or someone who wants to gift a great book, this is your chance to see the best from university presses.
Nominating a Book
Anyone may nominate -- on Twitter or Facebook -- a book that was published by a university press in 2016. Entries should include the #IHEreaderschoice hashtag and one or more of the following: book title, image of the book cover or link to the book’s page on the press website or another site. You can nominate more than one book, and in the event that a book is nominated multiple times, we will tabulate the total number of votes a book receives. The nomination period is Nov. 28 to Dec. 2.
Voting for a Book
To vote for a particular book, simply like or retweet the tweet or the Facebook post containing the nomination. You can vote for as many books as you like. The voting period is Dec. 5-9. On Dec. 12, we will tabulate the number of votes each book received and announce the top five titles. The book with the most votes will be the official winner.
Anyone who voted for the winning book will be entered into a random drawing, and five lucky voters will receive a copy of the book.
The publisher of the winning book will enjoy special Inside Higher Ed 2016 Readers’ Choice Winner recognition in an advertising campaign as well as the opportunity to appear in the Daily News Update just in time for holiday gifting. The winning book will also be displayed at the Inside Higher Ed booth at the Modern Language Association conference Jan. 5-8, 2017.
Last year, more than 300 books were nominated, and the winner was The Poems of T. S. Eliot, edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue (Johns Hopkins University Press).
Runners-up (in order): The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation, by Darrel Wanzer-Serrano (Temple University Press); In the Name of Editorial Freedom: 125 Years at the Michigan Daily, edited by Stephanie Steinberg (University of Michigan Press); Letters to Santa Claus, by the Elves (Indiana University Press); How to Write a Thesis, by Umberto Eco (MIT Press).
Questions? Feel free to reach out to Scott Jaschik.
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