#ReadUP for Banned Books Week

By Carlynn Crosby, marketing intern at the University Press of Florida . This week (Sept. 27–Oct. 3) is Banned Books Week, an annual event designed to celebrate the freedom to read and the value of open access to information. Each year, the literary community—comprising librarians, authors, publishers, teachers, journalists, and readers—comes together during the last … Continue reading #ReadUP for Banned Books Week

Intern Guest Post: Daring Dreamers

by Jordan Steckler, Marketing Intern Become acquainted with just a few of Florida’s female daring dreamers, all featured among dozens of other women in They Dared to Dream by Doris Weatherford with the Florida Commission on the Status of Women Foundation, Inc. In celebration of Women's Equality Day, we're running a discount on They Dared to … Continue reading Intern Guest Post: Daring Dreamers

Intern Guest Post: The Skyway Bridge Memorial

Below, marketing intern Gabriel Vasquez-Peterson talks about the Skyway Bridge Memorial, its dedication ceremony, and the author who made the monument possible, Bill DeYoung. The Skyway Bridge Memorial by Gabriel Vasquez-Peterson On May 9, 1980, the 20,000-ton freighter "Summit Venture," its pilot blinded by a sudden violent weather cell, crashed into a support pier of Tampa’s Skyway … Continue reading Intern Guest Post: The Skyway Bridge Memorial

5 Intern Tips for Getting Started in Publishing

Thinking of doing an internship at a publishing house? University Press of Florida marketing intern Amber Paez offers some advice on what to expect and what to avoid during your internship experience. Think “All for One.” Before interning I had a vague idea of what it would be like to work at a publishing firm after college. I … Continue reading 5 Intern Tips for Getting Started in Publishing

Intern Guest Post: Meet Some of the Leading Ladies of Saving Florida!

Marketing intern Jackie Joiner is majoring in advertising at the University of Florida. During her internship this spring at the University Press of Florida, Jackie got us started participating in #FirstLineFriday—a weekly look inside our newest books. (Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to join in!) . . Get to know some of the many environmentalists Leslie Kemp … Continue reading Intern Guest Post: Meet Some of the Leading Ladies of Saving Florida!

Celebrating Law Day with “Privacy in the New Media Age”: Intern Guest Post

by Becky Odell, Sales and Marketing Intern Today is Law Day! In honor, we're celebrating with Jon L. Mills's new book, Privacy in the New Media Age! Marketing intern Becky Odell, completing her master of science in management at the University of Florida, has been working closely with Mills's book. Having volunteered for political campaigns, including the … Continue reading Celebrating Law Day with “Privacy in the New Media Age”: Intern Guest Post

Cooking with Sorghum’s Savor: Intern Guest Post

By Zoë Herdt, Sales and Marketing Intern A marketing intern at the University Press of Florida, Zoë is majoring in advertising and English at the University of Florida. She is the host of readbyzoe, a YouTube (“BookTube”) channel dedicated to sharing her “slight book obsession” with the world. She hopes to one day work in … Continue reading Cooking with Sorghum’s Savor: Intern Guest Post