About Our Books
In late-July 2014, Clemson University entered a partnership agreement to allow the Center for Electronic and Digital Publishing (CEDP) to collaborate with Liverpool University Press (LUP) in publishing scholarly monographs under a new trademark, Clemson University Press (CUP), approved by the CU Board of Trustees during proceedings of October 9-10, 2014. In a number of fields of mutual interest, the CEDP was rededicated to the administration of CUP publications in association with LUP, as well as the publication of titles in creative writing and works of specific appeal to the university and local audiences. The objective is to publish 20 books per annum in partnership and, at that rate, at most 5 books independently.
Prior to this date, as Clemson University Digital Press, we generally published about three to four books per annum, in addition to our journals, from 2001 to 2009, and thereafter 6 books each year through October 2014. As is clear from the links in the sidebar, the press publishes across a variety of genres, publishing in accordance with its mission to "operate as a vehicle for the best scholarly, technological, and pedagogical research on issues that are of concern to its college of AAH, the community, and the state, defining 'research,'…broadly, as 'what has been built, created, performed, [or] written.'" The interest of scholarly subjects for monographs produced with LUP is served initially by focusing on modern British, Irish, and American literature; on Virginia Woolf; on Modernism; on African American literature; and on Architecture.
Publications at the press take a variety of forms, but are most often combinations of traditional HTML and easily portable PDF documents. The type of publication and expediency with which it is to be ported to the online world are chief governing factors in the decision as to which digital form will be used. In most cases, it is important to CUP that, wherever possible, digital publications retain the aesthetic qualities of their print versions when these versions exist. Similarly, just as books in print form look different from one another, so does CUP strive to give each publication its own, appropriate appearance in the digital world. These goals also factor into the decision as to how best to display the publication digitally.
Books produced in partnership with LUP will usually be published in a hardcover edition first, with the possibility of paperback to follow, and with e-book sales offered to various outlets. For books pursuit to the interests of Clemson University and/or continuing our established series in poetry and fiction, we choose from a range of options as appropriate.