Feminist Academic Press Column

Edited bianually by Mev Miller, Ed.D.

last updated December, 2003

 

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News from FAPC

This issue of FAPC includes all of the "rest" of the year 2003, though there may be some titles from 2003 I will pick up in the next issue. Some of you may know that I do this as a labor of love -- something on top of everything else I do. This past year has included moving one more (I hope, final) time, starting a new job, organizing a nonprofit (WE LEARN) and participating in many other excitements. As a result, I'm a little slow getting each new issue together. At this point, I've decided that this truly will never be a quarterly and the best we can hope for is biannually. So, thanks for your continued interest in this project. I enjoy doing it and I'm glad that readers still find it useful.

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Books to Watch Out For

Carol Seajay -- formerly of Feminist Bookstore News -- has developed a new venture to help us all be informed about new titles. She has created Book to Watch Out For Newsletters. Right now, she is focusing on lesbian and gay titles but soon hopes to add more women's titles as well.

• Books To Watch Out For Newsletters arrive in your inbox every month with short announcements and reviews of new l/g/b/t books and book-community news.
• The ultimate resource for readers who miss browsing in a good community bookstore.
• Read about all the great new books as they are published.
• Read it onscreen or print it out, mark the books you want, and take it to your favorite bookstore or library or order online.

The Feminist Academic Press Column is Promo Partner with BTWOF so that we can do some fundraising. When you subscribe to BTOWF, please indicate FAPC / litwomen.org under "Where did you hear about BTWOF most recently?" BTWOF will donate a portion of your subscription to FAPC as a result. THANK YOU.

There has been some interest expressed in having a complete subject listing of all titles from current and past issues. I had hoped to introduce it at the end of Fall 2003 but it turned into a bigger project than I had anticipated. I need to reorganize my database a bit to successfully create a full subject listing. I'm still working on it and with any luck, we'll have it by the Fall of 2004.

I would also like to address your attention to a new feature on litwomen.org Women in Print - Central Source Networking. This is the most comprehensive and current listing of women-owned & women-centered bookstores and publishers available. The current lists of bookstores and publishers are relatively up-to-date. The publisher portion of the site contains direct links to registered publisher catalogs, news announcements, title features and other important services. It will hopefully become an indispensable tool for anyone (especially authors, academics and librarians) interested in feminist and women-centered writing and publishing.

Tee Corrine (another previous editor for FBN) continues to write the Feminist Art Books Bulletin (FABB). The current issue is FABB #7, January 2003. It will soon be available on artwomen.org (View FABB). If you have questions or comments about the art book reviews, please direct them to Tee Corinne.

 

I have been a supporter of feminist and independent bookselling and publishing for 20+ years. In order to support democracy and to keep radical discourse meaningful, I encourage you to please purchase your books from a local feminist and/or independent bookseller. Remember, commercial chains bind us!

To locate the feminist-independent-alternative bookstores in your community, here are some resources to help you find them...

Feminist Bookstore Network



and don't forget Rose Norman's site:

Reasons to support
feminist booksellers


American Booksellers Association

Canadian Booksellers Association

 

Thanks for your interest in the Feminist Academic Press Column.


Issues Available

CURRENT

December, 2003

 

Past Issues

May, 2003
January, 2003

October, 2002
May, 2002

October, 2001
July, 2001
April, 2001

Would you find a complete subject listing of titles from these columns a useful tool? If so, please contact me. I can make no promises except to say this possibility is being considered.


Purpose of the Column

Originally published as the University Press Column for Feminist Bookstore News, I edited this column between 1994-2000. When FBN ceased publication in 2000, I decided to continue the column as a service to the Feminist Bookstore Network. In this Internet format, I hope it will also appeal to academics and librarians in Women's Studies, Lesbian Studies and other related fields. If you have suggestions on how to make this column more useful, please contact Mev Miller. All serious comments will be considered and addressed as possible.

  • Titles of both general/trade and academic interest will be reviewed from both university and academic presses
  • Subject-areas: All genres related to Women's Studies or women's interest & Lesbian/Queer or Gender studies
  • ONLY books that are recently published and available will be reviewed
  • Reviews will be short (3-6 sentences) generally describing the content of each title.
  • A 4-star rating system will be used to help readers know if content is suited to a general audience (****) or strongly academic (*).
    • **** = suited for general audience or intro courses
      *** = general audience but getting more difficult
      ** = more academic rather than general interest
      * = only people highly interested or involved in this field are likely to invest in this one

     

    University and academic presses interested in more details should contact
    Mev Miller, Ed.D., Editor
    mev(at)litwomen.org
 

Note to Authors:


The titles you see reviewed in this column were sent to me by your publishers. If you are an author or editor of a recently published book or collection or journal that you feel is appropriate for this column, please have your publisher send a review copy to me. Only books in hand will be reviewed for this column.

Attn: Mev Miller, Ed.D., Editor
Feminist Academic Press Column
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Cranston, RI 02910


Note to Publishers:


As you can see, this column has become a regular feature and is used regularly not only by those in the book trade put also by academics and librarians.

It is time now to heighten the interest. If you would like cover art for titles or a link to your website included in the column in the future, please have your marketing person contact the editor.

If you have a new release that you feel is appropriate for this column, please send a review copy to me. Only books in hand will be reviewed for this column.

Attn: Mev Miller, Ed.D., Editor
Feminist Academic Press Column
182 Riverside Ave.
Cranston, RI 02910

Mev Miller, Ed.D., Editor
mev(at)litwomen.org

 


Links


Books to watch Out For is a newletter edited by Carol Seajay that reviews new lesbian and gay (and lgbt) books.
Help keep FAPC on the Internet through our fundraiser....
When you subscribe to Books to Watch Out For, please indicate FAPC / litwomen.org under "Where did you hear about BTWOF most recently?" BTWOF will donate a portion of your subscription to FAPC as a result. THANK YOU.

 

Links to this site can be found from the following supportive organizations

Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources - hosted by University of Wisconsin-Madison to Women's Studies Librarian's Office

Women's Studies Resources Outside UMBC - hosted at the Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County by Joan Korenman

Also of interest...

Center for Women and Information Technology - hosted at the Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County by Joan Korenman

Women's Studies Database

Reason to Support Feminist Bookstores, by Rose Norman


 


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Mev Miller, Ed.D., Editor, Feminist Academic Press Column