LLC (UP) produces high quality paperback and hardcover books
in partnership with professional authors and publishers,
using the latest
Print-on-Demand (POD) book publishing technologies.
POD is especially well suited for scholarly books that hold
lasting appeal for readers, year after year, even in modest
Unlike most other POD imprints, UP enjoys distribution through
BOTH of the world's largest wholesalers: Ingram, the leading
supplier of major bookstore chains; and Baker & Taylor, which
is strong in library and academic markets.
UP titles are designed to be comparable in appearance,
content and price from books released by mainstream conventional
publishers. We urge you to compare UP books with those from
other POD publishers, and decide for yourself.
Below are just a few examples of past, present and future releases
from scholarly authors, listed in alphabetical order by author.
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W. Royce Adams
W. Royce Adams, Professor emeritus of English at Santa Barbara City College, holds
degrees from Washington University and California State University, Long Beach.
He is a past president of the College Reading and Learning Association.
Me & Jay
"... A happy-ending page turner for grades 5 to 8 with a solid message..."
-- Today's Librarian, March 2001
Steve Bachmann, A.B. (Harvard), M.F.A. (UNO), J.D. (Harvard) is author of The U.S. Constitution for Beginners (illustrated by
Pulitzer prize winner Joel Pett); Nonprofit Litigation (John Wiley & Sons); Preach Liberty (Four Walls Eight Windows) and three UP titles.
Lawyers, Law & Social Change
"...I used your book in my Law & Social Change course last spring, and it was well received by the students."
-- Randall Amster, J.D., Ph.D., Prescott College
A licensed psychologist and certified clinical mental health counselor, Mark J. Britzman, Ed.D., teaches Counseling and Human Resource Development at South Dakota State University.
The Lives and Legacies of Everyday Heroes
"This inspiring book does what our society is too often unwilling, or unable, to do..."
-- Senator Tom Daschle
John William Houghton
Dr. Houghton holds degrees from Harvard, Indiana, Notre Dame and Yale Universities.
He is a former associate editor of River Styx magazine,
a contributor to the HarperCollins Encyclopedia of Catholicism
and has published a variety of articles on art history, theology, ethics and literature.
“An occult thriller, scary, learned, and charitable in the true tradition of Charles Williams and his fellow Inklings.”
-- T. A. Shippey, author of J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century (Houghton Mifflin, 2001), The Road to Middle-Earth (Houghton Mifflin, 2003); editor, The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories (1994)
Peter Ifland, Cmdr. USNR (retired), Ph.D., is author of Taking the Stars: Celestial Navigation from Argonauts to Astronauts and a worldwide lecturer on navigation and instruments.
Line of Position Navigation|
Harvard educated family therapist Carleton Kendrick, L.C.S.W., Ed.M.,
has appeared on CBS, Fox, CNN, CNBC, PBS, NPR, and many other broadcast
media. He has also been widely quoted by major print media, such
as the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston
Globe, Newsweek, Time, and more.
Take Out Your Nose Ring, Honey, We're Going to Grandma's!
(With Barbara Cooke)
"...And as Dr. Benjamin Spock told parents in his seminal book: Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do."
-- The Arizona Republic, July 2003
Dr. Matthews serves as Sociology Chair at Cleveland State University. She has recently granted rights to excerpt from her book to Oxford University Press.
Sisters and Brothers / Daughters and Sons|
"...An important contribution to our understanding of the role of each family member...
-- American Journal of Sociology, September-December 2003
Arnold S. Trebach
A professor, attorney and author of The Heroin Solution from Yale University Press, Trebach has been widely praised by The New York Times, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly and other major media. He has published three books with UP.
The Great Drug War|
(formerly from Macmillan Publishing)
Special congratulations to Edith Ankersmit Kemp, L.C.S.W. and Jerrold E. Kemp,
Ed.D., authors of
Older Couples: New Couplings. The book was
initially released by UP in May 2001 as a POD paperback. Rights were
subsequently acquired by
Ten Speed Press, publisher of What Color is
your Parachute?, a book that was originally self-published but
now has more than 7 million copies in print. The new edition
is distrbuted in the U.S. by Celestial Arts;
in Canada by Ten Speed Canada, in the U.K. by
Airlift Books, in South Africa by Real Books,
in New Zealand by Southern Publishers Group,
in Southeast Asia by Berkeley Books, and
in Australia by Simon & Schuster Australia.
reviews and commentary about other fine books produced in
this way by UP since March of 2000.
Who should use the UP system?
- If you are the author of a previously published book whose
rights have reverted to you,
bring your book back to the reading public by simply sending
us three clean copies that we can re-format for POD printing
and distribution. Most POD books can remain in circulation
- If have a promising but unproven new book,
use our system to test market with little initial investment or
- If you are a popular author,
why let your current publisher retain 85% to 95% of revenues from
sales of your work? Instead, publish with UP, and
share 50% of net revenues from all retail sales.
What kind of material is NOT suitable for the UP system?
- Books about dated subjects with limited shelf life;
hate material of any kind; vanity press material;
books with frontal nudity or explicit sexual content.
- Books that do not contain enough material to fill at least 100 pages
after typesetting. This is normally at least 10,000 words, except for poetry and
illustrated books. We need a minimum of 100 pages in order to bind our
- Books that contain more than 600 pages after typesetting. In our
largest size with small type, this is slightly more than 300,000 words.
- Books with interior pages that cannot be printed in black-and-white.
While our books have glossy, full color covers, interiors are
B&W only. We hope to have color capability for interiors next year.
- Books with alternative bindings, dust jackets, odd trim sizes,
special inserts, CDs, audiotapes, etc. UP produces mainstream trade
paperback and hardcover books in industry standard trim sizes. We
do not produce specialty or novelty items that require customized
- Books in languages that require extensive use of non-English
characters. English, French and Spanish are available now.
We are already working on other languages.
- Books (printed or electronic) released by 1stBooks, Dorrance,
Vantage or any company termed a "vanity press" in Publishers
Weekly or other source of our choice. UP respectfully
reserves the right to accept or decline any submission at our own
start-up costs are minimal;
little economic risk is involved;
professional book design is included;
appearance of books is consistently attractive;
many titles can be in circulation within four months;
broad distribution and initial promotion are included!
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