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Indie Groundbreaking Publisher: UMP feature in Independent Publisher

Mining the Politics of American Music

Jul 10, 2011

The University of Minnesota Press is Independent Publisher’s first university groundbreaking publisher. What makes Minnesota so different? They seriously rebel against the stereotype of a stuffy academic press (which we are seeing more and more university publishers doing every day). “We try to publish work that is at the leading-edge or even on the fringes – work a little more ‘out there’ than you see at your usual university press,” Director Doug Armato explains. “We think our specific role is to take cultural and intellectual chances, and this organizational DNA can be seen in everything from the general interest and regional books we publish to the most scholarly books on the list.”


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