The University Press of Kansas Publishing Services Program

The University Press of Kansas (UPK) is pleased to introduce our Publishing Services program to the faculty and staff of the six Regents schools of Kansas: the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Fort Hays State University, Emporia State University, and Pittsburg State University.

Founded in 1946, UPK has a robust publishing history. The Press has published over 2,500 titles and adds approximately sixty new titles annually to our esteemed collection. UPK has earned an excellent reputation for producing quality scholarship that extends beyond the Midwest with titles in US history, environmental studies, military history, Native American studies, politics, law, and other fields. We’re proud not only of the content of our books, but also of the care and attention to detail our staff puts into the production and marketing of every title. And now, we want to offer those services to you. 

Our staff of publishing experts is hereto help you with the specific needs of your project. Our goal is to identify strategies and publishing solutions thatcan help you save time while increasing the visibility,reach, and impact of your scholarship.

Types of services available through UPK include:
  • Copyediting and proofreading
  • Typesetting
  • Indexing
  • eBook conversion
  • Cover design
  • Printing
  • Print on demand
  • Sales connections to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram
  • Marketing and promotion

Through this suite of services, UPK staff can partner with scholars to identify strategies and solutions that are specific to their publishing needs. The right approach can save time while also increasing visibility, reach, and impact. 

Examples of projects that we would consider include:
  • Manuals, reports, and materials for professional use
  • Reissue of out-of-print books
  • Digitization of print materials
  • Conference proceedings
  • Personal memoirs, local histories, and essays

If you have a particular project that you need help with, or would like to learn more about our Publishing Services program, please send an email to UPKPubServices@ku.edu and one of our in-house specialists will respond directly with options, including strategies, costs, and timelines.