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The University Press of Mississippi was founded in 1970 and is supported by Mississippi's eight state universities. UPM publishes scholarly books of the highest distinction and books that interpret the south and its culture to the nation and the world. From its offices in Jackson, the University Press of Mississippi acquires, edits, distributes, and promotes more than eighty new books every year. Over the years, the Press has published more than 1000 titles and distributed more than 2,600,000 copies worldwide, each with the Mississippi imprint. The University Press is the only not-for-profit book publisher in the state.

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Two UPM Titles Nominated for Eisner Awards

Nominations for the 2016 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards have been announced and two UPM titles are being considered in the category of Best Educational/Academic Work. Our two nominees this year are Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan edited By Mark Mclelland, Kazumi Nagaike, Katsuhiko Suganuma, and James Welker and Superheroes On World Screens edited by Rayna

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