The University Press of Mississippi (UPM) was founded in 1970 and represents Mississippi's eight state universities.
UPM publishes books that interpret the South and its culture to the nation and the world, scholarly books of the highest distinction, and books vital to readers in African American studies, Caribbean studies, comics studies, film and media studies, folklore, history, literary studies, music, and popular culture. From its offices in Jackson, the University Press of Mississippi acquires, edits, distributes, and promotes more than 85 new books every year. Over the years, the Press has published more than 2,000 titles and distributed more than 3,100,000 copies worldwide, each with the Mississippi imprint. UPM is the only not-for-profit book publisher in the state.
University Press of Mississippi is supported by Mississippi's eight state universities and operates under the aegis of the Institutions of Higher Learning.