BATON ROUGE – Given the recent budget cuts to higher education, people often ask what they can do to help support LSU Press. According to Press Director MaryKatherine Callaway, the answer is really quite simple, “Just buy an LSU Press book.”
This spring, LSU Press is launching the “Just Buy an LSU Press Book” campaign to encourage friends and supporters to back the press with a purchase. To make it easier, it is marking 75 years of continuous publishing by offering 35 percent off the price of all titles purchased on the LSU Press Web site, www.lsu.edu/lsupress.
“If every friend of LSU Press buys just one of our books this spring – and encourages their friends to do the same – it will help us continue to publish books that matter, to us and for future generations,” said Callaway.
And books are a great investment, she explained, “With the special discount we’re offering, you can purchase a great book for what you might spend on a lunch, a pedicure, theater seats or football tickets. But unlike these items, you can enjoy your book forever. You can read it again, lend it to a friend or keep it on your coffee table. It doesn’t take up much space or require batteries! It’s not noisy!”
The “Just Buy an LSU Press Book” campaign promotes purchases from any seller of new books.
“It doesn’t matter,” said Callaway. “We ask only that you buy one of our books.”
With books on everything from history, fiction and media studies to Louisiana’s culture and LSU sports, LSU Press offers something for everyone. It’s all there for the reading.
LSU Press offers award-winning books and authors like “Journalism’s Roving Eye” by John Maxwell Hamilton, “The House on Boulevard St.” by David Kirby and “Late Wife: Poems” by Claudia Emerson. Popular titles include “Mike the Tiger” and “Tales of Mike the Tiger” by David Baker; “The Bone Lady” and “Trail of Bones” by Mary Manhein; “Marsh Mission” by C. C. Lockwood and Rhea Gary; “Call Me Coach: A Life in College Football” by Paul F. Dietzel; “The Fighting Tigers, 1993-2008: Into a New Century of LSU Football” by Scott Rabalais; “Shooting the Pistol: Courtside Photos of Pete Maravich at LSU” by Danny Brown; “A Summer of Birds: John James Audubon at Oakley House” by Danny Heitman; and of course, “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole.
For more information, visit http://www.lsu.edu/lsupress.