Category: Seminars/Workshops

Open Educational Resources – Collaborative Model

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By , May 7, 2014 1:55 pm

presentation1The University Press of North Georgia has developed a collaborative model for the creation of open education resources, focusing on the production of low-cost to no-cost textbooks. To learn more about this model and the steps involved, check out this powerpoint presentation: OER Development Template with the University Press of North Georgia. This presentation has been given at multiple conferences and workshops, including the most recent University System of Georgia Teaching and Learning Conference. 

If you are interested in developing OER or just have questions, please email us at

Book ‘Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair

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By , February 21, 2013 5:54 pm

“Buy a book, stop a crook!” is the slogan for the second annual Book ‘Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair. The event will take place at Robeson Community College on February 23, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The event is free to attend, and over 40% of the book sales proceeds will go toward increasing literacy and decreasing the crime rate in Robeson County, North Carolina. The Book ‘Em Foundation, which was created as a partnership between authors and law enforcement to raise awareness of the correlation between literacy rates and crime rates, hosts the event. In its second year, they have more than 25 authors expected to be in attendance for fans to have the opportunity to talk with them as well as get an autographed copy of their books. There will also be publishers, literary agents, and book promoters.

During this one-day conference there will be panel discussions on topics including: Getting Published: What do Publishers Want, Settings in North Carolina, Overcoming Obstacles, Character Development, Ebooks: The Future, Writing Fantasies, Mysteries, The Self-Publisher, and many more. There will also be solo discussions by New York Times Bestseller author Mary Alice Monroe and Hollywood Producer/Director Chuck Williams.

Mary Alice Monroe has written over thirteen novels including The Beach House, The Book Club, The Long Road Home, and The Girl in the Mirror. Her most recent book, The Beach House Memoirs, is the prequel to The Beach House. Along with being a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, she has won numerous awards including the International Fiction Award for Green Fiction. You can view her full biography here. During her solo discussion, Monroe will be discussing her writing and “The Path to a Bestseller.”

Chuck Williams is a producer/director/actor from Los Angeles, California. He has produced such projects as Brother Bear, Pinocchio (video game), and Pocahontas (video game). He has also worked on other productions such as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Beauty and The Beast. His solo discussion is entitled “Taking Books to Movies” and will discuss the process that this entails.

Click Here for more details about the Book ‘Em Writers Conference.

Toni Guest

Two Workshops this Weekend

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By , April 19, 2012 2:16 pm

The University Press of North Georgia will be holding two workshops during Parents Alumni Weekend on the North Georgia College and State University Campus on Saturday, April 21. Both Lectures will take place in Young Hall.

“Book Proposals: How to Write & How to Submit” Presented by April Loebick, Managing Editor of the University Press of North Georgia, this lecture will break down and explain the specific parts needed in any decent book proposal so that you have the necessary knowledge to go forth and submit your book idea to most any publishing company. Young Hall – Room 202. Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM Free – plan to attend

“Low Cost to No Cost Publishing in the Digital Age,” Presented by BJ Robinson, Director of the University Press of North Georgia, this lecture will go over blogging and other sources of free to low cost publicationYoung Hall – Room 203, Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM Free – plan to attend

For more information on Parents Alumni Weekend and to see the full schedule, click here!

Workshop, Contest, and ebrary!

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By , January 25, 2012 3:23 pm

Hello Faithful Followers and everyone else who may just be stopping by! The Staff here at the University Press of North Georgia have a goal to update our website at least three times a week. We encourage you to keep checking back for the latest and greatest updates, contests, events, and etc.

We have a full slate of things going on right now. We are eagerly planning out and customizing our “Bringing Appalachia to the World” workshop that’s happening on Feb 3rd from 4-5pm. This workshop will focus on blogging and ebooks and how they are allowing more and more people to get their voices heard, focusing on the under-heard Appalachian Voice. The workshop does have limited space and has already been filled. But if you’d like to be put on the waiting list, you can contact the Georgia Appalachian Studies Center at


But wait, even if you can’t get into the workshop, we’re hosting a reception afterwards that EVERYONE is invited to. There’s no space limit there. Drop by the Vickery House between 5:30 and 6:30pm on Friday, Feb 3rd and meet the Press. We’ll have information about the press available, as well as have an area set up with all of our available books. Free Refreshments will be provided. This is your chance to come pick the brains of our editors and maybe even see some of our authors!

In other exciting news, we’re holding a contest! We’ll be giving away the Stonepile Anthology Collection (Vol 1 & 2) to two lucky winners. Want to take part? All you have to do is sign up for our e-newsletter between now and Valentines Day. Winners will be announce at Noon on Feb. 14th. Already signed up for our e-newsletter? No problem, just fill in your email again to enter. We still get notified of the entry and we promise you won’t get sent double emails when newsletter time comes about!


The Stonepile Writers’ Anthology is a series of books that contain stories and poems from the writers of the North Georgia Mountains. Each entry is judged, juried, and executed — no wait, that’s not right. Anyway, each selection in both books were hand picked from lots and lots of entries. They are some of the best that North Georgia has to offer, and we’re offering you a chance to get them for free! So enter today!

Another exciting announce is UPNG’s new partnership with ebrary. The partnership itself was solidified last Fall; however, we are pleased to announce that The Military and the Monarchy: The Case and Career of the Duke of Cambridge in an Age of Reform by Kevin W. Farrell will soon be available through ebrary. It is the first book available through this format, though it certainly won’t be our last.


Publishing Workshop and Reception

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By , January 17, 2012 6:59 pm
Bringing Appalachia to the World: Using Digital Technologies to Publish World Wide at Little to No Cost is a workshop to be put on by the University Press of North Georgia (UPNG) along with the Georgia Appalachia Studies Center on the North Georgia College and State University campus. The workshop, which will be led by UPNG Director B.J. Robinson, will focus on the widening areas of blogging and e-book publishing and only costs $10! Join us February 3rd at 4:00pm for the workshop. Sign-up soon, space is limited to the first 12 participants. To reserve your seats, call the Georgia Appalachia Studies Center at 706-864-1540 or email them at

Meet the Press: From 5:30-6:30pm (Feb 3rd) UPNG and GASC will hold a reception at the Vickery House on the NGCSU Campus. The reception is FREE and open to the public. Come meet the staff, check out the Press’s books, and learn more about the University Press of North Georgia and the Georgia Appalachia Studies Center. Oh and there’ll also be free refreshments!

For more information about either the workshop or the reception, email April at

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