New Release: American Literature I Anthology — OER

The University of North Georgia Press and Affordable Learning Georgia bring you American Literature I Anthology (working title). Featuring over fifty authors and full texts of their works, the selections in this open anthology represent the diverse voices in early American literature. This completely-open anthology will connect students to the conversation of literature that is embedded in American history and which have helped shaped its culture.

Features:

  • Contextualizing introductions from Pre- and Early Colonial Literature to Early American Romanticism
  • Over 50 historical images
  • In-depth biographies of each author
  • Instructional Design, including Reading and Review Questions

This textbook is an open Educational Resource. It can be reused, remixed, and reedited freely without seeking permission.

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New Release: Principles of Managerial Accounting (Accounting II) — OER

The University of North Georgia Press is pleased to announce the release of our latest Open Education Resource: Principles of Managerial Accounting by Christine Jonick, Ed.D., out December 31, 2018. As the University Press Partner for Affordable Learning Georgia, UNG Press is publishing Principles of Managerial Accounting as one of six Open Education Resources releasing this year.

The companion to Principles of Financial Accounting (Accounting I), this book continues Jonick’s research and contribution to effective pedagogy. Developed from Jonick’s class notes,Principles of Managerial Accounting is fully-tested by students and has undergone peer review by academic professionals. It has over 100 charts and graphs and includes resources for student professional development.

As an Open Education Resource, this text is completely open access. It can be reused, remixed, and reedited freely without seeking permission.

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New Release: UNG The Gold I See: The Legacy of UNG’s Dahlonega Campus (Children’s Book)

The University of North Georgia Press is pleased to announce the release of our first children’s book entitled UNG The Gold I See: The Legacy of UNG’s Dahlonega Campus written by Dr. Bonita Jacobs and out November 27, 2018.

While written for readers at Level 4, UNG The Gold I See engages readers of all ages, reflecting its multi-generational main characters. Benjamin Brown, his daughter Jamie, and grandson Tommy each have a different goal during Visitor’s Day at UNG Dahlonega’s Campus. The grandfather wants to recall the memories of his years in the Corps of Cadets. The mother wants to remember her years in the nursing program. And the grandson wants to find UNG Dahlonega’s treasure: the gold hidden somewhere on campus. He has Nigel and a treasure map; his grandfather and mother have the memories. What do you have?

The author, Dr. Jacobs, is president of the University of North Georgia. Among her many initiatives at UNG, Dr. Jacobs’ scholarship support for students has been a major priority. All profits from UNG The Gold I See will be used to provide scholarships to UNG students across all five campuses. This is the first book in a series about each UNG campus. UNG Gainesville will be the second book in the series, out in 2019.

Dr. Jacobs took office as the 17th president of North Georgia College & State University in July 2011 as the University’s first woman president and only the second to lead one of the country’s six Senior Military Colleges. In 2014, Jacobs was named as one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend magazine and as one of the “Top Education Leaders in Atlanta” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2013 and 2014. The University of North Georgia Press, a scholarly, peer-reviewed press, is an extension of our sponsoring university, the University of North Georgia. Our primary function is to promote education and research with a special emphasis on innovative scholarship and pedagogy.

New Release: Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy – OER

The University of North Georgia Press is pleased to announce the release of our latest Open Education Resource: Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy by Dr. Steven Brehe, out December 31, 2018. As the University Press Partner for Affordable Learning Georgia, UNG Press is publishing this textbook as one of six Open Education Resources releasing this year.

Considered “a delight to read,” Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy makes grammar accessible, no matter who you are. This book provides a more in-depth look at beginner grammar terms and concepts, providing clear examples with limited technical jargon. Whether for academic or personal use, Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy is the perfect addition to any resource library.

Features:
• Practice exercises at the end of each chapter with answers in the back of the book, to help students test and correct their comprehension
• Full glossary and index with cross-references
• Easy-to-read language supports readers at every learning stage

As an Open Education Resource, this text is completely open access. It can be reused, remixed, and reedited freely without seeking permission.

This post was edited to reflect the updated release date.

New Release: Accounting I – OER

The University of North Georgia Press is pleased to announce the release of our latest Open Education Resource: Accounting I by Dr. Christine Jonick, out April 30, 2018. As the University Press Partner for Affordable Learning Georgia, UNG Press is publishing this textbook as one of six Open Education Resources releasing this year.

Well-written and straightforward, Accounting I is an asset to the business education world. This textbook developed from Dr. Jonick’s years of teaching and commitment to effective pedagogy. She wrote this textbook in order to directly meet the needs of her students. Peer reviewed by academic professionals and tested by students, this textbook is a needed contribution to open source pedagogy. It has over 100 charts and graphs, instructional exercises appearing both in-text and for Excel, and resources for student professional development. As an Open Education Resource, this textbook is completely open access. It can be reused, remixed, and reedited freely without seeking permission.

We’re excited to share this textbook. Until it’s release, don’t miss out on our other exciting Accounting I events:

  • Apr 2— Cover Reveal
  • Apr 13 — Press Release
  • Apr 13 — Giveaway starts
  • Apr 18 — Sample Chapter
  • Apr 23 — Launch Info
  • Apr 30 — Book Release

“The War in the Air” Press Release

Jillian Murphy
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The War in the Air
University of North Georgia Press, May 28, 2018

Dahlonega, GA— Nothing ever changes in Bun Hill, the simple country town where Bert Smallways lived. It’s enough that motor-bicycles crowd the road and the South of England Aero Club hosts a weekly ascent. But when Mr. Alfred Butteridge successfully flies his heavier-than-air machine from the Crystal Palace to Glasgow and back, Bert’s known-world disappears.

By chance or fate, Bert is trapped in Butteridge’s hot air balloon, then kidnapped by a German air fleet. Led by Prince Karl Albert, the German fleet crosses the Atlantic Ocean to launch the world’s first aerial attack against America. Forced into their service, Bert encounters the horror of war first-hand as human civilization collapses around him.

H. G. Wells’s foreboding futuristic novel was published in 1908. Much of his work discusses human nature in the face of warfare and includes many technological developments before they existed. This 100-year-anniversary reprint edition remembers a world before aircrafts ruled the skies. Edited by H. G. Wells scholar Aaron Worth, this reprint includes an introduction as well as additional reading recommendations.

The War in the Air (978-1-940771-30-4) releases May 28, 2018, from the University of North Georgia Press. It is a 6×9 paperback and will make a wonderful addition to any World War I collection. It can be purchased through Ingram, Amazon, and other major retailers for $24.95.

New Release: “The Secret Battle” by A. P. Herbert

The University of North Georgia Press is releasing a new edition of The Secret Battle by A. P. Herbert, edited with annotations by Dr. Austin Riede on May 28, 2018.

Originally published in 1919, The Secret Battle honestly portrays the mental horrors World War I inflicted upon soldiers. The tale follows Harry Penrose, an Oxford student who enlists in 1914. Penrose is a hard worker, modest and dutiful, but he struggles to cope with the toll of war. During the Battle of Gallipoli, he seeks refuge to avoid shellfire, but another office sees him and accuses Penrose of deserting his post. Court martialed and branded a coward, Penrose is betrayed by the very system for which he fought.

Though not autobiographical, Penrose and the narrator follow experiences of A. P. Herbert who fought in the Gallipoli Campaign. Penrose’s trial is likely based on that of Sub-Lieutenant Edwin Dyett, an officer who was court martialed and executed for desertion in 1916. Considered a literary masterpiece, The Secret Battle is an early example of war literature, showcasing the importance of a soldier’s mind as well as his body, and deserves “a permanent place in war literature” (Winston Churchill, from the 1988 Oxford University Press edition).

We look forward to publishing The Secret Battle, out May 28, 2018. While you wait, don’t miss out on our other exciting The Secret Battle events:

• Mar 21 — Cover Reveal
• Apr 4 — Press Release
• Apr 25— “Editing and Annotating The Secret Battle” by Ed. Austin Riede
• May 2 — Editor Interview
• May 2 — Giveaway Begins
• May 9 — Sample Chapter
• May 16 — “Shell Shock in The Secret Battle” by Ed. Austin Riede
• May 23 — Launch Info
• May 28 — Book Release