Mercer University Press
|Parent company||Mercer University|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Macon, Georgia|
Mercer University Press, established in 1979, is a publisher that is part of Mercer University. Mercer University Press has published more than 1,600 books, releasing 35-40 titles annually. The mission of the press is to support the work of the university in achieving excellence and scholarly discipline in the fields of liberal learning, professional knowledge, and regional interest by making the results of scholarly investigation and literary excellence available to the worldwide community.
Publishing authors from across the United States and abroad, the press seeks and acquires manuscripts that contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the humanities with a focus on history, philosophy, religion, literature, and Southern culture.
- James Dickey with title: Death and the Day's Light the volume of poetry James Dickey was working on when he died, offers the writer's final views on love and death, fathers and sons, and war and resurrection.
- Samuel Pickering with titles: Parade's End: Essays, A Comfortable Boy: A Memoir, The Splendour Falls, A Tramp's Wallet, and a newer edition of Walden that has an insightful and lyrical essay introducing the text by Pickering, the inspiration for the Dead Poets Society. Pickering's essay is the most provocative piece on Walden since E. B. White.
- President Jimmy Carter with titles: The Craftsmanship of Jimmy Carter, The Painting of Jimmy Carter, and the foreword in Jimmy Carter: Elected President with Pocket Change and Peanuts
- Terry Kay with titles: The Book of Marie, Bogmeadow's Wish, The Greats of Cuttercane, The Seventh Mirror, Song of the Vagabond, The King Who Made Paper Flowers, and The Forever Wish of Middy Sweet
- Bill Curry
- Mary Ann Harris Gay with title Life in Dixie During the War
- Cathryn Hankla
- Paul Hornsby with title Fix It In the Mix canvasing his life and his early guitar-playing forays into music, gigging, and teaching guitar lessons, then later joining Gregg and Duane Allman as a member of the band Hour Glass. After meeting Phil Walden, Hornsby was hired as a producer at Capricorn Records, producing and engineering The Marshall Tucker Band, the Charlie Daniels Band, and others. After the closing of Capricorn, Hornsby opened his own Muscadine Recording Studio in Macon, where he continues producing music. The book is illustrated with never-before-seen photographs from Hornsby's private collection.
- Don Reid (singer)) with titles: The Music of the Statler Brothers, An Anthology, [Life Lessons https://www.mupress.org/cw_contributorinfo.aspx?ContribID=4090&Name=Don+Reid], and coming in Fall 2o22 Piano Days
- Willie Perkins, tour manager for The Allman Brothers Band with titles: The Allman Brothers Band Classic Memorabilia, 1969-1976, No Saints, No Saviors: My Years With The Allman Brothers Band, Foreword written Capricorn Rising: Coversations in Southn Rock, and coming Fall 2022 Diary of a Rock and Roll Tour Manager: 2,190 Days and Nights with the South's Premier Rock Band Perkins's newest tell-all about touring as the manager for the Allman Brothers band.
Active Series Published by Mercer University Press
- America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities Series
- Voices of the African Diaspora Series
- The James N. Griffith Endowed Series in Baptist Studies
- Baptists in Early North America Series
- Perspectives on Baptist Identities Series
- Early English Baptist Texts Series
- Mercer Commentary on the Bible Series
- Sports and Religion Series
- Food and the American South Series
- Music and the American South Series
- Carson McCullers Series
- Flannery O’Connor Series
- A.V. Elliott Conference Series
- Mercer Paul Tillich Series
- Mercer Kierkegaard Series
- International Kierkegaard Commentary Series
- The Melungeons Series
- State Narratives of the Civil War Series
- Mercer University Ocmulgee Series
- Reprint of Scholarly Excellency
- Walter Rauschenbusch Series