UTP Announces Titles for ABA’s Winter Institute 2023

For Immediate Release

February 14, 2023

This year’s instalment of the annual Winter Institute run by the American Booksellers Association (ABA) takes place February 20-23 in Seattle and reuniting with colleagues in person, after two years of meeting virtually due to the pandemic, is already a highlight of this year’s show for publishers like University of Toronto Press (UTP).

“The last time we got together in person with many of our ABA colleagues was at the launch of our trade imprint, Aevo UTP, during Winter Institute 2020,” says Jane Kelly, Director of Sales and Marketing, at UTP. “I look forward to hearing what’s top of mind for them and their customers.”

Written by leading experts for general readers, Aevo UTP books tackle timely and topical issues, including race, social justice, activism, and Indigenous sovereignty.

“The growth of Aevo UTP is due in large part to the feedback and support of independent booksellers on both sides of the border,” says Kelly. “But this year’s conference will be the first time that we can thank them face-to-face and chat about next steps for the imprint.”

Kelly will present the following selection of UTP’s titles at Winter Institute 2023:    

Chasing We-ness: Cultivating Empathy and Leadership in a Polarized World

By William Marsiglio (March | ISBN: 9781487544775 | $32.95)

Renowned sociologist William Marsiglio explores the ways that we search for a sense of group belonging – or “we-ness.” The socially divisive form of we-ness known as “Trumpism,” for instance, looms over preparations for the 2024 election. Marsiglio offers a roadmap for anyone who wants to build a stronger community and become a more mindful global citizen.

Intentional Leadership: The Big 8 Capabilities Setting Leaders Apart

By Rose M. Patten (Available | ISBN: 9781487508876 | $32.95)

Drawing on her expertise as one of Canada’s most influential corporate leaders and a framework tested with over 900 senior figures across industries, Rose M. Patten sets forth eight enduring and fundamental principles of effective leadership. These practices can help leaders navigate and thrive within today’s climate of unprecedented speed, connection, and uncertainty.                                                                        

What’s in Your Genome? 90% of Your Genome Is Junk

By Laurence A. Moran (May | ISBN: 9781487508593 | $39.95)

Do functional elements only occupy 10% of the more than three billion base pairs in the human genome? The answer rests, in large part, on which scientist you ask. In a clear, straightforward style, Laurence A. Moran examines both sides of an ongoing scientific argument and debunks several false narratives about Junk DNA that have arisen in recent years.

Business the NHL Way: Lessons from the Fastest Game on Ice

By Rick Burton and Norm O’Reilly | Foreword by Gary Bettman | Afterword by Hayley Wickenheiser (Available | 9781487508760 | $32.95)

Drawing on dramatic stories about hockey legends and managers, Rick Burton and Norm O’Reilly offer a rare inside look at what the National Hockey League (NHL) can teach people who want to improve their careers and lives. They share insights into leadership, management, diversity, and resilience that flow from center ice to the corporate boardroom.

“These titles speak to the breadth of our new list,” says Kelly. “I can’t wait to share and get feedback on them from our friends and colleagues at this year’s Winter Institute.”   

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESS (UTP) is one of the largest university presses in North America, publishing landmark scholarship since 1901. Each year UTP releases over 200 new scholarly, course, and general interest books in both print and ebook format and over 45 journals. In addition, UTP manages the distribution for over 200 publishers and imprints in Canada, the US, and around the world, with warehouses in Toronto, Ontario and Buffalo, New York. UTP also runs the University of Toronto Bookstores across the three main campuses, serving over 95,000 students and 15,000 faculty. For more information, visit utorontopress.com.

For more information, contact Jane Kelly at jkelly@utorontopress.com

For media review copies, contact Chris Reed at creed@utorontopress.com