Author sends ultimatum to UM Press regarding publishing rights

Friday, September 7, 2012 | 7:55 p.m. CDT; updated 9:48 p.m. CDT, Saturday, September 8, 2012

COLUMBIA — After what he calls as a lack of communication from administration, Don Spivey, a professor of history at the University of Miami, said he will pursue legal action if he does not receive the subsidiary rights to his book back from the University of Missouri Press by Oct. 8.