Brandeis University Press to exclusively manage the University Press of New England

Brandeis University has acquired and is now the sole owner of all titles and copyrights of the University Press of New England, under a deal finalized on Jan. 1 with Dartmouth College. Going forward, Brandeis University Press will oversee the UPNE list, excluding Dartmouth College Press titles.

Brandeis University Press was an early member of the UPNE consortium, and in 2018 when UPNE was dissolved, it split ownership of UPNE with Dartmouth College; since then, the two institutions have co-managed the list. Brandeis University Press will now manage the entire list, reprint books, actively promote titles, and sell rights. Dartmouth will continue to steward and manage titles previously published under the Dartmouth College Press imprint.

Georgia O’Keeffe, A Life by Roxana Robinson, Bark, A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast by Michael Wojtech, and Vulture, The Private Life of an Unloved Bird by Katie Fallon are titles previously published by UPNE which have been reissued by BUP.

The University of Chicago Press’s Chicago Distribution Center will continue to handle marketing, sales and distribution for both Brandeis University Press and the UPNE catalog.

“Brandeis University Press is pleased to begin representing these titles and working with their authors going forward. The titles we acquired will dovetail well with BUP’s current titles and our expertise,” said Sue Ramin, Director of BUP. “I am grateful to Dartmouth College for their excellent past stewardship and for working so cooperatively with us as we worked on this acquisition.”

“UPNE has a wonderful deep backlist and we are thankful to the UPNE leadership, editors, and staff who created this excellent list of books. We hope to keep many of these titles in print and look forward to promoting and reissuing them,” Ramin added.

BUP has produced critically acclaimed and award-winning books in the humanities and social sciences, as well as general interest titles, with a particular commitment to publishing compelling and innovative approaches to the study of the Jewish experience worldwide.

Categories: Humanities and Social Sciences

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