Princeton University Press picks De Gruyter as distribution partner

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Princeton University Press has granted De Gruyter non-exclusive global distribution rights to its e-books.

Princeton University Press' director Peter J. Dougherty explained: 'We are impressed with De Gruyter's digitisation strategy and innovative business models. We expect their marketing and distribution reach to expand our access to global markets, particularly in Europe.'

The partnership will launch with the addition of nearly 1400 current and backlist Princeton University Press e-books to the De Gruyter Online catalogue. PUP will also offer some 1200 titles from The Princeton Legacy Library. The first phase of this initiative begins in summer 2014, bringing back into print previously out of print titles. The move is designed to increase access to the scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.  

'Acquiring Princeton University Press as our tenth publisher partner is further testimony to our digitisation strategy,' said Sven Fund, managing director of De Gruyter. 'PUP's English-language e-books will significantly augment the attractiveness of our portfolio to libraries worldwide.'