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Press Strikes Distribution Deal with Oxford

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Beginning in January, titles published by Fordham University Press (FUP) will be distributed in the United States and Canada exclusively by Oxford University Press.

“We’re very excited by this new partnership,” said Fredric W. Nachbaur, director of Fordham University Press. “Oxford’s reputation, market reach and demonstrated ability to sell into all channels will allow Fordham to increase its sales and market share of its outstanding scholarship. I see this as an incredible opportunity for enhanced recognition and visibility—both for FUP and our authors.”

Fordham University Press books are distributed currently by New York University Press.

The Fordham press, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2007, publishes primarily in the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on anthropology, classics, communications, history, law, philosophy, political science, religion and sociology, as well as literature and the fine arts.

Additionally, the press publishes books of interest to the general public and books focusing on the metropolitan New York region. FUP recently announced a new imprint—Empire State Editions—to expand and better brand the program.

“We are thrilled to have a university press of Fordham’s caliber become a part of our family of distributed presses,” said Colleen Scollans, vice president of global marketing at Oxford University Press.

“Fordham’s commitment to the dissemination of scholarship is a perfect fit with Oxford’s own mission. The synergies between our editorial programs are obvious,” she added. “We’re also pleased to represent a press with such a strong regional publishing program. Fordham’s new Empire State Editions imprint complements our own list in this area very well.”

Books released prior to January will ship from New York University Press. Backlist sales and returns will continue through New York University Press until Dec. 31. All Spring 2011 titles will ship from Oxford University Press’s warehouse in Cary, N.C.

Booksellers may contact their Oxford University Press sales representative at:

Oxford University Press, Inc.
2001 Evans Road
Cary, NC  27513
(800) 445-9714
custserv.us@oup.com

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