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Columbia University Press Selects De Gruyter as Distribution Partner for Electronic Content

April 23, 2015

Columbia University Press and De Gruyter are proud to announce their global distribution partnership for ebook content. De Gruyter will electronically distribute a selection of current CUP publications and an extensive backlist of over 1,000 eBooks. Furthermore, in a joint digitalization project, over 3,000 out-of-print titles will be made available as eBooks and hardcover reprints. This transatlantic partnership will expand the international reach of Columbia University Press while also strengthening De Gruyter's catalog with a wide range of high-quality academic publications.

"We were impressed by De Gruyter's international distribution team as well as their innovative business models for libraries," says Jennifer Crewe, director of Columbia University Press. "This exciting new partnership offers an excellent opportunity to sell our current ebooks, and to make the outstanding Columbia University Press archive visible and available once again."

Columbia University Press, the fourth-oldest university press in the US, publishes outstanding original works in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. All Columbia University Press eBooks will be offered at De Gruyter Online.

"For us, the partnership with Columbia University Press is clear win," says Carsten Buhr, managing director of De Gruyter. "We're certain that CUP content will be of great interest to academics, libraries, and the lay public around the globe, and we're excited about the months ahead.”