Princeton University Press has granted De Gruyter non-exclusive global distribution rights to its eBooks. PUP is one of the world's most respected university presses, publishing in all areas of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
Princeton University Press Director Peter J. Dougherty believes that the partnership will increase the global dissemination of work from the top scholars and scientists published by the Press. "We are impressed with De Gruyter's digitization strategy and innovative business models. We expect their marketing and distribution reach to expand our access to global markets, particularly in Europe," Dougherty explains.
The partnership will launch with the addition of nearly 1400 current and backlist Princeton University Press eBooks to the De Gruyter Online catalog. 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 designed to vastly increase access to the rich 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 digitization strategy," says Dr. Sven Fund, Managing Director of De Gruyter. "PUP's English-language eBooks will significantly augment the attractiveness of our portfolio to libraries worldwide."