The University of Chicago Press and De Gruyter have formed a commercial partnership for the global distribution of 2,500 University of Chicago Press frontlist and backlist e-book titles on degruyter.com.
Furthermore, De Gruyter and the University of Chicago Press will partner to scan the Press’s archive of approximately 6,000 undigitized titles. De Gruyter will have exclusive marketing and sales rights for that archive collection for three years once the digitization is complete.
The University of Chicago Press published its first book in 1892, and since then has published more than 11,000 books for scholars, students, and general readers. It has more than 5,000 books in print, including such well-known works as The Chicago Manual of Style; The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, by Thomas Kuhn; A River Runs Through It, by Norman Maclean; and The Road to Serfdom, by F. A. Hayek.
“We are looking forward to the partnership with De Gruyter since it has the potential not only to increase international access to the scholarship that the University of Chicago Press publishes, but also, in digitizing our archive, to bring a significant portion of the Press’s historical publications out of the stacks and storage facilities and into ready reach of the scholarly community,” said Garrett Kiely, Director, the University of Chicago Press.
“We are very pleased to be working with the University of Chicago Press going forward, especially given the outstanding reputation of the scholarship it publishes,” said Steve Fallon, Director of the Publisher Partner Program De Gruyter. “The partnership demonstrates how university presses and independent publishers can cooperate for mutual benefit and positions degruyter.com as the source for premier content from top tier university presses.”