Following an agreement announced recently with The University of Chicago Press, De Gruyter has signed a further agreement with the University of California Press (UC Press) for the international distribution of 2,500 UC Press e-book titles on degruyter.com, comprised of approximately 500 frontlist titles and 2,000 backlist titles.
Furthermore, De Gruyter will digitize approximately 2,250 titles from the UC Press archive, which is internationally renowned for its particular strength in the social sciences and humanities. De Gruyter will have exclusive marketing and sales rights for the archive for three years once the digitization is complete.
“As part of its mission, UC Press has strived to disseminate scholarship and research far and wide for more than 125 years, and to keep as much of its publishing in print as possible. By partnering with De Gruyter and using its technological capabilities, we will we be able to finally make hundreds of titles available to new and far-reaching international readers – be they professors, students, researchers – through the easily accessible e-book publishing platform,” said Tim Sullivan, UC Press Executive Director.
“We are very pleased to be working with the University of California Press going forward, especially given the outstanding reputation of the scholarship it publishes,” said Steve Fallon, Vice President Americas and Strategic Partnerships at 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.”