UBC Press partners with Universitas Press

Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

UBC Press is now the exclusive Canadian distributor for all the titles published by Montreal-based publisher Universitas Press. The partnership between UBC Press and Universitas Press has at its core the promotion of Canadian academic publishing excellence and bringing to individuals, scholars, libraries, and retailers the quality books published by local, independent academic publishers.

Universitas Press is a Montreal-based independent academic press, founded in 2014. Committed to publishing relevant, peer-reviewed work by academics and independent researchers in the humanities and social sciences, as well as books for use the classroom, UP brings students, instructors, and researchers high-quality editorial and academic texts. With books that address well-identified readers, the Press’s main aim is to publish books that make sense of the world. Thematic volumes and monographs aim to introduce new concepts and trends that challenge pre-conceived and outdated narratives. In the literary field, editions of classics – student editions, scholarly, or critical editions – and anthologies cater to today’s students by presenting material in an engaging, appropriate, and culturally sensitive way.

Commenting on the new distribution arrangement, Universitas editor-in-chief,  Dr. Cristina Artenie, says “We are very excited about this partnership and are looking forward to working with the UBC Press team. Our books are in good hands.”  Melissa Pitts, director of UBC Press, is equally pleased, stating “We are delighted to be working with Universitas Press, a passionately engaged and visionary publisher. We expect a strong response to their books and editorial acumen. Great things will follow.”

UBC Press is Canada’s leading social sciences publisher. Established in 1971, the Press publishes sophisticated and transformative works by authors whose thought and research pushes the boundaries of scholarly discourse and makes a vital contribution to the democratic exchange of ideas. UBC Press is also the distributor for several fine Canadian and foreign publishers, bringing a diversity of scholarship and books for general readers to Canadian audiences.

Orders for Universitas Press books should be directed to UBC Press, c/o UTP Distribution, (416) 667-7791or 1-800-565-9523, Sales representation by Ampersand Inc.

Posted by Megan M.
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