The University of Virginia Press and the University of Delaware Press have formed a partnership under which the University of Delaware Press will retain its editorial office, its board of editors and its administrative home in the Morris Library at the university's flagship campus in Newark while UVA Press will provide manuscript editorial, design and production services for the press. In addition, all Delaware Press titles will be sold and marketed alongside UVA Press titles, with a University of Delaware Press section highlighted in the UVA Press seasonal catalogue. Distribution will be provided in conjunction with UVA Press titles through Longleaf Services. The partnership is effective July 1.
"The UD Press is excited to enter into this partnership with UVA Press, a well-respected publisher in fields that complement our own list," University of Delaware Press director Julia Oestreich said. "Our presses share a commitment to publishing rigorous, innovative scholarship, while understanding the positive impact university presses make on their campuses and in the scholarly ecosystem as a whole. This partnership will allow both presses to increase their own such impact, and will provide Delaware with new sales, marketing, and digital publishing opportunities, including access to UVA's groundbreaking Rotunda platform."
Mark H. Saunders, director of UVA Press, added: "For many years, university presses have banded together to achieve the advantages of scale in fulfillment and other services while maintaining the quality and integrity of their individual editorial programs. The current publishing landscape provides exciting opportunities to extend this tradition to include digital publication tools and platforms. Partnering with UD Press exemplifies the enduring spirit of mission-driven scholarly publishing characterized by quality content, technical innovation, and sound business practice."
Founded in 1922, the University of Delaware Press focuses on the arts and humanities, particularly literary studies, art history and material culture. It is an important publisher in early modern and 18th-century studies, whose series include Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture, the Early Modern Exchange, Performing Celebrity and Early Modern Feminisms.
Founded in 1963, the University of Virginia Press publishes 65-75 titles annually, focusing on the humanities and social sciences with concentrations in American history, African American studies, Southern studies, literature, architectural and environmental history and regional books.