Combined Academic Publishers to provide distribution, sales, and marketing services for Rutgers University Press in EMEA and APAC

The Mare Nostrum Group is delighted to announce that from the 1st July 2023 Combined Academic Publishers (CAP) will be responsible for the distribution, sales, and marketing operations for Rutgers University Press in the following territories: UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. From this date CAP will replace Eurospan as distributor, and orders will be supplied by Mare Nostrum Group’s fulfilment and print partner—Wiley Distribution. 

Micah Kleit, director at the press, commented: 

“Rutgers University Press has been growing rapidly in the last five years, and we are excited to work with the team at CAP on helping our sales truly take off outside of North America. We are delighted to begin a partnership with a sales group that is engaged, excited for our books, and takes a dynamic approach to academic and trade sales in its territories. We are looking forward to many years of collaboration and partnership to come.”

David Pickering, managing director of the Mare Nostrum Group, commented: 

“We are delighted that Rutgers has chosen CAP as its international partner and the team are excited by the prospect of developing and strengthening Rutgers’ sales reach and turnover in our territories. There are some advantageous synergies between the Rutgers list and those of some of our other university press clients, particularly in film and media, anthropology, and Jewish studies; we know that this will further strengthen our marketing and sales offering in those subject areas. We share Rutgers’ ambition for their publications and feel that our experience and track record will assist us as we build the appreciation and sales of this exciting list.”

About Rutgers University Press: 

Rutgers University Press is a leading publisher of general interest and scholarly books in the social sciences and the humanities. Bestsellers include the Harlem Renaissance novellas by Nella Larsen, Quicksand and Passing; Martin Bernal’s controversial three volume Black Athena, winner of the American Book Award; Ignition!, a quirky history of the early days of rocket development; and the highly regarded A Short History of Film, now in its third edition. Rutgers University Press is headquartered in New Brunswick, at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. RUP is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge to scholars, students, and the general reading public. The press reflects and extends the university’s core mission of research, instruction, and service. We enhance the work of our authors through exceptional publications that shape critical issues, spark debate, and enrich teaching throughout the world for a wide range of readers. 

About Combined Academic Publishers: 

Combined Academic Publishers is a division of the Mare Nostrum Group and offers print and digital distribution, sales, and marketing services exclusively to American university presses. The Mare Nostrum Group is an experienced publishing company providing a comprehensive range of services, including print and digital distribution, sales, marketing, data management, recruitment, and consultancy services to commercial and academic publishers. Our team of over 20 in-house employees provides a fully collaborative offering which complements and extends the work of our client publishers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. With a history of providing sales growth, marketing excellence, and business solutions for new and existing clients, our reputation has been built on the quality of our work and the results achieved. | Tel: +44 (0)1423 526350