25 February 2014 | Leiden, the Netherlands – Duke University Press, the internationally renowned publisher of books and journals in the humanities and social sciences, and ACCUCOMS, the leading provider of sales and marketing services to publishers worldwide, announced a representation agreement covering India and Sri Lanka. The agreement supports Duke University Press’s ongoing strategy of delivering high qualities resources to its existing and prospective customers in this important market. ACCUCOMS will be able to offer institutional subscribers, vendors, and consortia with high-quality scientific content from Duke University Press including 48 journals, over 120 books published yearly, and five electronic collections.
Kim Steinle, Library Relations and Sales Manager at Duke University Press commented: ‘Our partnership with ACCUCOMS will help us to increase our outreach and facilitate stronger relationships with existing and potential customers in India and Sri Lanka. Duke University Press is excited to have the opportunity to work with ACCUCOMS to offer our content to such an important market’
Rakesh Malik, Commercial Director India at ACCUCOMS commented: ‘ACCUCOMS is pleased to work with Duke University Press in growing their journals and eBook sales in India. We are witnessing a growing trend by Indian libraries interested in subscribing to humanities and social sciences resources and Duke University Press, with its quality and affordable content, fits right into their requirements.’
Given the complex nature of the Indian market, ensuring that libraries are pro-actively informed on new content and resources can pose a significant challenge for publishers. ACCUCOMS allows professional publishers to easily penetrate this market to deliver in the most accurate way possible their resources to academic and corporate libraries, and to convert this effort into additional sales and revenue.
About Duke University Press
Duke University Press, internationally recognized as a prominent publisher of books and journals, publishes approximately 120 books annually and 48 journals, as well as offering five electronic collections. The Press publishes primarily in the humanities and social sciences and is known as a publisher willing to take chances with nontraditional and interdisciplinary publications. The Press seeks to pursue its objectives with vision and integrity and a commitment to the highest standards of both critical scholarly review and professional publishing judgment. www.dukeupress.edu
ACCUCOMS is an independent provider of services to academic and professional publishers around the world. Established in 2004, ACCUCOMS now operates in Europe, Turkey, North America, Latin America, India, MENA and South East Asia. ACCUCOMS’ multilingual teams offer efficient and intelligent representation, telesales and business intelligence services as well as user interaction programs to clients that range from large publishing houses to specialist society publishers. www.accucoms.com