Leiden, The Netherlands – ACCUCOMS and The University of Chicago Press are delighted to announce a major new agreement for sales representation in Europe, Turkey, Latin and South America, India, Middle East and North Africa.
One of the oldest and most influential university presses in the world, The University of Chicago Press publishes nearly 70 journals in the social sciences, humanities, and general sciences. Many of the prestigious titles published by the Press have over a century of continuous publication and are considered the leading titles in their fields.
Recently, The University of Chicago Press announced the launch of its new journals publishing platform in 2016, an investment that will offer its customers an experience reflecting the most advanced developments in electronic publishing.
Michael Magoulias, Journals Director at the University of Chicago Press, says, “The development of our new platform is a major undertaking that requires the kind of feet-on-the-ground sales expertise for which ACCUCOMS is known. ACCUCOMS is an ideal partner to represent our journals program to new and existing customers.”
The 3-year deal between Accucoms and The University of Chicago Press will focus on bringing the premium scholarship published by the Press to several growth markets, securing mutually beneficial arrangements with Consortia groups, and introducing existing customers in more mature markets to the benefits of the new platform. Egon Menardi, Commercial Director at ACCUCOMS commented, “ACCUCOMS is very pleased to be partnering with such an important publisher. Using our in-depth market knowledge, ACCUCOMS is able to offer publishers a tailor-made sales strategy for each territory. For many years we have worked with The University of Chicago Press on telemarketing projects and we understand their business aims perfectly. Our teams are excited to now be performing continuous, proactive sales activity.”
The agreement with The University of Chicago Press follows on from recent representation agreements with other humanities and social science publishers including University of California Press and Duke University Press.
Egon Menardi further commented; “We are seeing a growing trend for humanities publishers to fully invest in proactive sales activity. This has been driven by an increased need for this type of content in growth markets such as India, Latin America and Middle East.”
For more information about The University of Chicago Press’s journals portfolio, contact the Press or your local ACCUCOMS representative.