Founded in 1970, University Press of New England (UPNE) is an award-winning publisher supported by a consortium of member institutions including Brandeis University and Dartmouth College. UPNE has earned a reputation for excellence in scholarly, instructional, reference, literary and artistic, and general interest books. Many of these are published cooperatively with one of the member institutions and carry a joint imprint. General interest books for a national audience are published under our ForeEdge imprint, and regional books are published under the University Press of New England imprint.
The publishing program reflects strengths in the humanities, liberal arts, fine, decorative, and performing arts, literature, New England culture, and interdisciplinary studies. The Press publishes about 60 titles annually and distributes another 140 or so through its Book Partners program. A professional staff of twenty-five maintains high standards in editorial, design and production, marketing and sales, order fulfillment, and business operations.
UPNE Book Partners
UPNE Book Partners offers a variety of publishing services to small and medium-sized publishers (minimum four titles per year). Our customizable suite of services include: editing, design and production; marketing and publicity; print and digital sales and distribution; order fulfillment; customer service; and tools for inventory management. We pride ourselves on providing a personal service with high quality and attention to detail. Please contact Director Mike Burton to discuss partnering with UPNE (Michael.email@example.com).
UPNE Book Partners distributes all titles published by:
Carnegie Mellon University Press
Four Way Books
International Polar Institute Press
Northeastern University Press
Oberlin College Press
Peter E. Randall Publisher
The Sheep Meadow Press
University of New Hampshire Press
Wesleyan University Press
UPNE Book Partners distributes selected titles published by:
Art Services International
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
Middlebury College Museum of Art
New Britain Museum of American Art
Peabody Essex Museum
Vermont Folklife Center
UPNE is a member of the Association of American University Presses and the Greater Lebanon (NH) Chamber of Commerce.
What We Publish
University Press of New England publishes books for scholars, teachers, students, and the general public. The Press concentrates in American studies, literature, history, and cultural studies; art, architecture, and material culture; ethnic studies Jewish Studies; nature and the environment; New England history and culture; military history; contemporary politics and law; health and medicine. General-interest works of narrative nonfiction for a national audience are published under our ForeEdge imprint. We accept queries and proposals with sample manuscript directly from authors or from their literary agents.
Submitting Your Book Proposal
Submissions should be sent to the appropriate acquisitions editor by email. Hard copies of materials are acceptable, but must be accompanied with a self-addressed stamped envelope or some form of return postage. For University Press of New England (UPNE) and its Member Presses, please see our complete submission guidelines and list of acquisitions editors and their areas of responsibility.
Manuscripts for consideration by UPNE Book Partners distribution clients should be sent directly to their offices.
How We Select Books
judges manuscripts first for their scholarly or artistic merit, their
contribution to knowledge, and their cultural value. We also consider
how well a project fits our areas of specialization, its originality,
its style, and its likely reception in the marketplace. Projects
considered for publication undergo a rigorous peer review, and they are
evaluated by leading experts, publication editors, and an editorial
board of distinguished scholars.
How We Edit and Market Books
edits, produces, and markets books according to the highest
professional standards. We pride ourselves on the close, personal
attention we give authors and manuscripts.
copy and production editors work closely with authors in helping to
shape distinguished books. Our award-winning production department is
widely known for its exquisite design work.
book is marketed according to a comprehensive, individually designed
plan by six in-house staff members, eighteen North American sales
representatives, and four international sales groups. Books are
promoted through publicity, exhibits, reviews, advertising, direct
mail, catalogs, electronic and in-print data bases, telemarketing, Web
sites, and Internet marketing. UPNE sells books through independent and
chain retailers, wholesalers and distributors, and directly to
institutions, libraries, and individuals.
Design & Production
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