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This is an important strategic move for Liverpool University Press

Liverpool University Press, the UK’s third oldest university press, has finalized an agreement with the University of Exeter Press to acquire its Medieval Studies, Classics and Ancient History, History, Archaeology and Landscape Studies lists, with immediate effect.

The acquisition includes the following book series: Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies, Exeter Studies in Medieval Europe, Exeter Studies in History, Exeter Maritime Studies and titles under the Bristol Phoenix Press imprint. UEP will continue to publish in Film and Performance Studies, and in South-West Studies, and to act as UK distributor for some North American academic presses.

"This is an important strategic move for Liverpool University Press, giving it world-class Medieval Studies and Classics lists to sit either side of the acclaimed Translated Texts for Historians series, a stronger presence in Maritime Studies, and some outstanding Modern History titles. We look forward to building on the foundations established by University of Exeter Press over several decades, in particular by Simon Baker and the present team, and to making much of the Exeter list available digitally for the first time,” said Anthony Cond, Managing Director of Liverpool University Press.

“In streamlining our subject range at Exeter, we are looking forward to expanding our prize-winning series, Exeter Performance Studies and Exeter Studies in Film History. UEP will also continue to publish academic local history, and to nurture and develop the substantial backlist in other areas of the humanities. The transferring lists will be in safe hands at Liverpool, with whom we have had close associations over many years; and with whom we have a shared and continuing commitment to academic publishing.” said Simon Baker, Publisher and Managing Director at University of Exeter Press.

Liverpool University Press assumes publishing responsibilities for the acquired titles with immediate effect. All stock will be available via its distribution channels - Turpin Distribution (UK, Europe and ROW) and The University of Chicago Press (North America). Turpin Distribution will be handling all UK trade returns for the acquired titles, previously distributed by NBN International. For further information or any customer queries please contact Jenny Howard (jhoward2@liverpool.ac.uk, 0151 7942234).

About Liverpool University Press

Founded in 1899, Liverpool University Press is the UK’s third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research, including the work of Nobel prize winners. Shortlisted for the IPG Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year 2012, LUP has rapidly expanded in recent years, specialising in literature, modern languages, history and visual culture. www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk

About University of Exeter Press

UEP is internationally recognised for its excellence in humanities publishing. Over fifty years dedicated to scholarly book publishing has provided it with a wealth of experience from which to continue to expand and develop its activities. www.exeterpress.co.uk

Source: Liverpool University Press/University of Exeter Press

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