University of Toronto Press Forms Global Partnership with Combined Academic Publishers

For Immediate Release

November 1, 2023

TORONTO – University of Toronto Press (UTP) and the Mare Nostrum Group (MNG) are delighted to announce that, starting 1st April 2024, Combined Academic Publishers (CAP) will be responsible for the distribution, sales, and marketing operations for University of Toronto Press in the following territories: UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

From this April 1, 2024, orders will be supplied by Mare Nostrum Group’s fulfilment and print partner—Wiley Distribution.

Antonia Pop, Vice President, Publishing at University of Toronto Press, commented:
“With the mission to connect ideas for a better world, University of Toronto Press has deep expertise in publishing high quality content for broad readership. We are excited to work with the team at Combined Academic Publishers to help disseminate our content across so many global territories. CAP’s wide-ranging reach and truly exemplary performance history with many of the world’s leading academic publishers will undoubtably expand the market for our lists. We look forward to collaborating with CAP on this international partnership.”

David Pickering, Managing Director of the Mare Nostrum Group, stated: “We are absolutely delighted that the University of Toronto Press, one of Canada’s leading academic publishers, has chosen CAP as its international partner. The team are excited by the prospect of working with Toronto’s widely-respected list to develop and strengthen their sales reach and turnover in our territories. The evident subject synergies with some of our other client publishers, particularly in anthropology, gender, history, film, philosophy, and business (via Rotman-UTP Publishing), will enable us to significantly strengthen our marketing and sales offerings in those areas. Our extensive experience and notable track record will help to increase the impact and broaden the market for their titles for both campus and the trade.”

About University of Toronto Press:

Founded in 1901, University of Toronto Press (UTP) is Canada’s leading academic publisher and one of the largest university presses in North America. Each year, UTP publishes approximately 180 new scholarly, course, and general interest books. UTP’s reputation for excellence stems from the publication of influential authors and outstanding research, as well as a continuing dedication to groundbreaking new scholarship.

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 North 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. Its team of over 25 in-house employees provides a fully collaborative offering which complements and extends the work of its 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, its reputation has been built on the quality of their work and the results achieved.

Antonia Pop and David Pickering are available for interviews.

Media Contact:

Chris Reed, Publicist

University of Toronto Press

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