University of New Mexico Press and the School for Advanced Research (SAR) Press announced a publishing alliance that will renew a business relationship dating back to the 1930s.

Effective immediately, UNM Press is the distributor of SAR Press’s 187 existing titles. New books will share the imprint of both presses. US distribution will be effective immediately; UK, Europe, and Middle East fulfillment will continue uninterrupted through Eurospan; and Canadian distribution will move from Scholarly Book Services Inc. to Codasat Canada with fulfillment via University of Toronto Press Distribution in early 2016.

“The SAR board and I are excited about this agreement,” said SAR President Michael F. Brown. “UNM Press has outstanding management, a strong marketing program, and a list compatible with SAR’s. We are doubly pleased that this partnership keeps our publishing operations in the state of New Mexico.”

Founded in 1907, the School for Advanced Research is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational institution that supports innovative social science and Native American artistic creativity. Since 1972 SAR has funded the work of more than 345 scholars and artists, among whose ranks are six MacArthur Fellows and eighteen Guggenheim Fellows.

John Byram, director of UNM Press, said, “SAR Press has a rich history of producing notable, award-winning books, and UNM Press is pleased to be collaborating again with such a distinguished publishing partner. These formal distribution and co-publishing relationships will further enhance both organizations’ long-established support for scholarly research in the humanities and social sciences.”

For over 85 years, UNM Press has specialized in scholarly and trade books on subjects including anthropology, archaeology, indigenous studies, Latin American studies, American studies, Chicana/o studies, art, architecture, and the history, literature, ecology, and cultures of the American West.

As part of its public outreach mission, UNM Press also distributes titles for other publishers including The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press; La Alameda Press; Museum of New Mexico Press; New Mexico Magazine; Rose Fredrick Fine Art Publishing; SF Design, llc / Fresco Books; and West End Press.

For more information, contact: Lauren Consuelo Tussing, publicist, University of New Mexico Press, or call, (505) 277.3291.



Michael F. Brown, President

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