Manchester University Press
is the university press
of the University of Manchester
and a publisher of academic books and journals. Manchester University Press has developed into an international publisher. It maintains its links with the University and is the third largest university press in the United Kingdom
after Oxford University Press
and Cambridge University Press
Manchester University Press publishes textbooks for academic teaching in higher education. It produces around 140 new books and sells around 150,000 books annually. It also publishes 11 journals: about half the output is exported.
The historical legacy is still apparent: around one third of the books published today are on History. Other areas of expertise are Politics and International Law, Literature and Theatre Studies, and Visual Culture.
In the United States of America MUP books are marketed and distributed by Palgrave, in Canada by the University of British Columbia
Press, and in Australia by Footprint Books: all other global territories are covered from Manchester itself.
From the ending of the agreement with Longmans (in the 1930s) all publishing functions had taken place in house; Editorial, Production, Marketing, Accounts and Distribution. However, in March 2006 the Accounts and Distribution function was outsourced to NBN International in Plymouth, allowing the business to expand. The offices of the Press are in the University's Coupland 3 Building (Old Medical School... Read More