Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

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Wilfrid Laurier University Press, based in Waterloo, Ontario, is a publisher of scholarly writing and is part of Wilfrid Laurier University. The fourth-largest university press in Canada, WLUP publishes work in a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences — literary criticism, aboriginal studies, sociology, environmental studies, and history among them — as well as culturally significant books of regional interest. Laurier Press also provides publishing services to scholarly associations and journals.

The mandate of Laurier Press is to introduce new and original voices into the written discourses of culture and policy in Canada and to broaden the awareness of, and interest in, Canadian writing — especially Canadian scholarly writing — with readers everywhere.

History

The Press was founded in 1974 as a non-profit enterprise. They now publish 30 titles a year, have a turnover of $1.5 million (2007/2008) and have 260 physical titles in print. Having digitized their backlist, they have made over 400 titles available electronically. WLUP has been typesetting books from electronic files since 1984 (though they do less and less of it themselves), and was one of the very first publishers to have a web presence in 1994. Their e-ventures appear through netLibrary, Questia, Ebrary, Ingram Digital and the Canadian Electronic Library. They are also participants in Google Print.

Wilfrid Laurier University Press have co-publishing arrangements with: the Canadian...
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