Princeton University Press has partnered with Glassboxx for direct-to-consumer sales of ebooks and audiobooks on its website and via the PUP app. Previously, only print editions were available to consumers directly. The press is also working to publish its backlist titles in audio. “We are dedicated to putting readers first in everything we do, a mission rooted in inclusivity, by giving them the opportunity to read in the format of their choice,” PUP director of marketing and sales Katie Hope said in a release. “As we looked to serve our readers by adding e-books and audiobooks to our existing print […]
Rutgers University Press has opened a new office in Oxford, U.K., leasing space from Princeton University Press. The expansion reflects their growth over the last several years and a shift towards an international audience. Director Micah Kleit said in a release, “Rutgers University Press has experienced dramatic growth over the last five years, increasing our output from 75 books in 2016 to just over 150 in the past fiscal year…As our list becomes more global, we feel it’s important to have a presence outside the U.S. to reflect the strength of the list and aid in its continued success.”
The National Labor Relations Board has denied Duke’s April appeal to overturn the Duke University Press Union election, the union announced on Twitter. The move means that the press is officially unionized, and will now bargain with management on a contract.
Duke University has filed yet another appeal challenging the Duke University Press Union election, the union said on Twitter. The union was certified in March, and this marks the third time the university has contested the organization with the National Labor Relations Board. According to the union, they remain certified and members hold union rights during the appeals process, unless the NLRB issues a stay or reverses course to uphold the university’s arguments. The union wrote on Twitter, “This is an appeal to what is essentially the Supreme Court of labor disputes—making the same arguments that the NLRB has rejected […]
A year after employees announced their intent to organize, the Duke University Press union has been certified. The union announced on Twitter that the National Labor Relations Board denied the university’s appeal of an October decision overruling the university’s objections to the election. The union joins the The NewsGuild-CWA’s Washington-Baltimore Local 32035.
Oxford University Press USA staffers voted Friday to certify OUP USA Guild as an official union with the support of 80 percent of eligible employees. The NewsGuild-CWA says the group is the first major academic publisher to join the union. OUP USA president Niko Pfund commented: “We wanted this decision to be made via a democratic election and, now that it has been, we look forward to moving ahead to the next step. I’m grateful to all our colleagues who participated in this process, in particular for everyone’s civility and their sustained commitment to a sense of community.” The vote […]