Longleaf Services is pleased to welcome the University of Virginia Press as a full-service fulfillment and publishing services client and Cork University Press as a U.S. sales, marketing, and fulfillment client. University of Virginia Press books will be available from Longleaf beginning October 1, 2016 and Cork University Press books will be available beginning January 1, 2017.
“Longleaf allows us to focus on our strategic priorities by offering a suite of services that is exceptionally well positioned in the digital and physical production and distribution supply chain,” said Mark Saunders, director of the University of Virginia Press. “We are proud to be a part of their innovative, collaborative, and transparent solution for university presses.”
“When we were looking for distribution in North America it was important that the distributor understood our business. We found the perfect fit in Longleaf Services as their niche is working with university presses. In addition we were also looking for marketing services and Longleaf also provides this option,” added Mike Collins, director of Cork University Press.
Robbie Dircks, president of Longleaf Services, added “We’re pleased to welcome the University of Virginia Press and Cork University Press to the growing list of Longleaf client publishers. The addition of new publishers under the Longleaf umbrella provides greater economies and efficiencies in our operations, letting us fulfill our mission of providing fulfillment and publishing solutions which allow our client publishers to focus on their core mission of content acquisition and dissemination.”
About Longleaf Services
Longleaf Services Inc. provides complete fulfillment services for university presses. Operating with a collaborative philosophy, it enables client publishers to enhance their competitiveness, improve operating efficiencies, and create economies of scale, resulting in better service to their customers and lowering overall operating costs for both publisher and book buyer. A 501(c)3 organization, Longleaf Services commenced operations in 2006 and currently provides services for the University of Calgary Press, Cornell University Press, the University of Georgia Press, Louisiana State University Press, the University of Nebraska Press, the University of North Carolina Press, Rutgers University Press, Syracuse University Press, and the University of the West Indies Press. Learn more about Longleaf Services at www.longleafservices.org.
In addition to traditional fulfillment services, Longleaf also offers print-on-demand, short-run printing, digital asset management, and eBook distribution through an arrangement with Ingram Content Services and its Lightning Source and CoreSource divisions. Longleaf also offers EDP services, website design and hosting through an arrangement with Supadü, and marketing relationships with Edelweiss from Above the Treeline, Bookgrabbr, and Aerbook.
About University of Virginia Press
The University of Virginia Press was founded in 1963 to advance the intellectual interests not only of the University of Virginia, but of institutions of higher learning throughout the state. The editorial program of the Press focuses primarily on the humanities and social sciences with special concentrations in American history, African American studies, southern studies, literature, ecocriticism, architecture, and regional books. The University of Virginia Press currently publishes 60 to 70 new titles annually and maintains a backlist of over 1,000 titles in print.
About Cork University Press
Cork University Press was founded in 1925. Its mission is to nurture the distinctiveness of local, regional, and national cultures and extends the reach of University College Cork to national and international communities, making evident the University’s commitment to the broad dissemination of knowledge and ideas.