University of Pittsburgh Press Selects Longleaf Services for Fulfillment and Publishing Services

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CHAPEL HILL, NC (June 1, 2024)—Longleaf Services is pleased to welcome the University of Pittsburgh Press as its newest fulfillment and publishing services client. University of Pittsburgh Press titles will be officially available from Longleaf beginning July 1, 2024.

Peter Kracht, Director, University of Pittsburgh Press, commented: “We are very pleased to join the Longleaf family of academic presses. From the outset, the appeal of a cooperative distribution service targeted specifically to university presses, was undeniable. Longleaf’s core mission to keep costs at a minimum through shared services is perfectly suited to our needs. They also offer an intimate, hands-on approach to client relations, coupled with leading edge publishing software and distribution technologies. Their global network of services is an invaluable resource for the marketing and distribution outreach that are essential in today’s competitive publishing environment. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Longleaf Services, Inc.”

Clay Farr, CEO of Longleaf Services, added, “We are so happy to welcome the University of Pittsburgh Press to the list of distinguished client publishers we have the honor to serve. Our continued growth allows Longleaf to increase our economies of scale and operational efficiencies for the benefit of all the presses we work with. Our mission is to provide tailored combinations of fulfillment and publishing solutions that allow each press to better focus on their core mission of content acquisition and dissemination. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to support the University of Pittsburgh Press in their efforts.”

About Longleaf Services

Longleaf Services, Inc. provides complete fulfillment services for not-for-profit scholarly publishers. 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 provides distribution and publishing services for a growing list of over 20 university press in the US and abroad.

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About the University of Pittsburgh Press

The University of Pittsburgh Press is a publisher with distinguished lists in a wide range of scholarly and cultural fields. We publish books for general readers, scholars, and students.

In our efforts to acquire the best available scholarship, the Press has focused on selected academic areas: Latin American studies, Russian and East European studies, Central Asian studies, African and Asian Studies, composition and literacy studies, environmental studies, urban studies, the history of architecture and the built environment, and the history and philosophy of science, technology, and medicine. Our books about Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania include history, art, architecture, photography, biography, fiction, and guidebooks.

Our renowned Pitt Poetry Series represents many of the finest poets active today, as reflected in the many prestigious awards their work has garnered over the past four decades. In addition, the Press is home to the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry, and, in rotation with other university presses, the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. We also sponsor the prestigious Drue Heinz Literature Prize, which recognizes the finest collective works of short fiction available in an international competition.

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