COOPERATIVE ADVERTISING PROGRAM
The Association continues its Cooperative Advertising Program; offering discounted advertising rates in 15 publications to AUPresses members. In May, October, and November 2022, member presses participated in cooperative advertisements that appeared in The Nation. In addition to The Nation fall and spring discount offers, AUPresses members participated in cooperative advertisements in BOMB, Harper’s Magazine, SST Media Group, and The New York Times Book Review. Other publications offering discounted advertising via the cooperative program are: The American Scholar, Bay Nature, Bitch Media, Bookshop, Issues in Science and Technology, New Left Review, Parabola, The Progressive, Science News Magazine, and Tricycle.
COOPERATIVE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITS
The Association offers exhibiting opportunities, often in partnership with international book trade fairs.
After a two-year pause as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, AUPresses returned to the Feria International del Libro Universitario (FILUNI) in 2022. AUPresses hosted a collective exhibit space for members for FILUNI 2022, which took place on August 30-September 4 in Mexico City.
Eleven member presses—University of Arizona Press, Bucknell University Press, Catholic University of America Press, Columbia University Press, Georgetown University Press, IMF Publications (International Monetary Fund), Johns Hopkins University Press, The National Academies Press, Northwestern University Press, Rutgers University Press, and Temple University Press—participated in this AUPresses cooperative stand.
AUPresses has offered discounted exhibit space for members at the fair, which is organized by the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) through its press, since the fair’s inaugural edition in 2017. FILUNI planned and set up the space, while AUPresses staff coordinated the outreach, display set up, and billing for the collective. AUPresses Membership and Program Communications Manager Kate Kolendo managed the booth throughout the fair.
FILUNI is the first international university press book fair hosted in Latin America, drawing university press publishers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, USA, Spain, Peru, and Mexico.
London Book Fair
The Association continued its long-time partnership with Reed Exhibitions to offer discounted exhibit space within an AUPresses branded pavilion at the 2023 London Book Fair, which was held April 18-20 at Olympia London.
Nine member presses—Aarhus University Press, Georgetown University Press, Hong Kong University Press, Johns Hopkins University Press, Liverpool University Press, National Academies Press, Penn State University Press, UCL Press, and University of Washington Press—joined AUPresses in its collective booth.
Reed offered the exhibiting packages, planned the space, and handled reservations and billing for booth participants. AUPresses Membership and Program Communications Manager Kate Kolendo was present for organizational support during the fair.
MEMBER DISCOUNT PROGRAMS
Members are eligible for a discounted subscription to the NetGalley digital galley service. NetGalley offers the real-time transmission of digital galleys and multimedia press kits. Publishers can also allow readers to request a printed galley. NetGalley’s registered readers include librarians, booksellers, bloggers, reviewers, and instructors; and NetGalley services are available in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, France, Germany, and Japan. AUPresses members may request online demonstrations of the service.
Association members have access to the Publisher Alley sales analysis tool at discounted rates. Publisher Alley is an online database of inventory and sales information offered through GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO.