Westchester Publishing Services Announces Agreement with Rutgers University Press

To Provide US-Based Full-Service Pre-Press Production Services

Danbury, Connecticut, UNITED STATES

DANBURY, Conn., Nov. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Westchester Publishing Services is pleased to announce they have entered into a multi-year contract with Rutgers University Press. Under the terms of this agreement, Westchester Publishing Services will provide editorial and composition (typesetting) services for the bulk of the monographs, trade titles, and other books Rutgers University Press publishes each year. Westchester’s market-leading production and editorial staff, its network of copyeditors, and superior composition services were important considerations for Rutgers when deciding on a firm to manage its pre-press production work. With this contract, Rutgers University Press can further pursue other areas of the book editorial and production process which are of equally significant importance, including growing the partnerships it has cultivated with other university presses including Bucknell University Press. Founded in 1936, Rutgers University Press publishes nearly 100 titles per year.

According to Micah Kleit, Director, Rutgers University Press, “Rutgers University Press is excited to select Westchester Publishing Services to help us expand our editorial and production capacity. Key reasons we selected Westchester include their focus on producing high-quality work, an incredible team, and its great reputation in the publishing industry.”

“We are delighted to be entering into this partnership with Rutgers University Press. This agreement demonstrates how partnering with a reliable vendor for editorial and production services is a cost-effective model that allows university presses to focus on their core mission of producing works of vital importance to the scholarly community,” said Susan Baker, Director of Editorial Services at Westchester Publishing Services’ Danbury, CT headquarters.

Tyler M. Carey, Director of Business Development, added, “Our partnership with Rutgers University Press continues the expansion of the work we do in the university press space, supporting editorial and production needs for more than 40 university presses. We’re proud of this partnership and the model we have built to help university presses and publishers in the trade, academic, and other publishing markets minimize their costs, condense schedules, and maintain quality.”

About Westchester Publishing Services:
Founded in 1969, Westchester Publishing Services is the only U.S. employee-owned company concentrating in editorial, composition, and digital conversion services. Westchester Publishing Services has been a trusted partner to the US publishing industry for decades with clients including Macmillan, Harvard University Press, W.W. Norton, The MIT Press, and Bloomsbury. In 2014, Westchester Publishing Services became a 100% employee-owned company through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). In 2017, Westchester Publishing Services launched a new division, Westchester K-12 Publishing Services to serve the needs of educational publishers.

For information about our expanded offerings, please contact: Tyler M. Carey, Director of Business Development at Westchester Publishing Services, at: 203-658-6581 or tyler.carey@westchesterpubsvcs.com. Further information is also available at: www.westchesterpublishingservices.com.

About Rutgers University Press:
Founded in 1936, Rutgers University Press is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge to scholars, students, and the general reading public. The Press reflects and extends the University's core mission of research, instruction, and service, and enjoys the strong support of university faculty and administration. Through its publications, the Press shapes critical issues, sparks debate, and enriches teaching throughout the world for a wide range of readers. Rutgers University Press is a leading publisher in the social sciences and humanities with core lists in film and media, sociology, anthropology, education, history of medicine, public health, as well as various interdisciplinary fields such as American, women’s, African American, Asian American, Latino/a, urban, and Jewish studies. Rutgers is a major publisher of regional books for New Jersey, New York and the Mid-Atlantic. 

Visit our website at: rutgersuniversitypress.org. Media contact: Courtney Brach, Public Relations Manager, publicity@rutgersuniversitypress.org, 848-445-7775

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