We’re thrilled to announce that two publishers are joining our growing Digital and Audio Publishing team. Paige Clunie assumed the role of digital partnerships manager on February 1, and Danielle D’Orlando will take on the newly created role of curator of audio, starting February 16.
Clunie will collaborate with PUP’s many digital partners, including institutional vendors such as DeGruyter and JSTOR, and will identify books for the Press’s specialist partnerships with, among others, Knovel; the American Council of Learned Society’s Humanities Ebook Collection; and IEEE-XPlore. Clunie joins PUP from Harvard University Press (HUP), where she was a digital sales associate and worked closely with libraries on HUP’s digital platforms, including the Loeb Classical Library.
D’Orlando, who joins PUP from Yale University Press (YUP) will imagine new opportunities for the Princeton Audio list, launched in 2018; manage audio partnerships, including with Recorded Books; oversee strategy and logistics for PUP’s in-house audio program and audio licensing; and advance strategic planning and implementation for backlist audio. At YUP D’Orlando launched the audiobook program and spent a decade serving as audio rights manager, acquisitions department manager, and book club manager. Prior to this, she worked in acquisitions at Tantor Media, a leading audiobook publisher.
These recruitments support an ambitious digital and audio strategy that positions the Press’s frontlist and backlist for global growth. Integral to this endeavour is a close focus on ebook and audio backlist potential and pricing, including the Princeton Global Discovery program—a project launched in 2020 to make available approximately 1,500 new ebooks from backlist titles.
Other major initiatives include expanded audiobook and ebook access, including direct-to-consumer website sales, projected for 2022; ongoing and proactive pursuit of opportunities for digital textbook publishing; expanded global institutional sales for ebooks; improved accessibility of formats; active intervention in reintroducing out-of-print titles into ebook circulation; and exploration of backlist opportunities for audio publication.
Finally, in continuing to value and evolve institutional library collaborations for PUP digital publishing, we’re currently working with DeGruyter to offer trial access to the more than 8,500 Princeton ebooks in their collection. The offer is good through May 30, with more details and sign-up available here: https://cloud.newsletter.degruyter.com/UPL_Trial_Copy