Princeton University Press (PUP) is thrilled to announce a new marketing, sales, and distribution partnership with Zone Books, an independent, nonprofit publisher of arts, humanities, and social science titles. Beginning July 1, 2020, PUP will manage sales for Zone’s complete front- and backlist catalog of more than one hundred cloth and paperback titles, both English original and translated works, with four to six new releases annually. PUP will support Zone’s list through international and domestic sales, marketing, and distribution of print and digital, with Zone overseeing acquisitions, production, and jacket design.
According to PUP Director Christie Henry, “Zone books are exemplary in content and form and have shaped intellect and inquiry across the globe. PUP shares with them both authors and commitments to book publishing excellence. It’s a pleasure and privilege to enter into this new partnership.”
Zone’s list includes titles by Gilles Deleuze, Lorraine Daston, Chris Marker, and Erwin Panofsky, as well as a respected and award-winning roster of contemporary writers, such as Eyal Weizman, founder of the investigative research group Forensic Architecture, and political theorist Wendy Brown, who writes on neoliberalism and “wall building” in the contemporary nation-state. Upcoming cloth releases include Dissimilar Similitudes: Devotional Objects in Late Medieval Europe by Caroline Walker Bynum (September 2020); Absentees: On Variously Missing Persons by Daniel Heller-Roazen (Spring 2021); and Bizarre-Privileged Items in the Universe: Toward a Logic of Likeness by Paul North (Spring 2021). Paperback releases will include the acclaimed Bob Dylan: How the Songs Work by Timothy Hampton (paperback release, September 2020), which, critic Greil Marcus wrote, “turns analysis into a form of suspense.”
“Zone is very excited about this new collaboration. We have been long-time admirers of PUP and feel as though we are kindred publishing spirits. We look forward to the synergy of integrating Zone’s list amidst Princeton’s esteemed titles and authors,” comments Meighan Gale, Managing Director of Zone Books.
Zone has been distributed by the MIT Press, which will continue distribution operations through June 30, 2020. From July 1 on, Zone books will be available for purchase through the PUP website, as well as through all major retail and wholesale channels.
About Zone Books
Founded in 1985, Zone Books is an independent nonprofit publisher in the humanities and social sciences, with a special focus on interdisciplinary projects. Zone publishes original works by international scholars of philosophy, history, art history, cultural and sound studies, as well as political and social theory that have changed conversations across disciplines. Zone Books are edited by Jonathan Crary, Michel Feher, Hal Foster, and Ramona Naddaff, and designed by Julie Fry, based on an original concept by Bruce Mau. For more information, see https://www.zonebooks.org/