Wilfrid Laurier University Press
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|Parent company||Wilfrid Laurier University|
|Headquarters location||Waterloo, Ontario|
|Distribution||University of Toronto Press (Canada)|
Ingram Publisher Services (US)
Gazelle Book Services (Europe, Asia, Africa)
Wilfrid Laurier University Press, based in Waterloo, Ontario, is a publisher of scholarly writing and is part of Wilfrid Laurier University. The fourth-largest university press in Canada, WLUP publishes work in a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences — literary criticism, indigenous studies, sociology, environmental studies, and history among them — as well as books of regional interest. Laurier Press also provides publishing services to scholarly associations and journals.
The Press was founded in 1974 as a non-profit enterprise. They now publish 30 titles a year, have a turnover of $1.5 million (2007/2008) and have 260 physical titles in print. Having digitized their backlist, they have made over 400 titles available electronically. WLUP has been typesetting books from electronic files since 1984, and was one of the first publishers to have a web presence in 1994.
Wilfrid Laurier University Press have co-publishing arrangements with: the Canadian Corporation for the Study of Religion, the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies (whose solo titles they also distribute), the Centre of International Governance Innovation, the TransCanada Institute; they distribute Cinematheque and Toronto International Film Festival titles in Canada. WLUP is represented in the trade market by Hargreaves, Fuller and Company, around the world by Gazelle Books, and in the United States by a variety of regional sales reps. Wilfrid Laurier University Press is a member of the Association of American University Presses, the Association of Canadian University Presses (and through them, the International Publishers Association), the Association of Canadian Publishers, and the Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario. They also provide pre-press, typographic, subscription and fulfillment services to a number of scholarly journals.
- "Retailers/Wholesalers – WLU Press". Retrieved 2017-12-01.