News | PenguinRandomHouse | New York, 10/16/2019

MIT Press To Rely On PRH Publisher Services

Penguin Random House Publisher Services is taking over sales and distribution for MIT Press. The agreement covers the renowned academic publisher’s rich backlist as well as new titles. Every year, MIT Press publishes around 300 new titles by renowned researchers from various disciplines, as well as its own scientific journal series.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge is one of the world’s most renowned research institutions. Established in 1962, MIT Press, with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, is one of the largest and most respected university presses. From July 2020, this publisher will be a client of Penguin Random House Publisher Services (PRHPS). The non-profit organization and the Penguin Random House subsidiary have now agreed a multi-year sales and distribution partnership: PRHPS will take over the sales and distribution of the entire MIT Press frontlist and backlist. Worldwide.

One of the leading academic publishers

MIT Press is one of the leading academic publishers in the fields of technology, art, social sciences, and design. It publishes around 300 new titles a year and has an outstanding catalog with authors such as Noam Chomsky, John Maeda, Vaclav Smil, and Sherry Turkle. In addition, MIT Press also publishes several series of scientific journals.

Jeff Abraham, President, Penguin Random House Publisher Services, says, “We see this as a groundbreaking partnership that brings together one of the most prestigious and influential university presses with trade-publishing’s standard-setting supply chain and Penguin Random House sales force. This is an exciting opportunity for us both, and we are delighted to welcome the MIT Press to our distinguished list of publishers with whom we are privileged collaborators.”

Amy Brand, Director of MIT Press, says, “In Penguin Random House Publisher Services, we have found a robust and globally knowledgeable partner to support our mission to bring the transformative work of our authors and the presses we distribute to the broadest possible audience. With an expanding trade program across a range of disciplines, we welcome the opportunity to introduce more readers to the intellectual daring, interdisciplinary focus, and distinctive design that are the hallmarks of our publishing program.”