Notre Dame Press joins Combined Academic Publishers for distribution and sales in EMEA and APAC

Author: Kathryn Pitts

The University of Notre Dame Press (UNDP) is delighted to announce that starting March 1, 2020, Combined Academic Publishers (CAP) will be responsible for its distribution, sales, and marketing operation in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. From this date CAP will replace Eurospan as UNDP’s distributor in these territories, and orders will be supplied by Mare Nostrum Group’s fulfillment and print partner—Marston Book Services.

Michelle Sybert, Sales and Development Director at Notre Dame Press, says, “Our books and authors confront global challenges and themes and offer new ideas and solutions to a world that faces an increasing number of imposing challenges. We have been impressed with Combined Academic Publishers’ initiatives to promote and sell university press books, and we look forward to growing our international reach through this new partnership.”

David Pickering, Managing Director of Combined Academic Publishers, commented, "We are delighted to have been chosen as the partner of such an important university press publisher and our team is excited by the prospect of strengthening and developing UNDP's international marketing operation. There are potentially advantageous synergies between UNDP’s list and those of some of our current clients—we feel that this will strengthen our offering in certain subject areas. Having successfully taken on other American university press operations in EMEA and APAC we feel well placed to help UNDP improve turnover in such an important territory."

University of Notre Dame Press
The University of Notre Dame Press, the largest Catholic university press in the world, publishes academic and general interest books that engage the most enduring questions of our time. The Press believes in the power of research to advance knowledge and impact lives, and of our books to connect scholars, experts, students, and readers in order to encourage intellectual exploration and enrich conversations on campus, across the country, and around the world. We are committed to maintaining an innovative and sustainable publishing program that makes accessible the ideas of today’s leading experts while fostering the next generation of scholars and thinkers.

Combined Academic Publishers
Combined Academic Publishers is a division of the Mare Nostrum Group and offers print and digital distribution, sales, and marketing services exclusively to American university presses. The Mare Nostrum Group is an experienced publishing company providing a comprehensive range of services, including print and digital distribution, sales, marketing, data management, and consultancy services to commercial and university press academic publishers. Our team of over 20 in-house employees provides a fully collaborative offering which complements and extends the work of our client publishers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. With a history of providing sales growth, marketing excellence, and business solutions for new and existing clients, our reputation has been built on the quality of our work and the results achieved.

For more information, contact: Kathryn Pitts,, 574.631.3267