Starting January 2014 Transcript, an academic publisher in the cultural and social sciences, will work with De Gruyter for the distribution of its electronic books and journals. De Gruyter will sell the publisher’s content to libraries, retailers, and end customers through its distribution platform, De Gruyter Online.
"De Gruyter impressed us with its expertise in electronic distribution," says Karin Werner, who manages Transcript together with Roswitha Gost. Starting in 2014 De Gruyter will offer four journals and some 350 new book titles annually – 15% of them in English – through its global sales platform.
Transcript is one of the leading academic publishers in the German-speaking world in the cultural, social, and media sciences; in art and architectural theory; as well as in history, philosophy, and culture management. Transcript publishes some 100 series in these fields, as well as the renowned journal Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaft ("Journal for Cultural Science").
"By partnering with Transcript we will acquire high-quality content that will further strengthen our importance to libraries," says Sven Fund, Managing Director of De Gruyter. "The partnership will enrich our catalog in the cultural and social sciences with first-class publications, augmenting our significance in these fields."
All new publications from Transcript will be integrated into the 2014 eBook packages offered by De Gruyter for specific subject areas. Package contents will be announced this spring. Transcript's complete backlist of 2,000 books will also be digitized in 2014 and offered by De Gruyter electronically.