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Wilfrid Laurier University Press: Transforming Ideas

Scholarly books can transform processes, minds, and cultures. By publishing work of scholarly integrity in various formats, skillfully edited, designed, produced, and marketed, we participate in this transformation and advance new developments in scholarly discourse, contribute to education within and beyond the university, and reflect both our local and global community through the world of ideas.

Founded in 1974, Wilfrid Laurier University Press has established a reputation for excellence in scholarly publishing in the areas of history, literature, sociology, social work, life writing, film and media studies, aboriginal studies, women’s studies, philosophy, and religious studies. We publish 30—35 titles a year and have over 365 titles in print.

We have been typesetting books electronically since 1984, and in 1994 became one of the first scholarly publishers in Canada to establish a Web presence. We have digitized our backlist, and WLU Press ebooks are available from Academic Pub/Sharedbook, Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble's Nook, Baker & Taylor's Blio, EBSCO/NetLibrary, EBL/Ebooks Corporation, Ebrary/Canadian Electronic Library, Google Editions, Ingram Digital/MyiLibrary, Kobo, Overdrive, PaperC GMB, Project MUSE (UPCC), and SONY Reader. Course pack opportunities are available from Academic Pub/ Sharedbook. We are also participants in Google Print.

Our commitment to scholarly communication continues after publication with worldwide marketing and distribution and ongoing contact and cooperation with our authors. We have international distribution and sales representation and a presence at national and international book fairs and academic meetings.

We have co-publishing partnerships with a range of organizations working with ideas, including the Canadian Corporation for the Study of Religion, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, the Association for Bahá’í Studies, and the Toronto International Film Festival. We are members 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, the Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario, and the Canadian Booksellers Association. We provide prepress, typographic, subscription, and fulfillment services to a range of scholarly journals.

We welcome proposals in the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. We publish scholarly monographs and collections, trade books based on sound scholarship, and textbooks. We do not generally publish original fiction or poetry, children’s books, conference proceedings, or unrevised theses.

Awards

Our titles have won or been short-listed for a number of awards:

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