Columbia University Press Acquires Wallflower Press

We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Wallflower Press books. (For a listing of Wallflower books)

Columbia University Press has acquired worldwide rights to publish nearly 170 backlist titles from UK publisher Wallflower Press and will continue to publish approximately 15 new titles a year under the imprint named Wallflower Press beginning in September 2011 as a wholly owned imprint of Columbia University Press.

Dedicated to publishing high-quality peer-reviewed books in film studies, Wallflower Press was founded in London in 2000 by Yoram Allon. Columbia University Press has been its exclusive book distributor in North and South America. The addition of Wallflower Press’s list to Columbia University Press’s already prestigious and award-winning publications in film studies makes Columbia University Press today one of the largest publishers of academic books on film in English worldwide.

“As everyone knows, bookselling has had some tough years recently,” remarked Jim Jordan, president and director of Columbia University Press. “When Wallflower Press found itself unable to sustain business on their own after some financial setbacks, we decided to explore an alternative to losing a client that had served us well for ten years. Acquiring the publishing rights to their list and creating the imprint is the best way to keep Wallflower Press’s outstanding list around for years to come.”

Effective immediately, Columbia University Press will sell and market Wallflower Press titles outside of North and South America through our worldwide sales partnerships, including University Press Group in Europe, Footprint in Australia, and our usual sales channels throughout the rest of the world.

The Wallflower Press imprint will feature the well-known series that has defined the Wallflower Press brand as cutting-edge exploration of film theory, practice, television, and media studies such as Short Cuts, 24 Frames, and Directors’ Cut. Yoram Allon, as a freelance editor, will continue, along with his team, preparing manuscripts for publication and working with Columbia University Press and Wallflower Press’s authors.

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