New USA distributor for Wits University Press  & digital distribution networks in place

We are delighted to announce that New York University Press is from April 2018 handling the sales, marketing, and distribution services for Wits University Press publications in North and South America.

Wits Press publications should be available for digital and print distribution in the US by June 2018.

Veronica Klipp, publisher of Wits Press said, “we chose to partner with NYU Press because of the quality of their publishing, distribution and marketing and, as the only African publisher represented by them, we hope that our titles will add a new dimension to their offering. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to work with such an exciting and nimble publisher.”

NYU Press is a prestigious academic publisher with an excellent distribution network into the scholarly market, which will ensure that Wits Press publications receive dedicated and informed marketing and sales attention from their team.

NYUPress puts out seasonal catalogues of new books twice yearly, in Fall and Spring. Wits Press titles published in the last 18 – 24 months are included in the Fall 2018 catalogue which has already been sent to African Studies scholars and university lecturers at US institutions.

For your reference and for sharing with your colleagues in the US, you can find Wits Press titles here:


eBooks/Digital Versions:

Wits Press has expanded its digital footprint and worked for the past three years on the digitisation of its publications. From 2018, all new book releases are simultaneously available in digital and print formats, including print-on-demand (POD).  Over the next few years a full backlist of books will be digitised and available from select e-retail and distribution partners worldwide.

NYUPress’ web retail partners include Kindle, Google, Amazon, Kobo and others.


Digital versions of publications are now available for sale to all academic and institutional libraries through EBSCO, JSTOR, Project Muse, ProQuest and Cambridge Core, CUP’s online platform.


By partnering with NYU Press and digital aggregators, Wits Press is confident that its footprint in the North and South American market, as well as institutions globally, will be greatly improved.


How to order our books:

From North and South America:

Retailer (Bookshop) and Wholesale orders:

Phone 855-802-8236   or [email protected]

Consumer orders: [email protected]  or visit


Desk or examination copies:

Lecturers who wish to prescribe a book for a course in the USA or Canada or the Caribbean, South America or Mexico can request a desk or exam copy from


From UK and Europe:

In the UK and Europe our books are available from Eurospan, academic sales & marketing

+44 (0)20 7240 0856


 From South Africa:

In South Africa retail orders can be placed with Blue Weaver:

Tel: 021 701 4477 or [email protected]


 For all enquiries you can contact Corina van der Spoel on [email protected]

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