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03/25/93

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Cambridge, Stanford university presses to collaborate

STANFORD -- Cambridge University Press and Stanford University Press have announced the signing of an agreement for collaboration. The agreement is unprecedented in the history of either press, said officials from both organizations.

Under this arrangement, which will go into effect July 1, Cambridge University Press will assume full responsibility for the marketing, sales and distribution of Stanford University Press books outside North America.

For its part, Stanford University Press will provide the North American branch of Cambridge with premises for a West Coast editorial office, staffed by Cambridge editors who will focus primarily on publishing in the physical sciences - including mathematics, computer science and earth sciences - and, at a later stage, in medicine, biomedicine and biotechnology. As part of its responsibilities, this office will develop a program of science publishing in collaboration with Stanford Press, to be called the Stanford-Cambridge Program.

"We are enormously pleased by this agreement," said Norris Pope, acting director of Stanford University Press.

The agreement "will allow us to offer our authors the level of global marketing and distribution for their books that we believe the books merit," Pope said. "And it will allow us to work jointly with Cambridge in areas of the sciences where we lack the expertise and resources to develop a publishing program effectively on our own."

"For our part, Cambridge University Press is delighted to be able to collaborate with the distinguished press of one of the most distinguished universities in the world," said Alan Winter, director of Cambridge's North American branch.

"We expect this venture to be a fruitful and successful one, and of great strategic importance in the international development of Cambridge University Press," Winter said.

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