The University of Massachusetts Press and Tagus Press, based at UMass Dartmouth, have announced a new partnership through which UMass Press will distribute and market Tagus Press’s distinctive scholarly and trade series, as well as its textbook series and peer-reviewed journal. The partnership took effect July 1.
Tagus Press is a recognized leader in bringing the literature, history and culture of Portuguese-speaking countries and diasporas to an English-speaking audience. It will retain its editorial offices in the UMass Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, and UMass Dartmouth faculty will continue their oversight of the editorial program.
UMass Press will sell, promote and exhibit Tagus Press titles, while distribution will be provided in conjunction with Hopkins Fulfillment Services.
“Tagus Press’s focus on scholarship, literary fiction and poetry aligns beautifully with our mission at UMass Press. We’re thrilled to have them join us,” said Mary Dougherty, UMass Press director.
This partnership, established with direct support from administrations of both universities, builds upon a joint commitment to advancing knowledge in the Commonwealth, the nation and beyond.
“This new partnership will strengthen our ability to share knowledge of the Lusophone diaspora with the world,” UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson said. “We are pleased to be working with our colleagues at UMass Amherst on this endeavor.”
“I am delighted to see this collaboration in areas of complementary strength on each campus,” said Michael Malone, vice chancellor for Research and Engagement at UMass Amherst.
“This is a very exciting new chapter in the history of our publishing activity,” said Anna M. Klobucka, acting director of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture.
“This partnership will help facilitate our commitment to providing readers with engaging creative and critical works that depict the rich diversity of the Lusophone world,” said Mario Pereira, executive editor of Tagus Press.
Tagus Press currently publishes six acclaimed book series: the Adamastor Series, the Portuguese in the Americas Series, Brazilian Literature in Translation, the Bellis Azorica Book Series, Classic Histories from the Portuguese-Speaking World in Translation, and the Portuguese Language Textbook Series. Tagus Press’s scholarly journal Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies publishes original research encompassing a broad range of academic, critical and theoretical approaches.
The University of Massachusetts Press publishes scholarly, trade, and creative books that reflect the high quality and rich variety of contemporary intellectual life. It maintains an active backlist of more than 1,000 titles and publishes 40 to 50 books annually across 16 series and its regional trade imprint, Bright Leaf.