New Distribution Arrangements in the Americas April 27, 2016 18:57

April 28, for immediate release

National University of Singapore Press is pleased to announce a new marketing and distribution partnership with the University of Chicago Press

 Effective July 1, 2016, books from NUS Press will be distributed, sold, and marketed by the University of Chicago Press in North and South America. 

 The National University of Singapore Press is heir to a tradition of academic publishing in Singapore that dates back some sixty years, starting with the work of the Publishing Committee of the University of Malaya, beginning in 1954. It publishes scholarly titles, as well as books for the general public, with an emphasis on the humanities and social sciences, Southeast Asia, and Asian Studies more broadly.

 “We publish from Asia, and principally on Asian subjects, but our audience is global,” says press director Peter Schoppert, “and so good distribution in the Americas is a priority. We’ve long been impressed with the marketing and distribution capabilities of the University of Chicago Press and its Chicago Distribution Center, which serves many of our peers in the American and international university press community. The United States is our third largest market, and we are thrilled to be working with Chicago to further improve our reach here.”

 “We’re excited to be working with the National University of Singapore Press and look forward to serving their needs,” commented Chicago Distribution Center director Don Linn.

 Garrett Kiely, director of the University of Chicago Press, further said, “We are honoured to partner with this distinctive press, whose distinguished contributions to Asian studies will complement our dynamic list of client publishers.”

 NUS Press joins the University of Chicago Press’s list of distributed publishers that includes the American Meteorological Society; Amsterdam University Press; the Bard Graduate Center; the Bodleian Library; Conservation International; Diaphanes; GTA Verlag; Intellect Books; Leiden University Press; Pluto Press; Policy Press at the University of Bristol; Prickly Paradigm Press; Reaktion Books; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Royal Collection Trust; Scheidegger and Spiess; Seagull Books; and Zed Books, among others.

All backlist and forthcoming titles will ship from the Chicago Distribution Center beginning July 1, 2016.

Booksellers in the Americas should contact the University of Chicago Press sales team:

The University of Chicago Press
Chicago Distribution Center
11030 South Langley
Chicago, IL 60628 USA
Telephone: +1-800-621-2736 (US & Canada); +1 (773) 702-7000 (Rest of world)

Among the titles to be offered in the Fall 2016 University of Chicago catalog are two books targeted at the general, or trade, audience:


Nemesis: The First Iron Warship and Her World
by Adrian G. Marshall
ISBN-13: 978-9971-69-822-5 Paperback US$28.00

Launched in 1839, Nemesis was the first of a generation of iron-clad, steam-powered naval vessels that established British dominance in Asian waters in the nineteenth century. The world’s first iron warship, Nemesis was commissioned by the Secret Committee of the East India Company and covertly built in three months. It was the first vessel with truly watertight compartments, and the first iron vessel to round the Cape of Good Hope. But despite the ship’s impressive history and its important role as a symbol of Western military superiority, there has never been a book dedicated to its story—until now. In this book, Adrian G. Marshall provides an accessible and compelling account of the Nemesis, dispelling much of the mystery that has surrounded its origins and exploits.


Revolution in the City of Heroes: A Memoir of the Battle that Sparked Indonesia’s National Revolution
by Suhario Padmodiwiryo
translated by Frank Palmos
ISBN-13: 978-9971-69-844-7 Paperback US$24.00

In October of 1945, newly liberated from almost four years under brutal Japanese control, the people of Indonesia faced great uncertainty. As the British Army attempted to take control of the city of Surabaya, trying to maintain order and deal with the surrender of Japanese personnel, the actions of the British were interpreted by young residents of the city as a plan to restore colonial rule. In response, the youth took up arms and tried to repel the British force. Holding off British reinforcements for two weeks, they battled tanks and heavy artillery with nothing more than light weapons and sheer audacity. Though eventually defeated, Surabaya’s defenders had set the stage for Indonesia’s national revolution.

For more information please contact:

Sebastian Song ( / +65 9621-6137)
Chye Shu Wen ( / + 65 8157-1818)