Indiana University Press, also known as IU Press, is an academic
publisher founded in 1950 at
Indiana University that specializes in
the humanities and social sciences. Its headquarters are located in
Bloomington, Indiana. IU Press publishes 140 new books annually, in
addition to 29 academic journals, and maintains a current catalog
comprising some 2,000 titles.
Indiana University Press primarily publishes in the following areas:
African, African American, Asian, cultural, Jewish, Holocaust, Middle
Eastern studies, Russian and Eastern European, and women's and gender
studies; anthropology, film studies, folklore, history, bioethics,
music, paleontology, philanthropy, philosophy, and religion. IU Press
undertakes extensive regional publishing under its Quarry Books
2 Honors and awards
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IU Press began in 1950 as part of Indiana University's post-war growth
under President Herman B. Wells. Bernard Perry, son of Harvard
philosophy professor Ralph Barton Perry, served as the first director.
IU Press's first book was a translation of Edouard de Montulé's
Travels in America, 1816-1817, published in March 1951. A total of six
books were published the first year.
In 1952, IU Press earned full membership with the Association of
American University Presses. During its first decade in operation, IU
Press published more than 200 books and increased sales from zero in
1950 to $167,000 in 1959-1960. That same decade, in 1955, it published
Rolfe Humphries's translation of the Metamorphoses of Ovid, IU Press's
all-time bestseller, having sold more than 500,000 copies to date.
Bernard Perry retired as director in 1976 and was replaced by John
Gallman who focused on the academic strengths of Indiana University.
By 1980 IU Press's annual sales neared $2 million and by 1990 had
reached $4.1 million. The Journals Division launched in 1987 with
three journals and now carries 29 in its catalog. By the end of John
Gallman's tenure as director in 2000, IU Press published 150 books
annually and reached sales of close to $7 million.
In 2004 IU Press launched Quarry Books, an imprint dedicated to
Honors and awards
In 1965, IU Press received the Centennial Medal, the highest prize of
the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission, for its role in preserving
Civil War history. IU Press's 1967 translation of volume 1 of
Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers won a National
Book Award. It was
followed by a second National
Book Award in 1970 for a translation of
Bertolt Brecht's Saint Joan of the Stockyards. In 2009 Indiana
University Press publication The United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933–1945, Volume I was
selected as the winner of the 2009 National Jewish
Book Award in the
In a ranking of scholarly publishers in political science, IUP ranked
28th among all scholarly publishers by respondent preferences for
publishers whose books they read or rely upon for the best research in
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