OUP is an international organization. Our two main academic publishing units are based in Oxford, UK, and New York, USA, where we have had an established office since 1896. Marketers in both our New York and Oxford offices will be involved in the marketing of your book from an early stage. Our team in New York is responsible for promotions in the USA, and the marketing group in Oxford for the rest of the world - both will use their territory knowledge to ensure your book is promoted successfully in their markets.
Our Oxford office will also work closely with OUP's international marketers in our branches such as Japan, Australia, New Zealand, India, Hong-Kong, and Southern Africa. Our network of international branches will ensure exposure for your book to key communities in their countries.
Our two major distribution centres, at Cary in North Carolina, USA, and Kettering, UK,
hold some 60 million volumes at one time and employ all the latest logistics
technologies. Orders can be placed by telephone, fax, post, or email, or ordered
online; all orders are dispatched rapidly from available stock. Our branch offices
also hold a wide selection of OUP titles.
For more information on our sales and marketing activities, see Sales channels and Marketing activities
OUP was named Publisher of the Year and Distributor of the Year by the UK Booksellers Association in 2012. It was the seventh time in eight years that OUP had collected the Publisher of the Year award, and the eighth year in a row that we won the Distributor of the Year prize at the Conference for Academic, Professional & Specialist Booksellers awards ceremony. This demonstrates the excellent service levels we offer to the book trade at all levels, from the standard of our publishing and the efficiency of our distribution, to the quality of our relationships at both head office and individual sales representative level.
Working with authors
We value author feedback and find that the most successfully marketed books are those where we have worked in liaison with authors from an early stage. We will send you an Author Questionnaire along with your contract and will ask you to provide information to help us accurately represent your book and effectively take it to market.
For more information, see Marketing - how authors can help