Mon, 04/02/2013 - 08:00
CUP is to explore Shakespeare's relationship to the book trade and how his bookselling contemporaries championed his work—hand-selling, 16th-century style.
Shakespeare and the Book Trade by Lukas Erne will be released as a £27.99 hardback in April. The book examines how Shakespeare's plays were published...
Thu, 15/12/2011 - 09:57
Cambridge University Press has reported a ninth successive year of growth in the 12 months to end April 2011, as well as announcing a restructure aimed at making the company "more responsive in the digital environment".
Sales of books and journals were up 12% to £224.9m in the latest set of results, with overall...
Thu, 22/07/2010 - 15:46
I spend far too much of my time thinking about the music business. It's partly the emotional attachment formed by spending my formative years listening to jangly guitar bands on scratched black slabs of vinyl. It's partly professional too, though: I work in a similar industry, and if it's wise to learn from your mistakes, it's even wiser and...
Wed, 23/06/2010 - 08:45
Cambridge University Press has appointed Peter Phillips as its new chief operating officer as of this autumn. Phillips will take up the reins on 4th October, when he will join the Press Board and work closely with chief executive Stephen Bourne, and chief financial officer Steve Miller, in planning and managing the overall direction of the...
Mon, 14/09/2009 - 07:33
Directors at Cambridge University Press spent nearly £330,000 on travel and entertaining in the year CUP laid off 50 staff. CUP chief executive Stephen Bourne and six other directors are reported by the Cambridge News to have spent £294,439 on travel and £33,911 on entertaining according to figures released under the Freedom...
Fri, 28/08/2009 - 03:06
The UK's university presses are to create a formal association through which they can cut costs, share skills and lobby the government. Areas of work include consulting with distributors to agree more favourable terms and setting up a website.
The idea for the association developed from an informal group of university presses which...
Thu, 07/05/2009 - 14:07
Unite has said that it is "confident" that Cambridge Printing Services (CPS) will continue to print books and journals even with a smaller workforce, after 48 redundancies were announced last week.
After initial fears that 133 roles may be made redundant, management at Cambridge University Press announced on 1st May that only...
Tue, 05/05/2009 - 06:50
The 90-day consulation period between Cambridge University Press, its staff and Unite the union, has resulted in nearly two-thirds of the positions being saved from redundancy. In January it was announced that as many as 133 people were facing redundancy: however, CUP said today (1st May) that the final number expected to go immediately would...
Wed, 25/03/2009 - 14:58
The number of jobs cut at Cambridge University Press (CUP) could be halved after talks were held between the union Unite and CUP this week. The company had previously said that 119 positions could be made redundant; however an update released by CUP said that "as many as nearly half of the 119 or so previously threatened positions may be...
Wed, 18/03/2009 - 08:13
Cambridge University Press (CUP) will be meeting with Unite the union next Monday (23rd March) as redundancy talks continue. The company, which plans to axe about 130 jobs, heard the case against redundancy on Friday (13th March).
Ann Field, national officer said: "The delegation explained its position to the Syndicate [CUP's...