CUP closes Japan distribution company

CUP closes Japan distribution company

Cambridge University Press is set to close its distribution company in Japan - United Publishers Services - and has put its staff into consultation. 

The publisher bought the 60-year-old Tokyo company, which distributes over 150 academic publishers in addition to CUP titles in 2007, and The Bookseller understands the company will be wound up by November this year. Its staff, thought to total around 40, have all entered consultation for redundancy. 

A spokesperson for CUP said it was focusing on CUP products globally and reducing its involvement with physical distribution for third parties...

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