2012 has been a noteworthy year in the UK: the magnificent celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II were followed by the fabulously successful London Olympics. But the UK is not only home to these inspirational events, it is also home to PUP’s European office.
It has been 12 years since PUP set up its European base in the beautiful town of Woodstock, just outside the world-leading university city of Oxford. Since then the number of staff in the European office has increased threefold with UK-based editors, a publicity team which handles PR for all PUP books in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, and PUP’s International Rights team. Five years ago the office moved to larger premises and two years ago it was joined by a new European Publishing Director, Al Bertrand. Since Al’s arrival a PUP Europe Advisory Board has been set up and the Princeton University Press in Europe Lecture Series has been instigated, with annual lectures in the spring and autumn. To complement the European office’s activities we have updated and expanded the PUP Europe information on PUP’s website – our contribution to the UK’s year of celebration.