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UWI Press inks partnership with BookFusion to offer e-books

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 2:00 AM
(Sitting) Joseph B. Powell, director of UWI Press (left), with Dwayne Campbell, CEO of BookFusion. Looking on are (from left) Nadine Buckland, finance manager, UWI Press; Donna Muirhead, marketing and sales manager UWI Press; and Kellye-Rae Campbell, COO and legal counsel for Book Fusion.

The UWI Press has announced its collaboration with BookFusion and is now offering a selection of 293 UWI Press e-books.

Joseph B. Powell, general manager of the University of the West Indies Press, in a press release, said: "This digital venture provides a way for the UWI Press and its stakeholders to ensure control of the award-winning Caribbean content produced by the press and to provide easy access of this content to Latin America and the Caribbean people in a quick, affordable format."

This partnership with BookFusion is in addition to the recent partnership between the UWI Press and the Alma Jordan Library on the UWI, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago, which has made available the UWI Press e-book collections to libraries, ministries of education, and secondary and tertiary institutions.

Through this collaboration, the UWI Press e-books will be available to the retail market in the Caribbean and Latin America retail market. The UWI Press has published over 350 print books since it was founded in 1992.

The UWI Press is a non-profit publisher of scholarly books in 14 academic disciplines. It is particularly known for publishing authors of Caribbean history, Caribbean cultural studies, Caribbean literature, Caribbean linguistics, gender studies, environmental studies, education, and political science. The UWI Press books are peer-reviewed and approved by an editorial committee composed of local and international scholars.

BookFusion is an open and global eBook platform. the company provides data, tools, products, and application programming interfaces for publishers, authors, readers, and third-party developers to create their own applications and services.