FAQs

What is IU Press?
Founded in 1950, we are recognized internationally as a leading academic publisher specializing in the humanities and social sciences. The Press emphasizes scholarship but also publishes text, trade, and reference titles. We are one of the largest public university presses, as measured by titles and income level.

How many books do you publish?
We produce approximately 140 new books annually, in addition to 29 journals, and maintain a backlist of some 2,000 titles.

What subject areas do you publish?
Our major subject areas include African, African American, Asian, cultural, Jewish and Holocaust, Middle East, Russian and East European, and women's and gender studies; anthropology, film, history, bioethics, music, paleontology, philanthropy, philosophy, and religion. We also feature an extensive regional publishing program under our Quarry Books imprint.

How does the Press support itself?
Our program is financed primarily by income from sales, supplemented, to a minor extent, by support from Indiana University and by gifts and grants from a variety of outside sources.

How do I submit a book proposal?
Please see our author resources page for more information.

Are your books and journals available electronically?
Yes. Our electronic publishing initiatives include:

IU Press Online
Through this platform, we offer electronic editions of our books and themed journal issues. You may purchase titles individually or subscribe to a subject area collection, a combination of collections, or the full database. For more information, visit the IU Press Online site.

JSTOR's Current Scholarship Program
We have partnered with JSTOR to make current and archival content from our journals available on the JSTOR platform. Effective January 1, 2011, our journals will no longer be accessible from INscribe, our previous publishing platform.

Institutions and individuals with electronic subscriptions to IUP/Journals may access content via JSTOR. Institutional and individual subscriptions are also available for purchase via the JSTOR website. If you are having difficulty accessing subscribed content on JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org.

For more information on IUP/Journals and to access journal content visit IUP/Journals on JSTOR.

Our e-books are also available through:

Amazon (Kindle)

Apple (iBooks)
Baker & Taylor
Barnes & Noble (Nook)

Dawson UK

eBooks.com
ebrary
Follett Higher Education
Google Editions
Ingram Digital
Kno
Kobo
MyiLibrary

NetLibrary
University Press Content Consortium (UPCC)

Do I have to create an account to order from your online store?
No. You have the option of proceeding directly to checkout.

How do I change my account info, manage my wishlist, or update my address book?
You can perform all these actions by logging in to your account.

What do you charge for shipping?

Domestic
Media Mail: $5 for first item plus $1 for each additional item
Overnight: $15 for first item plus $2 for each additional item
2-Day Air: $12 for first item plus $1 for each additional item

Foreign
Surface: $5 for first item plus $3.50 for each additional item
Airmail: $12 for first item plus $3.50 for each additional item

Have a question not answered here? Please email iupress@indiana.edu