CAP to Provide Distribution, Sales, and Marketing Services for McGill-Queen’s University Press

Combined Academic Publishers (CAP), a division of Mare Nostrum Group, is pleased to announce that, from 1st September 2024, it will be responsible for the distribution, sales, and marketing operations for McGill-Queen’s University Press (MQUP) in the following territories: UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. From this date Mare Nostrum will replace Marston as distributor, and orders will be supplied by Mare Nostrum Group’s fulfilment and print partner, Wiley Distribution.

CAP will be leveraging its knowledge and experience of North American university press publishing to get the best out of MQUP’s forthcoming titles. With Mare Nostrum Group’s recent move to Wiley, which boasts an industry-leading on-site, print-on-demand offering, the McGill-Queen’s list will benefit from a world-class distribution service to better serve their international customers, coupled with an unrivalled international academic sales and marketing service.

Lisa Quinn, Executive Director at McGill-Queen’s University Press, comments:

The mission of McGill-Queen’s University Press is to publish scholarship and cultural works that examine and evolve our histories, the worlds in which we live now, and our relationships to those worlds and one another. Our distinguished lists in history, politics and political thought, public administration and policy, global studies, art history, photography, and film have a global scope, and we are thrilled to be partnering with CAP to strengthen and grow our international sales, marketing, and distribution. We look forward to collaborating with this skilled team to bring our titles to readers worldwide.

David Pickering, Managing Director of Mare Nostrum Group, comments:

We are delighted to be working with McGill-Queen’s, and have been impressed by the dynamism and fresh perspective of their new executive director, Lisa Quinn. McGill-Queen’s has a solid reputation for high-quality and accessible academic titles, which complement the scholarly range of other North American university presses we work with. We look forward to collaborating with Lisa and her team to give these titles the international attention they deserve, and growing MQUP’s global audience of scholars and the intellectually curious.


About McGill-Queen’s University Press

McGill-Queen’s University Press (MQUP) is a scholarly publisher that creates and engages with fresh interpretations of the world. With over 4,000 books in print and numerous awards and bestsellers, our goal is to produce peer-reviewed, rigorously edited, beautifully produced, intelligent, interesting books.

A joint venture of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, MQUP is both a specialist in the Canadian perspective and a publisher of international themes, attracting attention from The New York Times to The Globe & Mail.

A Canadian university press with a global reach, we aim to advance scholarship, promote public debate, and contribute to culture.


About Combined Academic Publishers

Combined Academic Publishers is a division of the Mare Nostrum Group and offers print and digital distribution, sales, and marketing services exclusively to North American university presses.

The Mare Nostrum Group is an experienced publishing company providing a comprehensive range of services, including print and digital distribution, sales, marketing, data management, recruitment, and consultancy services to commercial and academic publishers. Our team of over 25 in-house employees provides a fully collaborative offering which complements and extends the work of our client publishers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. With a history of providing sales growth, marketing excellence, and business solutions for new and existing clients, our reputation has been built on the quality of our work and the results achieved.