Jewish Publication Society

A New Chapter For JPS

Economics of book industry taking a toll on the venerable Jewish Publication Society, but deal with University of Nebraska Press could expand reach.

09/20/2011
Jewish Exponent

Philadelphia — The Jewish Publication Society has distributed thousands of volumes since its 19th century beginnings, but these days JPS is writing a new chapter in its history — and hoping it’s not the final one.

JPS is about to turn over a major aspect of its publishing process to the University of Nebraska Press, which as of Jan. 1 will assume the production, distribution and marketing of manuscripts, according to Rabbi Barry Schwartz, CEO of JPS.

The Jewish Publication Society is turning much of its business over to an academic press.
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