Amsterdam University Press

Marketing

AUP's international marketing strategy is designed to reach academics, specialists, and readers effectively through cultivated distribution of information. We work closely with partnered institutions, attend key academic conferences, and always create and communicate opportunities for promotion.

Reaching the Readers

For all our products we develop and distribute metadata that enables discoverability of academic titles through repositories, research databases, discovery service and ebook platforms, such as EBSCO, JSTOR, Proquest/Ebrary/EBL and others.

To reach the end-users we focus on a refinement of marketing, instead of generic measures, towards specialisation and author cultivation. AUP has an established framework that covers the essentials of promoting book series and books, whether in print or electronic format, to the academic market:

  • Sending direct mail campaigns (subject focused newsletters)
  • Announcing the book with an Advanced Information Sheet in our Monthly Title Mailing
  • Sending out publication announcements and making (e)-copies available for book reviewers
  • Preparing PDF flyers for authors to distribute amongst peers and upload onto their online academic profiles
  • Listing the book on our online catalogue
  • Active use of Social Media; we are committed to connecting online with our authors and editors, as well as with institutions, societies, journals, press and other publishers
  • Promotion at relevant academic conferences
  • Engage in cross-marketing opportunities with institutes, annual events, or media platforms that are interesting to a specific target audience

We appreciate that each book and author is unique. With this in mind, we work to develop a strategy specific to each project.

Author Marketing

We consider book marketing to be a collaborative process and we actively approach our series board members, authors and contributors. As a result, AUP provides a tailored marketing toolkit to reach our readers and ensure our publications have maximum impact. This toolkit includes advice for optimal promotion through social media and the authors personal network.

Links & Documents:

Advanced Marketing Questionnaire for Edited Volumes
Advanced Marketing Questionnaire for Monographs
Social Media Marketing Pack for Authors
Library Recommendation Form