About CAP

Combined Academic Publishers (CAP) was founded in 1997 and offers distribution, sales and marketing services for both print and digital products to a group of internationally respected American University Presses in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific (EMEA/APAC). Based in the UK, CAP provides a fully collaborative service which aims to complement and extend the work of our client Presses. 

With a history of providing sales growth for new and existing clients, our reputation has been carefully built on the quality of our service and the results achieved. If you would like to discuss a collaboration or any of the services we provide please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Combined Academic Publishers is a division of the Mare Nostrum Group.

“I have worked with the incredible team at CAP for the past seven years at two different university presses. In my mind, CAP consistently push the boundaries of what is expected in marketing and selling scholarly books. They don’t settle for time-honoured conventions; they search for creative and innovative methods and ideas that put our books in front of the maximum number of people possible. The marketing and sales crew at CAP is always switched on, always willing to try something new, and always strives for success at every level. Working with CAP is the smartest choice a marketing and sales director can make and is the best choice for a Press on a strategic level. They will enhance your press’s exposure, sales, and reputation and that is all anyone can ask.”

Martyn Beeny, Marketing Director, Cornell University Press

Our presses

“Combined Academic Publishers has represented NYU Press in the UK and Europe for the last ten years, and they have proven themselves to be amazing partners. CAP is staffed with passionate, dedicated people who really believe in the mission of academic publishing. They are also open to every opportunity to sell academic content, which makes for an excellent balance of thoughtfulness and focus. I’ve worked with a lot of different representatives over the years, and CAP stands out for being appealing and effective. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”

Mary-Beth Jarrad, Sales and Marketing Director, New York University Press

Our territories

“Combined Academic Publishers has grown our business every year. Theyʼre ideal partners for our publishing program.”

Laura Waldron, Marketing Director, University of Pennsylvania Press