Liverpool University Press acquires Sussex Academic Press

Award-winning publisher Liverpool University Press has acquired the publication backlist and forthcoming titles of Sussex Academic Press.

“Complementing existing editorial strengths in the Humanities, the acquisition of Sussex Academic’s 1000 book backlist presents a high quality addition to LUP’s digital publishing strategy.”
Anthony Cond, Chief Executive of LUP

“We are delighted that LUP recognize our unique publishing list, initially specializing in Middle East Studies, and later widening into ten Libraries of Study series in conjunction with universities worldwide.”
Anthony and Anita Grahame, Editorial Director/Marketing Director, Sussex Academic Press

Print distribution will move to LUP’s distributors: Turpin Distribution for UK/RoW and Oxford University Press for the Americas.

For any questions or enquiries, please contact Anthony Cond (

About LUP
With a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since 1899, Liverpool University Press (LUP) has rapidly expanded in recent years to become an award-winning academic publisher that produces approximately 150 books a year, more than 40 journals and a number of digital collections.  In addition to its own lists, LUP also publishes for a number of partners including Historic England, the Voltaire Foundation, the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization and Clemson University Press.

About Sussex Academic
Founded in 1994, its initial focus was on Middle East History for which the press won many awards and commendations. A founding principle was to serve the world of scholarship by promoting authors’ writing and research endeavours so they make the maximum impact on their readership and profession, with special attention and assistance  to first-time authors.

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