Distribution and Services
The MIT Press is proud to market and sell many illustrious publisher’s offerings. Their titles are promoted in our catalogs, webpages and marketing materials and are marketed and sold to the book trade and the public. (Note in some instances, the MIT Press may not have worldwide sales rights).
The Publishers solely distributed by the MIT Press:
Afterall is a research and publishing organization based in London. Since 1999 Afterall has produced a semiannual journal featuring the work of artists and the effect of their work on wider culture and political debate. In 2006 Afterall initiated a new project to present further research into the social and theoretical context of contemporary art practice. The concept of Afterall Books was simple but unprecedented: take one work of art by one artist and produce an essential critical guide to it. Together, these beautifully illustrated and well-produced books constitute a growing library of insights and analyses into the ideas, methods and intentions of contemporary artists.
Boston Review books are accessible, short books that take ideas seriously. They are animated by hope, committed to equality, and convinced that the imagination eludes political categories. The editors aim to establish a public space in which people can loosen the hold of conventional preconceptions and start to reason together across the lines others are so busily drawing.
Killian Press is a publishing services and distribution imprint of the MIT Press intended for MIT faculty and alumni works. Killian Press titles, self-published by their authors, are distinct from the MIT Press’s own books, which are published by the Press under the MIT Press imprint.
Best known for its introduction of French theory to American readers, Semiotext(e) has been one of America's most influential independent presses since its inception more than three decades ago. Publishing works of theory, fiction, madness, economics, satire, sexuality, science fiction, activism and confession, Semiotext(e')s highly curated list has famously melded high and low forms of cultural expression into a nuanced and polemical vision of the present. Semiotext(e) authors include Jean Baudrillard, William S. Burroughs, Paul Virilio, Catherine Breillat, The Invisible Committee, Eileen Myles, Mark von Schlegell, David Wojnarowicz, Abdellah Taïa, Guy Hocquenghem, Félix Guattari, Michelle Tea, Penny Arcade, The Bernadette Corporation, Pierre Clastres, Guy Debord, Michelle Bernstein, Dhoruba Bin Wahid, Christian Marazzi, and Peter Sloterdjik. An anthology, Hatred of Capitalism, was published in 2001 to mark Semiotext(e)'s move to The MIT Press as its distributor. Semiotext(e) is coedited by Sylvère Lotringer, Chris Kraus, and Hedi El Kholti
Zone Books is an independent nonprofit publishing house founded in 1985. The publisher of a select list of titles in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, Zone Books is committed to original English-language texts as well as to the translation of significant works by contemporary authors. Zone Books are edited by Jonathan Crary, Michel Feher, Hal Foster, and Ramona Naddaff, and designed by Bruce Mau and Julie Fry.
Publishers the MIT Press partners with regularly
- Bowdoin College Art Museum
- Canadian Center for Architecture
- Fabric Workshop
- Hayward Gallery
- ICA Boston
- ICA Portland
- LA MoCA
- List Center (MIT)
- Mass Moca
- Milwaukee Art Museum
- Mingei Museum
- New Museum
- San Antonio Art Museum
- Tang Museum (Skidmore)
- Tate Modern
- Wexner Center
- Whitney Museum
Publishing Services by the MIT Press
Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a warehouse in Rhode Island, we offer all aspects of publishing services to select publishers. We are committed to providing the same level of care that we give to our own books and products and are equipped to better understand the needs of small publishers than a commercial operation. We have deep relationships and sell to national accounts, eBook retailers, in the field to independent bookstores, to the large wholesalers, and our international reach is broad with Reps in each major market.
Available services include:
- Sales and distribution with reporting
- Marketing and publicity
- Order fulfillment, warehousing, and customer service
- XML workflow training
- Tools for inventory management
- Ebook conversion and distribution
- Editing, design, and production