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Fordham University Press Announces Direct-to-Consumer E-commerce for FUP eBooks in Collaboration with Glassboxx

6th November 2023


New York, NY – Fordham University Press (FUP) is excited to announce a groundbreaking venture to launch direct-to-consumer e-commerce for their extensive range of eBooks, in partnership with Glassboxx. This initiative represents a significant development in FUP’s commitment to digital accessibility and customer engagement, allowing readers to purchase and enjoy eBooks directly through FUP’s enhanced website and a new reader-friendly app.

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This strategic move aligns with FUP’s ongoing efforts to adapt to evolving reader preferences and technological advancements.

“At Fordham University Press, our goal has always been to meet readers where they are, offering them the convenience and choice they deserve,” says Kate O’Brien-Nicholson, Associate Director, Marketing and Sales Director. “Our partnership with Glassboxx is a vital step towards fulfilling this mission, providing an integrated and user-centric platform for eBook consumption. It reinforces our dedication to accessibility, inclusivity, and diversity in academic publishing.”

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Glassboxx, known for its seamless digital content delivery and robust Digital Rights Management, offers a perfect synergy with FUP’s vision.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Fordham University Press. Together, we aim to revolutionize the digital reading experience, making academic literature more accessible and enjoyable,” adds Darin Brockman, CEO of Glassboxx.

The launch also marks a new phase in FUP’s digital strategy, following its successful foray into diverse academic genres and its ongoing commitment to digital transformation in publishing. The integration of direct-to-consumer eBook sales signifies a major enhancement to FUP’s existing distribution channels, previously centered around print and limited digital formats.

Readers can now explore and purchase from FUP’s extensive eBook catalog, including recent and backlist titles, through the new app available on iOS and Android platforms. This direct accessibility not only fosters a closer relationship between the press and its readers but also aligns with modern digital consumption trends.

Click here to download the FUP E-Book App.

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For more information about browsing and purchasing FUP eBooks, please visit

About Fordham University Press

Founded in 1907, Fordham University Press stands as the oldest Catholic university press in the U.S., embodying the university’s Jesuit ideals and dedication to academic excellence. Annually publishing around seventy books, it specializes in the humanities and social sciences. The press is renowned for its award-winning contributions in anthropology, American studies, classics, communications, cultural studies, gender studies, history, literary studies, philosophy, poetry, political theory, race and ethnicity, religion, sociology, theology, and urban studies, emphasizing innovative interdisciplinary approaches. Additionally, Fordham Press has a distinguished reputation for its specialized emphasis on the New York region, showcased through its Empire State Editions and New York ReLit imprints.

About Glassboxx

Glassboxx is a service provider enabling publishers and retailers to sell and deliver digital content directly to readers, with seamless Digital Rights Management. It has partnered with over 200 publishers globally and is recognized for its contribution to independent publishing, having won the IPG award for services to Independent Publishers in 2022, and recently winning the Stationers’ Innovation Excellence award in Service Development.

For media inquiries and further information, please contact Kate O’Brien-Nicholson, Fordham University Press, [email protected].