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Transaction Publishers Celebrates its Golden Anniversary

Company Gives Away Books, NOOKs, and Gifts to Celebrate 50 Years in Publishing

 
PRLog - May 18, 2012 - Transaction Publishers, the publisher of record in international social science, is proud to announce its fiftieth anniversary. In the publishing industry, this milestone is a rare achievement.  

To commemorate this occasion, Transaction has produced a special catalogue, the Special Classics: 1962-2012 catalogue, featuring distinguished Transaction authors such as David Riesman, Peter Drucker, Arthur Schlesinger, W.E.B Dubois and many more. The catalogue celebrates the depth and breadth of the work the company has published over the years. It features notable authors who have published three or more works with Transaction, demonstrating the astonishing range of authors includes Nobel Prize winners and Pulitzer Prize winners, and leaders in many fields of social science including political science, economics, history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, urban studies, policy analysis, communication, criminology, and more. The catalogue is now available in PDF form only: http://www.transactionpub.com/cms/assets/files/Special%20...

Also in honor of the fiftieth anniversary, Transaction has donated 8,000 books to Book Aid International to benefit literacy, education and development in sub-Saharan Africa. Mary E. Curtis, Transaction’s President, noted “We were pleased to be able to support Book Aid’s valuable work to help bring books to a population currently in great need, who will greatly value these books. Giving is a wonderful way to celebrate our good fortune in reaching this milestone.”

Visit Transaction’s booth at Book Expo America (BEA) 2012 – booth #4210 – as the celebrations continue with free totes and  pens for attendees; the company is also holding a drawing for a free NOOK Color™ (first prize) a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card (second prize). Visit the booth and drop in a business card to enter.

Online entries to the Nook and gift card drawing are accepted as well, and will be promoted in advertising and through Facebook, and Twitter – visit: http://www.transactionpub.com/50thraffle.html

The deadline for entries to the drawing is July 8, 2012 at 5 p.m. Drawing winners will be announced by June 15, on Transaction’s website and Facebook page.  Winners will be notified directly via e-mail.

Daily raffles for a free copy of A New York Memoir, by Richard Goodman, will be held at 2 p.m. at the Transaction BEA booth.

Other promotions for free books, NOOK Colors and Barnes and Noble Gift Cards will be held throughout the year at exhibits and through online offers.

History of Transaction
Transaction began in 1962 as part of a multiplex grant sponsored by the Ford Foundation at Washington University in St. Louis.  From modest beginnings as a groundbreaking social science magazine Transaction: Social Science and Modern Society—later Society—Transaction Publishers evolved as a full fledge publisher of books, journals and eBooks to become the “Publisher of Record in International Social Science.” In 1969, Transaction relocated to Livingston College, on the Kilmer campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ. A central factor in the success of Transaction is its positive relationship with Rutgers University. It has had the firm support of four presidents: Mason W. Gross, Edward J. Bloustein, Francis L. Lawrence, and currently Richard L. McCormick. The Transaction mission with respect to the University has been, and continues to be, the enhancement of its social science and public policy capacities. Many editors, authors, and advisors are drawn from the faculty. Close to 200 faculty members have been authors and editors of Transaction books.

Transaction acquired Aldine Publishers in 2004. Its journals were divested to Springer Science and Business Media in 2007. It acquired significant book lists from Precedent Publishers (2009) and the Rutgers Center for Urban Policy Research CUPR (2011).

Transaction has strong ties to the traditional mission of American university life as a center of learning, and to the applied needs of public and private institutions in social research. Through its many publications, Transaction promotes mutually beneficial exchanges between the interrelated worlds of academic and professional life. Transaction has published more than 6,000 titles, with more than ninety percent still in print.

Transaction’s reputation as a publisher of excellence is well documented. Richard Abel, founder of Timber Press, Amadeus Press, and the former Blackwell North America, said of Transaction’s offerings: "Transaction has issued a superb list―one of the finest in the world of English language publishing."  Carl Gershman, president of the National Endowment for Democracy, noted that “the empire of truth and information that Transaction has built is a tremendous accomplishment.”

Irving Louis Horowitz, founder of Transaction Publishers, encapsulated the company’s mission: “The purpose of Transaction is to serve with honor and distinction both the eternal aims of the human race in its search for truth, and the endless variety of ways of anticipating and achieving such goals.”

LINKS:
Transaction Web Page:
http://www.transactionpub.com

Transaction Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/TransactionPublishers

Drawing for Nook Color, $50 Gift Card:
http://www.transactionpub.com/50thraffle.html

Special Classics: 1962-2012 Catalogue:
http://www.transactionpub.com/cms/assets/files/Special%20Classics%20Catalogue%202012.pdf

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