Transaction Publishers Celebrates its Golden Anniversary
Company Gives Away Books, NOOKs, and Gifts
to Celebrate 50 Years in Publishing
Piscataway, NJ—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, Special Classics: 1962-2012, featuring distinguished Transaction authors such as David Riesman, Peter Drucker, Arthur Schlesinger, W.E.B Du Bois, 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 including Nobel Prize winners, 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.
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.
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 into a full fledge publisher of books, journals, and eBooks, thereby becoming 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 in 2009 and the Rutgers Center for Urban Policy Research CUPR in 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 90 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 “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.”
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