University of Georgia Press Acquires NewSouth Books

The University of Georgia Press has acquired NewSouth Books, Montgomery, Ala., which has a focus on Southern culture and history, particularly civil and human rights.

On July 1, NewSouth co-founder Suzanne La Rosa will join UGA Press; she plans to publish eight to 12 new titles annually under the NewSouth imprint. Randall Williams, who co-founded the publisher with La Rosa in 2000, will continue to edit selected titles and recommend works for acquisition.

“NewSouth Books has always punched above its weight in representing the culturally complex and socially significant Deep South to the world," said Lisa Bayer, director of UGA Press. "We are thrilled to honor Randall and Suzanne’s work by becoming the new publishing home for these award-winning, critically important books and are delighted to continue the imprint as part of UGA Press."

"NewSouth is proud to align itself with such a distinguished press going forward, one with which we have such excellent compatibility," said La Rosa. "Our association with the University of Georgia Press will enhance our visibility and expand our reach. We could not imagine a better partner.”

Williams said: "NewSouth has succeeded due to the talented authors who have trusted us with their research and creativity and to the support of our readers. Both groups will continue to be well served by our alliance with Georgia.”

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