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American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America Announce AMS Acquisition of MAA Book Program

PROVIDENCE, RI,  - The American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America announced September 29 an agreement for the AMS to acquire the MAA’s book publishing program. The high-quality mathematics titles and textbooks developed and edited by MAA Press will now be published as an imprint of the AMS Book Program. This agreement includes all existing MAA Press books, as well as a renewable license to continue to publish new books under the MAA Press imprint.

“The MAA Press titles are a wonderful complement to the AMS’s existing list, expanding it into the realm of undergraduate and popular mathematics. The AMS will use its wide international distribution network to bring these titles, and future MAA Press imprint titles, to the attention of mathematicians around the world,” said Robert Harington, Associate Executive Director for Publishing at the AMS.

“We look forward to the continuation of the MAA Press tradition of high-quality mathematics exposition and innovative textbooks. The agreement with AMS will allow us to expand the audience for the excellent books for which MAA Press is known,” said Michael Pearson, Executive Director of the Mathematical Association of America.

The AMS will now publish new titles under the MAA Press imprint, and MAA Senior Acquisitions Editor Stephen Kennedy will join the AMS acquisitions team to continue to acquire new manuscripts for the imprint.

“The addition of these titles to our publishing program will broaden our reach to new audiences, help us better fulfill our mission to support mathematical scholarship, and expand our many ongoing collaborations with MAA,” said Catherine Roberts, Executive Director of the AMS.

MAA Press titles will be available alongside AMS books at the AMS Bookstore,, and at AMS exhibits at mathematics meetings by the end of this year. MAA members will continue to enjoy discounts on MAA Press titles, and will now receive discounts on AMS books, as well. AMS members will get similar discounts on both AMS and MAA titles.


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Nissa Hiatt, MAA

Mike Breen and Annette Emerson, AMS
Public Awareness Officers

News Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2017