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KWS Publishers

KWS Publishers

KWS Publishers, Inc. is a publisher of scholarly, reference and fiction works. It was founded in 2009, and is based in Chicago with an office in London. Its three key publishing development themes are: revised and updated editions of important works originally published by the English-speaking world’s most prominent museum, university press and trade/academic publishers (these editions are created both for libraries and for the book trade); new fiction and, via our Astor Place Genre Fiction series, a reintroduction of noteworthy, out-of-print fiction of various genres; and new scholarly monographs and reference product, including single-volume reference tools for students and multi-volume academic reference works for libraries.

The founders of KWS—George Walsh and James C. Hart—are experienced in the information and scholarly publishing markets, having previously founded St. James Press and Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. Those companies won an unprecedented number of industry accolades and awards for their work, more than any other publisher in the U.S. or U.K.

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