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LEADING INDEPENDENT SPECIALIST PUBLISHER, DISTRIBUTOR AND BOOKSELLER, PROVIDING GLOBAL SALES, MARKETING, PRINT, DIGITAL AND PUBLISHING SERVICES. PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE THE VERY BEST IN A RANGE OF SPECIALISMS, INCLUDING ARCHAEOLOGY, ART, AVIATION, MEDIEVAL, MILITARY AND SOCIAL HISTORY. THE CASEMATE GROUP REPRESENTS OVER 200 CLIENT PUBLISHERS FROM BOTH TRADE AND ACADEMIC SECTORS.

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MILITARY HISTORY AT ITS BEST

Founded in 2001, Casemate is a major specialist publisher and book distributor in the North American market.
Casemate has grown to become the leading publisher in the fields of military history, defense studies, and military science in the USA. Casemate has a burgeoning publishing list covering subjects as diverse as Roman History and today’s current conflicts.
At the same time, many publishers from the USA, UK, continental Europe and beyond, have come to trust Casemate as a valued distribution partner in reaching and maximizing sales from the vibrant US market. Building on the success of its US operation, Casemate opened for business in the United Kingdom in 2007 as a consequence can now provide distribution services worldwide. Many of our distribution client publishers have chosen to use both our UK and US distribution operations.

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Casemate Academic, originally The David Brown Book Company, was founded in 1983 by David Brown, and started life in a shed in the garden of St Cross College, Oxford. The company quickly outgrew the shed, and moved to more spacious premises where the number of books grew and grew, as did the number of staff. In the early 1990s an office was established in North America, which became the David Brown Book Company. In 2011 the company was bought by Casemate Publishers. January 2014 saw the David Brown Book Company change its name to Casemate Academic to better reflect its role within the Casemate Group. Its aims remain the same; to produce high-quality publications, provide our customers with the best information on the books in our field, and a single source of supply. Based in Havertown, PA (in the Philadelphia suburbs) Casemate Academic is predominantly an academic book distributor specializing in archaeology, religion, and literature, producing catalogs and print mailings, as well as displaying titles at a full schedule of conferences throughout the year.

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Casemate IPM provides sales, marketing and distribution services for book publishers, in both the academic and trade fields. We provide complete, cost-effective, strategic marketing services for publishers who want to build not only sales and profits but name recognition for their publishing program and authors.
Casemate IPM offers its publishing clients customized marketing and fulfillment – allowing them to outsource these vital operations and lower their personnel and facility costs. These services are ideal for the mid-size publisher who wants to focus on their publishing program and leave the cares and concerns over sales & marketing to a professional and experienced team.
Casemate IPM was formed after the acquisition of the well-established, twenty-year-old International Publishers Marketing (IPM) by Casemate in January 2015.

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Casemate Art is the art history, architecture, and modern and contemporary arts wing of the Casemate Group, a well-established international distribution and publishing company based in the UK and USA working across many areas of popular and academic publishing in the fields of the arts and humanities, from archaeology to classical civilisations, military history to the Renaissance, literature to contemporary art.
The Casemate Group distributes books worldwide for over 250 publishers, representing more than 20,000 titles. With over 1800 art and architecture titles to date, Casemate Art has established a new Museum, Gallery and Art Publisher Distribution Service to meet the growing demand from arts publishers for international distribution, whether for those with small, medium or large-scale programmes and print runs.
The Casemate Group distributes titles in various languages for publishers including English Heritage, Hirmer Verlag, The British Museum, Paul Holberton Publishing, The British School at Rome, Piano Nobile, Oxford University School of Archaeology, University of Iceland Press, the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and many more.

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Casemate UK is dedicated to publishing important and far-reaching military history, with a growing reputation for high-quality, informative and engaging books. Launching with six titles in 2015, the CUK list has a strong British and European focus, covering all aspects of military history, and all periods of conflict – from ancient civilisations to modern warfare. Building on the strength of the Group’s global operations, Casemate UK’s publications have a leading presence in both the UK, Europe and North America.

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Oxbow Books was founded in 1983 by David Brown, and started life in a shed in the garden of St Cross College, Oxford. The company quickly outgrew the shed, and moved to more spacious premises where the number of books grew and grew, as did the number of staff. In the mid-1980s an office was established in North America, which became the David Brown Book Company and later Casemate Academic, now a major academic book distributor. Oxbow Books operates in three areas, all of which it has been involved in from the outset; retail bookselling, through our mail-order catalogues (the well-known Oxbow Book News) and website; publishing, and distribution. In 2011 the company was bought by Casemate Publishing. Its aims remain the same; to produce high-quality publications, provide our customers with the best information on the books in our field, and a single source of supply. We are delighted to be celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2013.

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