Thursday, November 29, 2012

Press News: The University of Georgia Press Welcomes New Marketing and Sales Director

The University of Georgia Press is proud to announce that David Des Jardines, long-time UGA Press employee, will assume the role of marketing and sales director. His appointment is effective December 3.

Des Jardines is currently the electronic information manager at the press, and he has been the interim marketing and sales director for the last few months. Des Jardines has 30 years of publishing experience. He started at UGA Press in 1989 and has held various marketing and acquisitions positions. Prior to coming to UGA Press, Des Jardines held positions at Viking Penguin Inc. (now Penguin USA) and Elsevier Science Publishing Co. (now Reed Elsevier). He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Valdosta State University and a diploma in computer programming from Athens Technical College.

Founded in 1938, the UGA Press is the largest book publisher in the state. It has been a member of the Association of American University Presses since 1940. With a full-time staff of 24 publishing professionals, the Press currently publishes 80-85 new books a year and has more than 1,500 titles in print. It has well-established lists in Atlantic World and American history, American literature, African-American studies, southern studies and environmental studies, as well as a growing presence in the fields of geography, urban studies, international affairs and security studies.