THE MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION JOINS HFS

Hopkins Fulfillment Services will distribute the MLA Handbook and other titles

Hopkins Fulfillment Services (HFS), a full-service print and e-book distributor and sales consortium for university presses and non-profit institutions, welcomes the Modern Language Association to its growing family of distinguished publishing partners. Starting in April 2020, HFS will manage warehousing, fulfillment, and sales representation for the Association’s highly regarded publications program.

“We feel that MLA’s mission and publishing program are an ideal match for HFS. Our distribution and sales services will help MLA advance its mission, engage its members, and reach a wide audience of students and scholars,” says HFS Director Davida Breier. “MLA’s outstanding work in the humanities closely aligns with the programs of all of our publishers.  We are thrilled to be working with them.”

Widely known for publishing the MLA Handbook, now in its eighth edition, the Association produces a wide-range of resources for teachers, students, and researchers, including translations for classroom use, texts on professional issues, and well-established book series. Recent titles include Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler, the MLA Guide to Digital Literacy, The Arab Renaissance: A Bilingual Anthology of the Nahda, and Approaches to Teaching Bechdel’s Fun Home. For more than a century, the 24,000-member Association has worked to strengthen the study and teaching of languages and literatures.

“MLA book publications offer a rich and wide-ranging set of resources for our members, the professions they represent, and their students,” said MLA Executive Director Paula Krebs. “The MLA is therefore delighted to work with Hopkins Fulfillment Services to bring these resources to a wider audience.”

About the Modern Language Association: Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA members host an annual convention and other meetings, work with related organizations, and sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities.

About HFS: Since 1977 HFS has provided distribution services for a distinguished list of university presses and nonprofit institutions. HFS represents Johns Hopkins University Press, Georgetown University Press, University of Washington Press, The University Press of Kentucky, Catholic University of America Press, University of Massachusetts Press, University of New Orleans Press, Maryland Historical Society, University of South Carolina Press, Family Development Press, Northeastern University, Wesleyan University Press, Central European University Press, and the Modern Language Association. HFS is a division of Johns Hopkins University Press.