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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I purchase JPS books?

All JPS books are sold through Longleaf Services. Orders can be placed by phone at 1-800-848-6224 or online through any book page on this site. You will be redirected to JPS's publishing partner, the University of Nebraska Press. Many JPS books are also available from ebook vendors. Longleaf Services can provide you with any information about our books, terms of sale, discounts, special offers/sales, and answer any other questions you may have. Trade accounts may purchase through their JPS sales representative or through national and regional book distributors.

How do I make a donation to support JPS's good works?

JPS welcomes contributions from individuals and foundations and offers dedicatory opportunities, attaching your name to great books that will educate a new generation. Click here for more information on general giving and title sponsorship.

Donate to JPS

Has the mission of JPS changed?

Since its founding in 1888, JPS's mission has been to enhance Jewish literacy through the publication of books of enduring worth. As the oldest Jewish publisher in the country, our mission continues. JPS books remain indispensable "go-to" references for rabbis, teachers, and readers of Jewish Bible, history, culture and thought. Our works, often regarded as the "gold standard" of Jewish publishing, present the highest level of academic scholarship, yet are written in an accessible manner. Indeed, "accessible scholarship" remains our calling card.

How will the mission be expressed in the future?

The JPS Tanakh remains the most widely read English translation of the Hebrew (Jewish) Bible in the world and is available in a variety of editions. Our award-winning JPS Bible Commentary series continues into its fourth decade. Significant projects in Bible studies, history, philosophy, and folklore are ongoing. JPS continues to actively seek to acquire and develop dynamic new book manuscripts in these areas by scholars, rabbis, and other leaders in the learning community.

How has the business model of JPS recently changed?

The publishing world is experiencing a radical transformation and so too is JPS. On January 1, 2012, culminating a yearlong search, JPS entered into a publishing partnership with the University of Nebraska Press. UNP now assumes the business side of JPS operations: printing, warehousing, fulfillment, licensing, sales and marketing all our books so that we can focus on what we do best: the development and sponsorship of new manuscripts. JPS is today what is called a "content only" entity.

As a media professional, how can I request review copies of JPS books?

Submit review copy requests to the Publicity Department via email at mpress@unl.edu, on official letterhead via fax at 402-472-6214, or US mail to the address below. Please send a tearsheet, link, or PDF of the review upon publication.

University of Nebraska Press
Publicity Department
1111 Lincoln Mall
Lincoln, NE 68588

How do I request a JPS author for a Book Fair, Scholar-in-Residence program, or other speaking engagement?

Contact our Publicity Department via email

How do I request or order a desk/exam copy?

Exam copy/desk copy policy

How can I get a copy of JPS catalog?

You may download or request a print copy of our catalog from the University of Nebraska Press Web site.

How do I request permission to reprint material from a JPS book?

Permissions requests

All requests must be in writing. Due to the number of requests received, we unfortunately cannot accept inquiries made by telephone.

How can I contact a JPS author?

To contact an author or illustrator, please send correspondence to his or her attention via e-mail to mpress@unl.edu. We will be sure to pass your correspondence along.

As an author or illustrator of a JPS book(s) how can I purchase copies of my book?

Authors and illustrators may purchase copies of their books from Longleaf Services at a special discount. For more information, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-848-6224.

How can I sign up to receive JPS news and special offers?

JPS issues a periodic newsletter that includes news and information about JPS, newly released titles, upcoming projects, donor opportunities, and special sales and discount offers on books. Sign-up is easy!

I am a retailer or institution based in Canada or in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East or Africa and would like to purchase your books.

Codasat Canada
3122 Blenheim St.
Vancouver, BC, V6K 4J7
Canada
604-228-9952 Phone
604-222-2965 Fax

Orders and Returns c/o
University of Toronto Distribution
1-800-565-9523 Phone
604-222-2965 Fax

Europe
Combined Academic Publishers Ltd.
Nicholas Esson
15A Lewin's Yard, East Street
Chesham
Buckinghamshire HP5 1HQ
England
44-1-494-581601 Phone
44-1-494-581602 Fax

All others Order directly from the publisher