The UWI Press launches App

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I., Wednesday May 3, 2023—The University of the West Indies Press (UWI Press) the leader in scholarly and academic works on or about the Caribbean, today announced the launch of its App available in the Google Play Store and the Apple Store.

Aimed at deepening the reach of UWI Press in the global marketplace, the App is the newest tool in the Press’s marketing toolkit.

“Various existential pressures, shrinking library and book buying budgets, increased demand for digital access, and COVID-19 have forced publishers worldwide to rethink marketing and selling strategies,” said Christine Randle, director, the UWI Press. “We’ve had to re-think how we engage with our existing and new stakeholders while at the same time growing the enterprise at minimal cost. We focus on maintaining quality books and journals of the highest academic integrity, supporting the output from The University of the West Indies, while keeping our strategic priorities in focus.”

App users can easily create an account and within minutes access the Press’s eBooks and audiobooks. As part of the broader platform, the App links the website and social media channels of the Press helping to improve participant interface with the Press.    

Visit the Google Play Store or the Apple Store and enter Uni. of West Indies Press.



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About the UWI Press

The University of the West Indies Press is a not-for-profit scholarly publisher of books and journals in sixteen academic disciplines. It is particularly well known for its work in Caribbean history, Caribbean cultural studies, Caribbean literature, gender studies, education and political science. Founded in 1992, the Press has over 350 books in print and has 120 of these books available in the Kindle and Kobo stores. Its books are peer-reviewed and approved by an editorial committee composed of local and international scholars. Over the last twenty years the UWI Press has won over eighty international, regional and national book awards for scholarly, editorial and production excellence.

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About The University of the West Indies

The UWI has been and continues to be a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development; residing at the centre of all efforts to improve the well-being of people across the region for the past 75 years.

From a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948, The UWI is today an internationally respected, global university with near 50,000 students and five campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, Five Islands inAntigua and Barbuda and itsOpen Campus, and global centres in partnership with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe.

The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Culture, Creative and Performing Arts, Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities and Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Sport. As the Caribbean’s leading university, it possesses the largest pool of Caribbean intellect and expertise committed to confronting the critical issues of our region and wider world.

The UWI has been consistently ranked among the top universities globally by the most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education (THE). The UWI is the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists since its debut in the rankings in 2018. In addition to its leading position in the Caribbean in the World University Rankings, it is also in the top 25 for Latin America and the Caribbean and the top 100 global Golden Age universities (between 50 and 80 years old).  The UWI is also featured among the leading universities on THE’s Impact Rankings for its response to the world’s biggest concerns, outlined in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Good Health and Wellbeing; Gender Equality and Climate Action.

2023 marks The UWI’s 75th anniversary. The Diamond jubilee milestone themed “UWI at 75. Rooted. Ready. Rising.” features initiatives purposely designed and aligned to reflect on the past, confront the present, and articulate plans for the future of the regional University.

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