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KU Select 2017 - Books (open for publishers)


KU Select 2017 is Knowledge Unlatched’s (KU) new collection. KU is inviting publisher to submit their titles, which is possible from from 5 December 2016 to 10 February 2017. More information for publishers can be found in the below brochure.

KU Select 2016


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KU Select 2016 is Knowledge Unlatched’s (KU) third collection of specialist scholarly books in the Humanities and Social Sciences which it hopes to make available on an Open Access basis. KU is asking for the support of libraries from around the world to share the costs of making these monographs Open Access. The pledging period will run from 1 September 2016 to 10 February 2017.

KU Select 2016 contains 343 titles from 54 publishers: 147 front list and 196 backlist books.The collection was curated by the Title Selection Committee from a list of 681 submitted titles. Please find the collection pricing below:

  • Option 1: Full KU Select 2016 pledge

    Full pledge (100%) = $10,780 (€9,800 / £7,840)
    Min. pledge (90%) = $9,702 (€8,820 / £7,056)

  • Option 2: Frontlist only pledge

    Full pledge (100%) = $8,085 (€7,350 / £5,880)
    Min. pledge (90%) = $7,277 (€6,616 / £5,292)

Past Collections

KU Round 2 Collection


The 2015-16 Round 2 collection consists of 78 new titles covering topics in the Humanities (Anthropology, Literature, History) and Social Sciences (Politics, Media & Communications) from 26 respected scholarly publishers including the following university presses: Amsterdam, Brandeis, Dartmouth, Cambridge, Colorado, Duke, Edinburgh, Fordham, Leiden, Liverpool, Manchester, Michigan, Monash, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, Temple, Toronto and Yale, plus Berghahn Books, Bloomsbury Academic, Brill, De Gruyter, Pluto Press, Routledge and Ubiquity Press.

KU Pilot Collection


The 2013-14 Pilot Collection consists of 28 new books covering topics in the Humanities (Anthropology, Literature, History) and Social Sciences (Politics, Media & Communications) from 13 respected scholarly publishers including the following university presses: Amsterdam, Cambridge, Duke, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Michigan, Purdue, Rutgers and Temple, plus Bloomsbury Academic, Brill and De Gruyter.