KU Books

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KU Select 2017 - Books (start of pledging in May 2017)


KU Select 2017 is Knowledge Unlatched’s (KU) new collection, we are currently reviewing submitted titles and plan to start the pledging in May 2017

Past Collections

KU Select 2016 - Unlatching all 343 titles now!


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KU Select 2016 contained 343 titles and these were all unlatched 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.

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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.