The Value of Notre Dame Press from Our Friends of the Press

The University of Notre Dame Press is the largest Catholic university press in the world. We publish academic and general interest books that engage the most enduring questions of our time. But don’t just take our word for it! Our press partners, authors, and friends share what makes Notre Dame Press special.

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“I have worked with many publishing houses and many, many editors. No experience has been more gratifying than my dealings with UNDPress. There I found scrupulous editors, wonderfully imaginative designers, and the highest intellectual standards.”

—David Bentley Hart, author of You Are Gods

The team at UNDPress is fabulous. They make the process of publishing a book an experience other presses can learn from. That’s why I am telling my friends to send their manuscripts to UNDPress.”

—Norman Wirzba, author of Agrarian Spirit

“I published the most recent of 15 books with the University of Notre Press, and now I wish I had done all of them with UNDP. From first editorial review through production, the staff was a dream to work with—highly skilled and endlessly supportive. They even made the painful process of marketing seem fun. It was wonderful to work with professionals who care about the quality of their books and know how to be kind to authors.”

—Robert Jensen, co-author of An Inconvenient Apocalypse

“Notre Dame Press’s commitment to excellence, support of authors, and promotion of scholarly work make it a valuable and positive source of support for the academic community. The Press’s unwavering commitment to excellence and attention to detail has made a tremendous impact on the final outcome of my book. The belief in the value of my work and willingness to invest time and resources into making it a reality has been invaluable.”

—Kelisha Graves, editor of Nannie Helen Burroughs

“It was a dream to work with the University of Notre Dame Press on my short story collection. From book design to copy editing to promotion, these amazing professionals did everything possible to make my book a success.”

—Maya Sonenberg, author of Bad Mothers, Bad Daughters

“UNDPress represents a rare—perhaps unique—coincidence of courtesy, professional competence, artistic and intellectual creativity, and real human warmth. My work with the various members of the staff has been one of the best experiences I’ve had in the world of publishing.”

—D. C. Schindler, author of Retrieving Freedom

“The University of Notre Dame Press displayed a level of detail and willingness to support innovative approaches in a way I have never before encountered. They forged a personal relationship with the project and brought my vision to reality with an insightful attention to deal, specialized formatting, and custom layout—all things that make a manuscript catalogue effective for the user.”

—David Gura, author of A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College

“The University of Notre Dame Press is a leading university press with genuinely professional, personable, and lovely staff. It has been a tremendous privilege working with the Press in shepherding the creation of a new book series.”

—Alexander Chow, editor of the Liu Institute Series in Chinese Christianities