caboose announces distribution agreement with Rutgers University Press and release of a hardcover volume of the book by Jean-Luc Godard
caboose announces a distribution agreement with Rutgers University Press and release of a hardcover volume of the book by Jean-Luc Godard
  • Rutgers University Press to handle worldwide distribution of caboose books
  • Introduction to a True History of Cinema and Television by Jean-Luc Godard forthcoming in hardcover second edition

Montreal, 17 February 2018—caboose, the independent publisher of scholarly books on cinema, is pleased to announce a distribution agreement for its books with Rutgers University Press.

The new relationship between the two presses kicks off this spring with a new hardcover edition of the book Introduction to a True History of Cinema and Television by Jean-Luc Godard. The stunning caboose edition of this legendary volume is the only English translation and the only complete edition in any language, including French. Film scholar James Williams of the University of London calls the caboose volume ‘a major event in film studies’ which ‘conveys brilliantly Godard’s mercurial thought in action, even at its most hesitant, contradictory and ambivalent’, adding that it is a ‘wonderfully accessible and superbly edited translation’ which is ‘indispensable to anyone seriously interested in the history and philosophy of film’.

Orders for Godard’s book can be placed now with Rutgers University Press for shipment worldwide this spring. (Canadian orders should be placed with caboose.) Please recommend this book for acquisition by your institutional or municipal library.

This fall, following the release of the book by Jean-Luc Godard, Rutgers will distribute the caboose volume Montage, Découpage, Mise en scène: Essays on Film Form, by Laurent Le Forestier, Timothy Barnard and Frank Kessler, and begin to distribute new and previous titles in the caboose short essay book series Kino-Agora, edited by Christian Keathley. Proposals for new titles in the Kino-Agora series are welcome.

In spring 2019, look forward to more Kino-Agora books and to the volumes Reading with Sergei Eisenstein, edited by Ada Ackerman and Luka Arsenjuk, and Reading with Jean-Luc Godard, edited by Kevin J. Hayes and Timothy Barnard, the first two volumes in a series looking at the ideas and artistic practices of creative figures through the books they read. New projects will follow!

Under the agreement with Rutgers, caboose maintains complete editorial independence. It will continue to produce a limited number of volumes with unmatched editorial standards and production quality. caboose invites proposals from prospective book authors and editors, who will benefit from caboose’s commitment to editorial excellence and uncompromising production values on the one hand and from the powerful marketing machine of a major American university press on the other.

caboose proprietor Timothy Barnard thanks Rutgers University Press and the entire crew there, in particular director Micah Kleit, recently-retired editor-in-chief Leslie Mitchner and marketing manager Jeremy Grainger, for their confidence in caboose.

Warm thanks also to caboose’s authors, editors, contributors and customers for helping make this dream come true.

For more information, please contact caboose.