NEW HIRE! Steven Wallace joins UGA Press as our new Marketing and Sales Director

3b52ebaA big welcome to Steven Wallace, who joins us as our new marketing and sales director on Monday, March 12. Wallace, most recently the manager of business development for the specialty book wholesaler New Leaf Distributing, will oversee sales and marketing strategies for the UGA Press as it continues to expand its publishing initiatives.

“We are thrilled to have someone with Steven’s industry acumen joining us,” says Press director Lisa Bayer. “His breadth of experience will make an immediate contribution to our publishing program’s reach and visibility, and his passion for the world of books makes him a perfect fit with our team.”

Wallace has held senior sales and marketing roles in both trade and specialty publishers in the southeastern market, including Random House and Unbridled Books. He also has extensive experience in strategic planning, sales management, advertising, sales analysis, eBook publishing, contract negotiations, and trade show management.

“I am very pleased to be joining the University of Georgia Press; the Press exemplifies the best in university press publishing,” says Wallace. “There is enormous satisfaction in representing books of the caliber the Press publishes, not to mention that I get to work with an amazingly talented team.”

Wallace replaces David Des Jardines, who will remain at the Press in a new capacity as he transitions into retirement.

About the UGA Press:

Since its founding in 1938, the primary mission of the University of Georgia Press has been to support and enhance the University’s place as a major research institution by publishing outstanding works of scholarship and literature by scholars and writers throughout the world. The UGA Press is the oldest and largest book publisher in the state, currently publishes 60–70 new books a year, and has a long history of publishing significant scholarship, creative and literary works, and books about the state and the region for general readers. To learn more about the UGA Press and its publications, authors, and events, visit

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