ASP and Plamen Press enter into sub-distribution partnership

Press Release

 12 November 2020

Academic Studies Press (ASP) and Plamen Press are pleased to announce a working partnership beginning October 31st 2020. In this agreement, ASP will act as Plamen Press’s sub-distributor, managing all sales and distribution activities for Plamen’s catalog. ASP’s titles have been distributed by Ingram Academic since 2017. Under this new partnership, Plamen’s books will now also be sold and distributed by Ingram Academic by way of ASP.

ASP, an independent scholarly publisher based in Brookline, MA currently has a catalog of over 450 titles with a focus in Russian and Eastern & Central European Studies and Jewish Studies.

Plamen Press, a small, independent publisher located in Silver Spring, MD, primarily focuses on quality English translations of poetry and prose originating from Central, Eastern, and Southeastern regions of Europe. Their recent titles include a translated collection of Czech poet Vítězslav Nezval titled Farewell and a Handkerchief – Poems from the Road, as well as Sound of the Sundial, an internationally acclaimed novel by Czech sensation Hana Andronikova.

Plamen’s Director Roman Kostovski noted “We at Plamen Press are absolutely thrilled to join forces with Academic Studies Press and continue our mission to promote the translation of poetry and prose from Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. Together we will work to bring an amazing and often unknown plethora of literary expression these regions have been creating for centuries.”

ASP’s Sales, Marketing, & Open Access Manager Matthew Charlton added “We look forward to a productive partnership with Plamen Press. Academic Studies Press’s main goal will be to help Plamen refocus their efforts on acquisitions, translation, and production of world literature that has often been neglected by traditional publishing companies. From Ingram’s perspective, this partnership will look no different than a single publisher with several imprints. ASP plans on using this successful working relationship with Ingram to position Plamen’s books in front of as many readers as possible.”


For more information, please contact Matthew Charlton at or Roman Kostovski at