About Cambridge University Press ELT
Cambridge University Press ELT was established in the mid 1970s, and within thirty years has become one of the world's leading publishers of ELT material. We now account for over a quarter of Cambridge Publishing's sales revenue and over a half of all publications sold.
The quality of Cambridge's ELT list is achieved by extremely close collaboration between in-house editors, all of whom have teaching experience and qualifications, and the teaching profession. Extensive market research precedes the development of new materials which are then piloted in schools in many parts of the world. We produce not only books but CDs, videos, CD-Roms and, increasingly, Web-based materials. ELT publications are sold to almost every country in the world and promoted by representatives based in 67 countries.
Cambridge ELT first earned its reputation as a publisher of materials for adults, but, in response to ever larger number of young children learning English, the list's range is expanding. The oldest Press in the world now provides for even the youngest learners.
Cambridge University Press Spain and Portugal
From its modern office in the financial heart of Madrid and from its sub-office in Barcelona, the Press's Iberian Branch manages sales to Spain and Portugal, and publishes for the whole Hispanic world. ELT representatives are based in most regions of Spain and Lisbon, and academic representatives operate out of the two offices. A warehouse near Madrid ensures that booksellers anywhere in the peninsula can receive most books in stock within two days of placing an order.
Having started purely as an ELT promotional operation, the Iberian Branch has grown to encompass academic and educational marketing, a sales and distribution function, and, since 1997, an editorial and publishing role. The publishing activity of the Branch is now focused on producing materials which meet the specific needs of Spanish-speaking learners.
Like all the Press's trading operations, without exception, the Iberian Branch is recognised by its host country as a 'not-for-profit' organisation.