Digital Projects

Most University of Washington Press books are available as ebooks. Search the offerings of your favorite ebook vendor.

The press is also involved in the following forward-thinking multimedia or open-access projects.



RavenSpace is an online platform for media-rich books in Indigenous studies. It provides a respectful digital environment where communities and scholars can work together to share and create knowledge. The first project from this collaboration among UW Press, UBC Press, and other partners, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is now available at


Studies on Ethnic Groups in China: Open Edition

Thanks to a new partnership between the UW Libraries and UW Press, Studies on Ethnic Groups in China, edited by UW professor of anthropology Stevan Harrell, is our first open-access book series. The open editions are made possible by a grant from the Transformation Fund of the Kenneth S. and Faye G. Allen Library Endowment to facilitate the transition toward open publishing models.


TOME: Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem

In 2018 UW Press published our first open-access book, Molecular Feminisms: Biology, Becomings, and Life in the Lab, by Deboleena Roy. The open edition was made possible by a grant from Emory University as part of the TOME program, a joint initiative of the Association of American Universities, Association of Research Libraries, and Association of University Presses.



UW Press and Libraries are among the early adopters of Manifold, a new publishing platform developed by the University of Minnesota Press, CUNY GC Digital Scholarship Lab, and Cast Iron Coding and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Manifold supports new forms of scholarship on a reader-friendly platform that encourages discussion and fosters community.


Sustainable History Monograph Pilot

UW Press is one of twenty university presses participating in a Mellon-funded, UNC Press–led initiative to publish open-access history monographs. By making monograph publishing more efficient and the books openly available, the initiative aims to increase engagement with original scholarship by readers across the globe.


Art History Publication Initiative

UW Press is leading a nine-year initiative to publish heavily illustrated books in digital form, in collaboration with Duke University Press, Penn State University Press, and the University of Pennsylvania Press and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.