Princeton University Press and Editorial Planeta's recently relaunched U.S. division, Planeta USA, have formed a new publishing partnership, simultaneously publishing select titles in English by PUP and in Spanish by Planeta.

Books will be selected by both publishers, with PUP handling English-language acquisitions and Planeta overseeing translations into Spanish. The two publishers will coordinate their marketing, sales, and publicity campaigns for the titles, which will be made available in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

The first book in the program is Puerto Rico: A National History by Jorrell Meléndez-Badillo, an assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The book, which will be released on April 2 of next year, "tells the panoramic story of the archipelago’s people, politics, economics, and culture, from pre-Columbian times to the present," the publishers said.

"This exciting and much anticipated partnership could not have begun with a better book to unite Spanish and English readerships in the United States and beyond," said PUP director of rights, contracts, and permissions Inés ter Horst, who is leading the partnership for PUP. "The program builds upon a foundation of decades of translation licensing between Princeton University Press and Grupo Planeta, and we are confident that this expanded partnership will bring us and our respective readers even closer."

Cristóbal Pera, v-p and publisher of Planeta USA, said the alliance with Princeton University Press "guarantees that works like Puerto Rico: Historia de una nación, and many others to follow, will advance the cultural and political conversation of Latinos with our simultaneous editions in English and Spanish."