Washington, D.C.'s Island Press shifted its distribution from its own warehouse in Covelo, Calif., to Chicago Distribution Center, which handles distribution for 40 scholarly publishers, including University of Chicago Press.

Other Press, in New York, founded five years ago to do psychoanalytic titles, signed with W.W. Norton. Since then Other has added trade titles to its product mix, as well as a literary imprint, Handsel Press. Its spring list includes Amity Gaige's O My Darling and psychiatrist Boris Cyrulnik's The Whispering of Ghosts.

Stylus Publishing in Sterling, Va., has added the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden, which has published more than 600 academic titles on African politics, economics and social issues; psychoanalytic publisher Karnac; and London-based James & James, which publishes works on conservation issues for the academic and professional markets.

Canadian Talonbooks signed with Publishers Group Canada for Canadian distribution and with Northwestern University Press for representation to the trade in U.S. and international markets.