frances pinter

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Frances Pinter is a business and social entrepreneur with a strong background in publishing and education.


frances pinter



Frances Pinter PhD

  • Founder of Pinter Publishers
  • Publishing Director – the Soros Foundation
  • CEO International House Trust
  • Researcher at Oxford University and the
    London School of Economics
  • Publisher – Bloomsbury Academic
  • Executive Director – Knowledge Unlatched
  • CEO Manchester University Press

At the age of 23, was the first woman to establish her own publishing company in the UK.  Pinter Publishers became a leader in the social sciences.  She also founded the environmental studies imprint Belhaven Press and acquired the humanities imprint Leicester University Press.

Subsequently, she was invited by philanthropist and financier George Soros to devise multi-million dollar programmes supporting publishing and education in Central and Eastern Europe after the fall of Communism.

Frances Pinter has extensive international experience as an entrepreneur and leader in the commercial and non-profit sectors. She has established companies, and advised others how to set up new operations and transform existing ones.

Recently she was CEO of International House Trust, which owns a premier language school in London and holds a 50% share of International House World Organisation Ltd., an affiliated network of 140 language schools in over 40 countries.

Frances was a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. She has acted as consultant to Creative Commons and ran a research project on alternative licencing practices in developing countries. Frances also ran a project looking into the international intellectual property reform agenda.

Bloomsbury Academic, a new imprint of Bloomsbury Publishers, appointed Frances in 2008 as its founding publisher. This new venture makes original research-based publications available online free of charge on Creative Commons licences and pioneers new business models. Frances was also the publisher of the digitised Winston Churchill Archive collection online, launched in 2012.

Currently Frances is CEO of Manchester University Press and Executive Director of Knowledge Unlatched. In 2015 she received an Honarary Doctorate from Curtin University.

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Knowledge Unlatched:
Toward an Open and Networked Future for Academic Publishing
Frances Pinter, Knowledge Unlatched
and Lucy Montgomery, Knowledge Unlatched
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Development of book publishing business models
and finances
Frances Pinter with Laura White
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Chapter from Academic and Professional Publishing

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