January 21, 2009
Book Drop: University Presses Report Fall in Sales
How badly has the recession hit university presses? In a new survey, 62 of those presses report, collectively, that net sales were down more than 9 percent in the period July 1 through December 31, 2008, compared with the same period in 2007.
Those presses represent about two-thirds of the United States-based members of the Association of American University Presses, which conducted the survey and released the results to its membership on Friday.