Art Publishers Look to Yale Press for Glimpse Into Their Digital Future

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Patricia Fidler handles art and architecture at Yale University Press.

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Patricia Fidler handles art and architecture at Yale University Press.

A year ago, Patricia J. Fidler didn't see much good news for scholarly e-books in art, art history, and architecture. There weren't many of them, they didn't sell well, and obtaining the rights to produce all those images digitally created headaches for both publishers and authors. They also hadn't caught on with scholars. "There is a huge resistance in academia to e-books, especially in art and art history," says Ms. Fidler, the publisher of Yale University Press's art and architecture