June 22, 2009
Scholarly Presses Discuss What It Takes to Survive
Bloodied but still standing, the university presses that gathered here for the annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses could have been a grimmer group. With sales down by double digits and budgets in tatters, the presses may feel as if they are going through the worst of times—although next year could be worse still. But scholarly publishing, and scholarly publishers, just refuse to die.
The meeting, which ended Sunday, was more a study in resilience