January 30, 2009
University Presses Adopt a Variety of Strategies to Survive the Economic Downturn
Low sales, high numbers of books returned, operating subsidies threatened by state and university budget cuts: As the economy slumps, those are just some of the problems that confront academic publishers. Overall sales for July 1 through December 31 were down nearly 10 percent compared with the same period in 2007, according to a recent survey by the Association of American University Presses.
And Utah State University Press just learned that it might get the ax from its parent