literary publishing

New Realities for Academic Presses in Trying Economic Times

Presented at the Research Network Forum, Conference on College Composition and Communication San Francisco, March 11, 2009

Abstract

Scholarly presses may be in peril due to diminishing markets, tight budgets, and over-reliance on the monograph as the signifier of scholar achievement, but individuals and organizations in rhetoric and composition can take specific action to ensure that scholarly presses not only survive momentary crises but also thrive in the years ahead. In turn, presses themselves also need to adapt to the changing needs of the multiple constituencies they serve and the new technologies that enable the democratization of peer review, production, distribution, and delivery.

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