'Challenges ahead', as university presses adapt to Covid changes

'Challenges ahead', as university presses adapt to Covid changes

University presses have faced “more change in the past 12 weeks than in the preceding 12 years”, The Bookseller has been told, as publishers develop their digital offerings to cope with a drop in print demand since Covid-19. 

Some publishers have said the pandemic has consolidated changes that have been in the pipeline for years. “Rather than igniting change, the pandemic lockdown has acted as an accelerant,” said Anthony Cond, m.d. of Liverpool University Press. “E-book sales that had begun to plateau are now an area of significant growth, print on demand which was widespread is now absol...

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