APS Conference debates industry challenges

APS Conference debates industry challenges

Retaining staff at an academic press is “difficult”, so the industry should be shouting more about the benefits of working for it, William Bowes, general counsel and company secretary of Cambridge University Press, told the Booksellers Association’s Academic, Professional & Scholarly (APS) Conference last week (11th–12th March).

“What is the draw of working with a university press?” Bowes asked, while speaking on a chief executive panel at the conference, which was held at Surrey’s Wotton House. “Why would someone in their late twenties want to dedicate their career to an academic press? R...

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