Time to talk up the industry, academic book trade told

Time to talk up the industry, academic book trade told

The academic publishing and bookselling sectors are facing multiple calls to “talk up what you do” in the face of a changing political environment around higher education.

Following Brexit, the sectors are likely to face a number of challenges, not least of which are fewer international students. The introduction of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment for universities does not make any mention of resources and, as one vice-chancellor put it, there’s “a tonal shift” in the media against institutions.

The academic and bookselling trade must work harder and quicker to raise th...

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