University presses report robust year despite challenges of the pandemic

University presses report robust year despite challenges of the pandemic

This past year has “felt like an interregnum” for many midsize university presses, with both change and uncertainty in the air owing to the ongoing effects of the pandemic. Yet even while scholarly publishers have been altering business models, rolling out new digital initiatives as some routes to market stutter and adapting to new ways of reaching their customers, many have reported a robust year of trading.

Anthony Cond, Liverpool University Press c.e.o., points out that in general the university press model “walks a tightrope” as it is balanced between “meaningful service to the academy...

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