Posts Tagged: print vs digital

The Decline of the University Press

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The university press system has faced a rapid decline. Research libraries, looking to cut costs to pay for expensive electronic journal subscriptions, buy fewer monographs. Subsidies from parent institutions are down. Meanwhile, the researchers who publish with and rely on content from university presses demand access to digital content.

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Digital/Print Hybrids

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Melville House Publishing (the indie publishers behind last month’s Rumpus Book Club selection) are getting technologically innovative with their releases.

They’re launching HybridBooks, a program that dabbles in e-book trendiness as a compliment to printed publications. Readers have access to supplemental electronic material (called “illuminations”) when they scan the barcode on their books.

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