Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Academic Publishing: Two Views

Any legal historian out there at work on his or her first book manuscript might want to check in on two recent views of the academic publishing. The first is a report from the recent meeting of the Association of American University Presses; the second is Stanley Katz’s speculations about what might be down the road. When it comes to books written for academic audiences in the humanities or social sciences, Katz writes, “I have no doubt that we are rapidly moving into an environment of tiny initial print runs (if there is any print run at all) followed by print-on-demand, combined with some form of electronic delivery.”

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