3 Scholars Take On the Business of Book Publishing

Faculty support can have a direct impact on the fate of a university press. Look at what happened at Louisiana State University last year, when faculty members helped organize a nationwide campaign that won the press a reprieve.

Some scholars take their support for university presses further and step in to run them. It's not hard to find press directors with academic pedigrees. For instance, Charles Watkinson, director of Purdue University Press, is an archaeologist. Lynne Withey,