Publishing: University of Wisconsin Press Profiled in Madison, WI Newspaper
Scholarly publishing isn’t facing a crisis, but it is in flux, said Dennis Lloyd, director of the University of Wisconsin Press.
“We’re a book and journal publisher, which publishes mostly books by professors for tenure and promotion,” Lloyd said from the UW Press offices on Monroe Street in Madison. “And because we are one of the largest publishers in the state, we also publish books of interest to people in the region on the nature, culture, history and art of Wisconsin and region.”
The annual budget of the press is just under $3.4 million, Lloyd said. Net book sales are about $1.4 million and net revenue for the journals it publishes is about $1.3 million. University support of $350,000 comes in at some 10 percent of the operating budget, with foreign rights and various grants making up the difference, he says.
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