FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Major University Press Goes “Primarily Digital”

25a944ee48ed337568c0bcef990fd010ec71c4d392a4692241a52bfd0e18994f-1541718155.jpgThe University of Michigan Press announced that more that at least 50 of the more than 60 monographs they produce each year will now be released in digital form.

While a system will be in place for readers to create print-on-demand versions of the individual texts, digital copies will be the main form for the majority of the press’ output. Insider Higher Ed noted recent layoffs at the University of Missouri Press and State University of New York Press, and reported that Utah State University Press is in danger of losing its backing–pointing towards the economic benefits of going digital.

Here’s more from U of M Press Director Phil Pochoda: “I have been increasingly convinced that the business model based on printed monograph was not merely failing but broken … Why try to fight your way through this? Why try to remain in territory you know is doomed?”

Mediabistro Course

Memoir Writing

Memoir WritingStarting January 7, work with a published memoir writer to tell and sell the story of your life! In this course, Wendy Dale will teach you how to create your story around a marketable premise, hone your narrative voice, write a memoir with a solid structure, and sell your memoir before you've even finished writing it. Register now!