Monday, May 18, 2009

LSU Press: Rough times ahead?

Jennifer Howard of the Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Louisiana State University Press, publisher of James Lee Burke's The Lost Get-Back Boogie and distinguished titles in Southern literature and history, faces trouble due to state budget cuts. If it does not receive its usual university subsidy of some $800,000, it faces "really tough decisions," according to press director Mary Katherine Callaway. I interpret that to mean cuts in the publishing program and perhaps layoffs.

1 comment:

George said...

Sadly, most university and small presses are struggling in these trying economic times. The one thing we can do to help them is to buy their books.