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.