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Stop the presses - Feature Stories
September 2008 Issue
WANTED: Director for university press. Must be able to weather constant change and evaluate rapidly emerging technologies, accurately predicting which will last. Need ability to balance print runs with book returns that may occur as much as a year later. Crystal ball would be a plus. Must love conventionally printed books but be open to e-books and print-on-demand. Must maintain rigorous standards of quality while operating in a climate of dwindling resources and increasing competition from commercial publishers. Experience squeezing blood from a stone desirable. Ability to woo big donors a plus. This is NOT the job listing that brought Nicole Mitchell to the University of Georgia Press in 2001, but it’s a good description of the expectations placed on a press director. During Mitchell’s tenure as director of the UGA Press, university publishing has undergone seismic shifts affecting the very nature of what they do and how they do it. The Lost Boys of Sudan: An American Story of the Refugee Experience—Published …
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