Digital Monograph P&L Builder

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Saturday, June 18, 10:45 AM–12:00 PM
Speakers: Nancy Maron, President, BlueSky to BluePrint; Kim Schmelzinger, Independent Consultant

As new models to support scholarly monograph publishing emerge, it is increasingly important to be able to identify the costs that underlie this work. In 2016, Maron and Schmelzinger authored a study that examined the costs of publishing monographs, employing a method that incorporated several innovative means to establish a common understanding of these costs. As part of a Mellon-funded grant to AAUP, they are now adapting that methodology so that any press could develop estimates for themselves. This session will share results from the study, and will offer a walk-through of the tool, the Dashboard it offers publishers, and the Cost Statement presses might find useful in seeking publishing subsidies.

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