The AAUP Business Handbook

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The AAUP Business Handbook

Part One: AAUP Industry Standards

See "Annual University Press Statistics," the annual comparative survey with accompanying analysis prepared for the AAUP by Harry VanIerssel.

Part Two: Accounting, Budgeting & Financial Management


(1) Royalty Accounting and Systems

(2) Chart of Accounts

Budgeting and Financial Accounting

(1) Long Term Financial Planning

(2) The Operating Budget

(3) Proforma Financial Statements

(4) The Production Budget

(5) Hidden Liabilities

(6) Title Budgets

Financial Reporting and Audits

(1) Audits & Auditors

(2) Reserves & Allowances

Working Capital Management

(1) Capital Needs & Financial Accountability of UPs

(2) Accounts Receivable

(3) Projecting Cash Needs

(4) Inventory Management

Miscellaneous Topics

Risk Management & Insurance


Exhibits and Sales Tax

Distribution Agreements

Part Three: Managing Operations

Order Fulfillment Computer Systems for Publishers

Computer Security

Independent Contractor and the Press

Keeping Credit and Collections Manageable

Contracting for Outside Fulfillment

Warehouse Operations

Part Four: Interdepartmental Aspects of Financial Management

Hiring and Evaluating Sales Representatives

Direct Response Mail

Copublication: Buying and Selling Rights


Subsidiary Rights: Selling to Book Clubs

Examination Copy Policy

Part Five: Journals

Introduction to the Journals Section

Journals Subscription Revenues

Journals Nonsubscription Revenues

Journals Expense Categories

Allocation of Overhead Costs in Journal Programs

Relationships with Journal Editors

Types of Publishing Arrangements and Contracts

Financial Arrangements between Books and Journals

Part Six: General Management

Press Boards

Financial Strategies for Coping with Recession

AAUP Compensation Survey: An Overview

A Primer on University Presses

Part Seven: References

Glossary of Publishing Terms

Publishing Business Reference Materials

Part Eight: Related Articles

Book Publishing Accounting: Some Basic Concepts

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