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ACU Press makes its mark in troubled publishing industry


ACU Press Managing Editor Robyn Burwell, right, and intern Mary Hardegree look over project proposals and review manuscripts. (Photo by Thomas Metthe, Abilene Reporter-News, via www.reporternews.com)

The Abilene Reporter-News in Texas reports:

The Abilene Christian University Press takes the concept of a “publishing house” pretty seriously.
The university’s book publishing arm, active since the early ’80s, currently operates out of a converted residence on Campus Court. The living room functions as the reception area, the bedrooms as offices and the kitchen as … well, the kitchen, but one with a pantry stocked with printer paper.
It may seem like a modest setup, but ACU Press and its Leafwood Publishers trade imprint have been on a recent upswing. This, in an industry that has struggled to keep pace with technological leaps, as bookstores shutter and larger publishers trim their staffs.

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