N – European university presses fold

University presses in Europe are facing funding cuts, with one press having closed and others cutting back on the number of titles they’re publishing, and a European university press association is being planned, reports Kent Anderson in the blog The Scholarly Kitchen (http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2009/11/11/european-university-presses-fold-consolidate-in-economic-downturn/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ScholarlyKitchen+%28The+Scholarly+Kitchen%29). Middlesex University Press closed at the end of last year (www.mupress.co.uk). Forty academic presses, including 12 from the United Kingdom, are to create a Europe-wide association. Twelve countries are represented. Andrew Peden Smith, at Northumbria University Press, said, “As part of this focused European approach we will also be looking at possible funding from the EU.”