Our motto expresses our goal to provide a vehicle for important writing that now not only goes unpublished but often goes unwritten. It’s no secret that academic and university presses have been struggling to maintain a foothold in the rapidly changing world of publishing. Print publishing, in particular, is under siege as the Internet claims a larger share of readers and creates new ways of viewing ideas and information. We will commit time and resources to vindicate our belief that printed books are a necessity that will find their audiences for a long time to come—and that new technologies present new opportunities to reach them.
But if books are to succeed, writers and publishers must rethink how best to attract increasingly restive readers. Central to our plan is to encourage writers to think beyond the traditional exhaustive scholarly monograph and to publish works that in fewer pages pull together the writer’s themes in prose that is readable, accessible, informative, new, and, as appropriate, even playful. Books that explore new developments, consider new ways of thinking about events long past, identify new problems, probe innovative ways of solving them; books that explain, challenge, hypothesize, and question—these are the books Tribeca Square Press plans to publish.
We are just getting underway. If you have thoughts, questions, or suggestions, we’ll be happy to talk.
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