Cover Story: Embracing a Different Publishing World
NS: What is the best decision you've made in the past year?
Pfund: Keeping my editors happy, or at least trying. We have a spectacularly good group of people at the press—smart, professional, driven—and our success is squarely tied to the continuity we've enjoyed.
NS: What keeps you awake at night?
Pfund: What makes me a bit anxious is the advent of patron-driven acquisitions (PDA), a new methodology via which college and university libraries are beginning to order books [based on patron requests]. But, as with all the other various changes that have buffeted us in recent years, I have every confidence we'll figure out how best to continue fulfilling our mission in a PDA-influenced environment.