Volume 49 Issue 1, October 2017, pp. 41-52

In response to increasing challenges to both the financial model and the distribution model for traditional monographs, the University of California Press developed and launched a new open access monograph program, Luminos, in 2015. Now that Luminos is halfway through its second year, this article reviews the program's progress in addressing its three core goals: developing a more sustainable financial model, improving access and impact, and providing a digital space with multimedia capabilities for monographs.