By Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, Judith M. Nixon
"Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and clients presents readers with a view of the altering and rising roles of digital books in greater schooling. the 3 major sections comprise contributions by way of specialists within the publisher/vendor area, in addition to through librarians who document on either the demanding situations of delivering and coping with e-books and at the concerns surrounding shopper use of e-books. The case research section bargains views from seven various sizes and kinds of libraries whose librarians describe cutting edge and thought-provoking tasks regarding e-books. examine views on e-books from companies as different as a advertisement writer and an organization press. know about the perspective of a jobber. know about the book demanding situations dealing with librarians, resembling the hunt to manage charges within the patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) version, easy methods to clear up the drawback of source sharing with e-books, and the way to regulate PDA within the consortial atmosphere. See what consumer use of e-books finds approximately interpreting behavior and disciplinary changes. eventually, within the case examine part, observe find out how to advertise scholarly e-books, find out how to deal with an e-reader checkout software, and the way one library changed such a lot of its print assortment with e-books. those and different examples illustrate how cutting edge librarians use e-books to augment clients' stories with scholarly works"-- Read more...
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Scholarly books: revenue and units sold (in millions). 28 | Academic E-Books Given the dominance of electronic over print journals since the early 2000s and given scholars’ increased willingness to rely on content in a variety of packages and forms, one might expect e-books to have caught on in this sector. To date, however, this has not been the case. Scholarly publishers continue to report that the vast majority of their sales derive from print formats. 6% of scholarly publishing revenues, at $14 million in total sales.
The impact of the print sales is clear. Academic library sales probably will decline over time. Pricing E-books Pricing models for academic e-books vary from publisher to publisher. McFarland’s list prices are the same for print and electronic editions. For an e-book transaction, the publisher has no costs for order administration, production cost, and inventory. However, the wholesale discount to the vendor is much deeper for the e-book. Preparing a web-ready PDF file to go to an e-book vendor requires the same actions as producing a print book: acquisitions activity, peer review, editing, cover design, page layout, The Journey Beyond Print | 43 figure 2.
It suggests that, even in a year without a single runaway success story (like 2012’s Fifty Shades of Grey, whose contribution of over $800 million in new romance sales, much of it from e-books, drove adult fiction revenue to historic heights), other titles can keep the industry An Industry Perspective: Publishing in the Digital Age | 21 figure 1. S. publisher revenue and units sold (in billions). afloat. The results of book publishing as a whole rely on the entire long tail: a combination of blockbuster successes and backlist titles alike.
Academic e-books : publishers, librarians, and users by Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, Judith M. Nixon