By Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, Judith M. Nixon

ISBN-10: 1557537275

ISBN-13: 9781557537270

ISBN-10: 1612494285

ISBN-13: 9781612494289

ISBN-10: 1612494293

ISBN-13: 9781612494296

"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  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.

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