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

ISBN-10: 1557537275

ISBN-13: 9781557537270

"Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and clients offers readers with a view of the altering and rising roles of digital books in greater schooling. the 3 major sections comprise contributions via specialists within the publisher/vendor area, in addition to via librarians who record on either the demanding situations of supplying and coping with e-books and at the concerns surrounding buyer use of e-books. The case examine section  Read more...

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Figure 2 illustrates the split between print and electronic sales for one moderately successful title. 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.

McFarland is comfortable with the idea that a portion of the revenue will come from e-books. However, there has been a drop in average 44 | Academic E-Books per-title print sales from academic libraries, and the amount of revenue from e-books is not enough to make up for the drop in print revenue. The viability of a particular title then might depend on raising the list price to academic libraries, but in a McFarland proposition, this decision might mean that the contribution from the retail side will more or less disappear.

In D. ), Library and book trade almanac (pp. 24–40). Medford, NJ: Information Today. , & Brenner, J. (2012). Libraries, patrons, and e-books. org /2012/06/22/libraries-patrons-and-e-books/ 2 The Journey Beyond Print: Perspectives of a Commercial Publisher in the Academic Market Rhonda Herman Abstract Since 1979, commercial publisher McFarland has offered scholarly books to academic libraries. This paper covers early experimentation with e-books and more mature collaborations, as well as experiences with new acquisition models and a publisher perspective on patron-driven acquisitions.

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