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 include contributions by way of specialists within the publisher/vendor enviornment, in addition to through librarians who document on either the demanding situations of delivering and handling e-books and at the matters surrounding buyer use of e-books. The case learn section deals views from seven diversified sizes and kinds of libraries whose librarians describe cutting edge and thought-provoking initiatives regarding e-books. examine views on e-books from businesses as various as a advertisement writer and an organization press. know about the point of view of a jobber. know about the publication demanding situations dealing with librarians, equivalent to the hunt to regulate bills within the patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) version, the way to resolve the hassle of source sharing with e-books, and the way to control PDA within the consortial atmosphere. See what consumer use of e-books finds approximately interpreting conduct and disciplinary transformations. ultimately, within the case examine part, detect the way to advertise scholarly e-books, the way to deal with an e-reader checkout application, and the way one library changed so much of its print assortment with e-books. those and different examples illustrate how leading edge librarians use e-books to augment clients' studies with scholarly works"-- Read more...
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In 2013, genres such as literary fiction—which tends to be priced higher in print formats—saw increased sales. 4. BookStats’ tracking of sales channels does not include a specific breakout for libraries or for library-oriented wholesalers. What we are able to observe is dominance within this category for the single sales channel most likely to be associated with the library market: sales through jobbers and wholesalers. Unfortunately, as a publisher-side only report, BookStats does not track these sales further and cannot report with any specificity on where they end up downstream.
The file size was huge. Even after making image resolution reductions, file handling was a problem; staff ultimately decided that the print format was simply more suitable and that the electronic format was not practical for this particular title. Simultaneous publishing does not literally mean on the precise same day. As soon as the master page layout file for the print book has been completely evaluated and final corrections executed and checked, staff export a PDF for web-ready preparation. This process could conceivably be completed before printing the physical book.
11) Publishers will see if any of the new features and capabilities offered by devices and vendors fit their publishing program. Publishing revenue will have to support development; the present revenue environment does not, without new waves of investment by university presses and independent publishers. This will continue to be a challenge. It may be that the coming evolution of information in the academic environment is not linear, but a tree-like fractal, in which the products between publishers become less and less similar, providing a rich environment of purchasing choices.
Academic e-books : publishers, librarians, and users by Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, Judith M. Nixon