The Cost of Publishing a Book

May 5th, 2009 · 3 Comments

One thing librarians are always ranting about is the cost of eBooks.  In some instances, the eBook can cost 150-200% of the list price.  The Kindle 2 blog just posted an interesting break down on the cost of print books.  When it comes down to it, printing costs are only about 10% of the total […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

Reference Publishers Debate Single Platform

February 3rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

On the Friday of the ALAMW Conference, the Independent Reference Publishers Group met for a panel presentation/discussion on using one single platform to host all reference content.  It was an interesting discussion.  I’ve summarized the panel in my notes below. Independent Reference Publishers Group Meeting Friday, January 23, 2009 Representatives from the following organizations were […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing

ABC-CLIO will now Publish Greenwood Imprints

October 1st, 2008 · Comments Off

Big news in reference publishing today.  ABC-CLIO has licensed the content of Greenwood Imprints.  Here’s a clip of the press release: ABC-CLIO and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt today announced an agreement granting ABC-CLIO a perpetual license to use the imprints and publish the titles of Greenwood Publishing Group, including Greenwood Press, Praeger Publishers, Praeger Security International […]

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Tags: Reference Publishing · Vendor News

The Economics of eBook Publishing

May 7th, 2008 · Comments Off

Attention Librarians – want to get an insiders look at print and eBook pricing?  Ron Boehm, Chairman and CEO of ABC-CLIO Publishing has written a great summary of the economics of reference publishing.  It’s available exclusively on No Shelf Required’s Pricing Models page.  Your comments and questions are always welcome. Enjoy!  Sue

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Reference Publishing