Institutional and consumer markets are becoming more closely linked because of Amazon’s powerful value proposition, making it necessary for academic book publishers to create consumer services of their own.
Of the many proposals to lower the cost of college textbooks, the model called “inclusive access” may have the best chance, as it creates incentives for publishers and students alike.
Publishing does not take place in a vacuum but in an ecosystem. The book business is changing not because of a preference for digital books but because physical bookstores are being removed from the ecosystem.
A surprisingly charming short film about a world where books have gone extinct.
The results from a recent survey on book discovery and purchasing are now available. Print is declining, but still an essential component of the business.
Amazon’s new local distribution technology allows academic institutions new levels of control.
While patron-driven acquisitions is likely to reduce publishers’ revenue in the short-term, over the long term it is likely that the revenue will be restored and even enhances. This post lists all the “PDA offsets” a publisher should consider.
Passions die harder than businesses, and when passions energize a business, little miracles can happen, as this short film demonstrates.
A review of the novel “A Novel Bookstore” by Laurence Cossé, which imagines an ideal bookstore and the policies required, including peer review, to make such a venture possible.
The demise of Borders is a lesson in management pitfalls. Are STM publishers up to the challenges they’ll be facing soon?
60% of book purchases now happen outside the traditional brick-and-mortar bookstore