ATG Book of the Week: The Impact of Print-On-Demand on Academic Books

by | Jan 27, 2018 | 0 comments

Title: The Impact of Print-On-Demand on Academic Books 
Author: Suzanne Wilson-Higgins
Paperback: ISBN: 9780081020111; eBook: ISBN: 9780081020197
Imprint: Cambridge, MA : Chandos Publishing, an imprint of Elsevier, [2017] ©2018

“This book takes an in-depth look at this phenomenon by looking back on two decades of innovation, reviewing the present state of academic publishing with respect to works being printed on demand and compiling the current forecasts and speculation about the future of academic and niche publishing given the impact of print on-demand. The convergence of online book selling, digital printing, digital document workflow management, and the computerization of small parcel logistics created a unique opportunity to create a viable commercial model for printing and supplying books on demand. This innovation was swiftly embraced by the academic publishing community heralding the rescue of the languishing academic monograph…”

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