BREAKING NEWS: Gale Launches E-Books with OCLCs netLibrary
- Gale is a major and reputable publisher of a wide variety of important
reference books. NetLibrary is an electronic web based library of full
text electronic books covering a wide range of subject fields that was
purchased recently by OCLC.
Gale Launches E-Books with OCLCs netLibrary
September 30, 2002 Gale Group (http://www.gale.com), a business unit of
Thomson Corp., has launched an e-book program that will make a large
collection of its reference material available to online library patrons
through netLibrary (http://www.netlibrary.com). Any library with a
netLibrary account can access the Gale e-books. At press time no list of
titles was available, but the company plans to offer 30 to 50 of them
sometime this fall with hundreds more scheduled for the future. Initial
titles will include single-volume and multivolume reference works, some
from the Macmillan and Scribner lines. Prices for e-book versions of the
Gale collection will increase the prices of the print versions.
Full Story May be Read at the URL Above
(215) 204 - 4584
- I'd love to see their market research, as I really don't see people
paying 3/4 of the cover price for an e-book.
Lea Conner, President
Conner Dudley Communications LLC
Seattle . Spokane, WA
PR, corporate communications and litigation-related communications.
Contact Conner Dudley Communications LLC today for a FREE consultation!
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- The NetLibrary marketing model will not involve people paying for the
"book" at all. This will be bought and owned or leased, depending on
purchasing decisions, by libraries and library consortia. Libraries in my
area already have made purchases of groups of publications from NetLibrary
and I have actually used books in their collection and paid nothing to use
and see these books. I have posted a message that discuss the companies
involved on the MediaMentor discussion group that has a public archives.
That message may help with this matter.
In addition, it should be remembered that the books in question coming
from Gale are primarily reference books like the Encyclopedia of
Associations and Acronyms and Initialisms Dictionary. The primary markets
for such books would be libraries and commercial users, not households.
(215) 204 - 4584
On Wed, 2 Oct 2002, Lea Conner wrote:
> I'd love to see their market research, as I really don't see people
> paying 3/4 of the cover price for an e-book.
> Lea Conner, President
> Conner Dudley Communications LLC
> Seattle . Spokane, WA
> Toll-free: 1-877-604-6516
> PR, corporate communications and litigation-related communications.
> Contact Conner Dudley Communications LLC today for a FREE consultation!
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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