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Re: Google v. the Web?

I have collected links for monograph open access at


I would be glad to add some empirical evidence on negative
consequences of OA to book sales. Until now I don't have such

Klaus Graf


2008/12/4 Michael Carroll <Carroll@law.villanova.edu>:

> I know that the issue of monograph publishing and the
> sustainability of university presses has been an oft-discussed
> topic on this list.
> I'd be interested in Sandy's and other list members' reactions to
> the question of whether academic authors and publishers might not
> do better that the Google settlement route by taking the open
> access route for scholarly monographs.
> Case in point.  James Boyle's new book has just been released
> under a Creative Commons license by Yale University Press.
> http://www.thepublicdomain.org/2008/11/28/questions-from-authors/
> According to publicly available sales statistics, it's doing
> quite well.
> According to Amazon, yesterday, its Sales Rank was: #3,103 in
> Books (See Bestsellers in Books) Popular in these categories:
> (What's this?)
> #1 in   Books > Professional & Technical > Law > Intellectual Property
> #1 in   Books > Nonfiction > Law > Intellectual Property
> #4 in   Books > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology > Culture