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RE: 8-10 percent discount - kudos!
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- Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 17:38:48 EDT
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Heather, I fail to see the 'leadership' in moving to e-only since this removes an element of choice for the subscriber. Even if just a few subscribers opt for print, maintaining this choice is still affordable for both publisher and subscriber thanks to digital printing systems. Print is still in demand. In our case each one of our periodicals still has at least 150 subscribers choosing to retain print despite a 30-40% discount for e-only services. OECD has always offered a reduced price for online-only subscribers and has never charged extra for combined print and online since we have always given free online access to our print subscribers. In their press release, Sage identify many of the benefits of e-only (and I love the tree-planting idea) but offering a choice seems to resonate with many of our customers. Toby Green Head of Publishing Public Affairs & Communications Directorate OECD email@example.com www.oecd.org www.oecd.org/publishing -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com le.edu] On Behalf Of Heather Morrison Sent: 15 July, 2009 2:01 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: 8-10 percent discount - kudos! Congratulations to SAGE for showing some real leadership in moving to e-only - AND, lowering prices! Q. Is there a discount offered on an e-access subscription rate? A. Yes, SAGE offers an 8% discount off the Print-only rate and a 10% discount off the Combined (Print & E-access) rate. >From the SAGE press release, as reported on Liblicense: http://www.library.yale.edu/~llicense/ListArchives/0907/msg00083.html Note: print costs are at least 20-30% of total publishing costs. The SAGE discount is most welcome news and definitely a step in the right direction - but a leadership position in appropriately discounting with a move to e-only is still very much open. Any opinion expressed in this e-mail is that of the author alone, and does not represent the opinion or policy of BC Electronic Library Network or Simon Fraser University Library. Heather G. Morrison, MLIS The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics http://poeticeconomics.blogspot.com
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