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RE: Does "free" lead to "paid"?
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- Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 23:16:08 EST
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There is also evidence that making books freely available online does not increase print sales. OECD's experience is a case in point. Last year our books were visited free-of-charge on Google Books some 2.5 million times. (We allow visitors access to the complete book). This compares with 1.3 million visits in 2008. In 2009, we sold c.200,000 printed copies. In 2008 we sold c.225,000 printed copies. So, we almost doubled open access use and lost 10% of our print sales. Toby Green -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Klaus Graf Sent: 10 March, 2010 11:47 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Does "free" lead to "paid"? Excellent post? Very poor and "shameless" post! There is enough empirical evidence for the opinion thet Open Access support print sales: http://delicious.com/Klausgraf/monograph_open_access Klaus Graf 2010/3/10 Joseph Esposito <email@example.com>: > For anyone who hasn't seen it, there is an excellent post at > Scholarly Kitchen by Kent Anderson. =A0Kent is on a roll. Here > is the link: > > http://j.mp/aDcdCe > > Kent analyzes the notion that giving away free books leads to the > sale of books, whether p or e. > > Joe Esposito