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Re: Future of the "subscription model?"
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Future of the "subscription model?"
- From: "John P. Abbott" <AbbottJP@appstate.edu>
- Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 20:05:14 EST
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Joe wrote: > Of course, for a publisher to be a winner, whether with or > without high prices, it takes an absolutely outstanding > editorial program. I don't see that. When a few publishers control 1000's of titles, the forces at work in the marketplace are more complex than the best-are-the-winners or the winners-are-the-best. When an entity exerts great influence on the market, forces other than quality are at work in preserving their dominance...see Microsoft, iTunes, Blue Cross/Blue Shield. For a small publisher to be a winner, an excellent product is required, but for those publishers on the far left of the long-tail distribution, quality is less critical than the strategic inertia they exert on many market axes. John John P. Abbott, MS MSLS Associate Professor & Coordinator, Collection Management University Library Appalachian State University Boone, NC 28608 email@example.com