Management and library & information science publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., UK, has announced that it is now offering selected special issues of its peer-reviewed journals via Amazon, using print-on-demand services. The titles are otherwise only available as part of a journal volume or on a per article pay-per-view basis.
Print-on-demand is an innovative printing process that makes it possible to print books one at a time. Books are digitised and stored in the Lightning Source library, a resource for publishers providing printing, distribution and digital fulfilment services. Lightning Source prints titles in small quantities in order to meet orders. It then rapidly ships these titles directly to retailers or via distributors and wholesalers with which it has an alliance. Priced at £34.99 for single issues and £49.99 for double issues, the titles are now available via www.Amazon.com and www.Amazon.co.uk as well as other distribution partners including Gardners, Bertrams, Paperback bookshop (marketplace trader), Book Depository (marketplace trader), Coutts, Bertrams Library Supplies and Blackwells Library Supplies. Its partners in the US include Ingram, Amazon.com, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble and Nascorp. Knowledgespeak Newsletter 5/2/06
Posted by P. Kaufman at May 2, 2006 5:18 PM