View/Download Counts for Open Access and Libraries

When I announced the trade paperback version of Open Access and Libraries, and the free final PDF version available from Lulu, I didn’t provide any information on how often the various preview versions had been viewed or downloaded…because of a temporary reporting problem.

That problem’s been solved, and here are the numbers, for what they’re worth:

  • The “html epub” version was viewed/downloaded 304 times.
  • The “rtf epub” version was viewed/downloaded 78 times.
  • The draft PDF version was downloaded 155 times
  • So far, the final epub version has been viewed/downloaded 60 times
  • Two copies of the trade paperback have been purchased so far, but one of those was mine.
  • I have no way of knowing how many people have downloaded the final PDF version, apparently: either Lulu doesn’t report free downloads as sales, or there haven’t been any.

No attempt to draw conclusions. Should there be?

2 Responses to “View/Download Counts for Open Access and Libraries”

  1. John says:

    I downloaded the final PDF, so there has been at least one.

  2. walt says:

    Thanks. I had mixed feelings about “publishing” it without an index, but really, truly couldn’t justify all that additional work, particularly given the continued blackout of any notice for my OA work on OA blogs (other than Charles Baily & Peter Suber). This collection, such as it is, may never reach as many people as the C&I articles did…but might do a little good. Or not.