Once the interim book is ready, and continuing until the more extended version is ready, I’ll either send the PDF as an email attachment or send a link to a Dropbox file to all those who contribute at least $25 (and yes, I’ll count this as income, not donations). The PDF doesn’t have DRM. I count on your honesty and good will to not distribute huge numbers of copies, but anybody contributing personally who wishes to send the PDF to their library as an institutional resource is encouraged to do so.
For a donation of $50 or more, you’ll get the interim edition–and when the more extended book is done, you’ll get that as well, in an exclusive edition that has hotlinked table of contents and table of figures/tables. (That book will be available from Lulu, probably for $40 ebook, $45 print book, but neither of those versions will have hotlinks.)
All donations will be considered as encouragements for me to continue the OA research and also continue Cites & Insights.
Oh, and by the way, this offer is retroactive to mid-April 2015, which only affects one person long active in OA and scholarly publishing–they’ll get both books.
Semi-relevant sidenote: Remember when blog posts used to get lots of non-spam comments? Some still do; mine basically don’t, and I don’t even turn on comments by default. A legitimate comment and question on a very recent post was actually the first non-spam comment I’ve had in just over a year!
Note added 4 p.m. May 19, 2015
If you really want the interim report in print book form, there are two ways to do that:
1. If you have access to an Expresso Book Machine or something similar, the PDF is a formatted 6×9″ book that should work perfectly, as long as some provision is made for a cover. (I’ve never used an EBM, but this will be a PDF-A file that would be acceptable to Lulu, which means it should be fine for an EBM.) Current size is about 215 pages; that may shrink very slightly. 2. I could make provisions for limited-time purchase through Lulu, at cost of production, if you really need a print copy and have no other way to get one. (I’d have to gin up a cover…) Most of you probably don’t want the print book anyway, but just in case…
See new message at the top: a $7 paperback is available to donors,