The Gold OA Landscape 2011-2014 is now available in paperback form–and from now through Monday, September 14, 2015, you can get it for less than the PDF version.
I believe every OA publisher should have a copy of this book to see what’s going on in the field in general–where by “the field” I mean serious OA as evidenced by journals being in the Directory of Open Access Journals.
I believe many libraries, librarians and OA advocates should have this as well.
For more information and reasons why you might want to have this book, see yesterday’s announcement of the PDF ebook version.
The paperback has the same copy and appearance, except for one paragraph on the copyright page–and a different ISBN: 978-1-329-54762-9
The link at the start of this post takes you to the sales page for this book; here it is again for convenience. If you’re having trouble with links, here’s the URL:
But there’s one more thing you need to know: GRAND20
That’s the coupon code that gets you 20% off any print books or calendars at Lulu, today through 9/14/15. I believe it can only be used once, but for as many books as you’d like.
Note: This book will eventually be available through Amazon, Ingram, etc…maybe. I don’t know how long it will take; I don’t know what prices they’ll offer; I do know I get about 1/3 as much in net revenue from those sales.
The Lulu price is $60. That gets you a 220 pg. trade paperback on very high quality paper, representing hundreds of hours of research, analysis and writeup. And, of course, with the coupon code, that’s $48–enough of a savings to cover postage ($3.99 for USPS, I think) with quite a bit left over.
By the way: the product page has a preview covering Chapter 1. Some day soon, the October 2015 Cites & Insights will have extended excerpts from the book (perhaps 1/3 of it in all, with no graphs). And, as explained in yesterday’s post, availability of the data and continuation of this project will depend on sales or on other sources of revenue.