August 1, 2014

De Gruyter Select: A New Print on Demand Service Offering Custom Books

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UPDATE: September 17th: On a related note, Richard Poynder has just published an interview he conducted with Sven Fund, CEO of De Gruyter. Direct to: “De Gruyter’s Sven Fund on the state of Open Access: Where are we, what still needs to be done?” (via Open and Shut)

From a De Gruyter Announcement:

“De Gruyter Select” is a new service that lets customers select and assemble content from various types of publications to create their own custom book, which is then printed and delivered within a few short days.

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The service applies to all articles, chapters, and database content with a “chunk price” at De Gruyter Online. It also applies to all eBooks offered by De Gruyter’s distribution partners. Each book chapter, regardless of length, costs €30 [$40/USD].

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Customers can define their own title and subtitle for the book, and determine the order in which content appears. The aggregate price of the content contained in the book determines its purchase price.

After ordering, the book is printed and delivered directly to the customer within a week. 

Direct to De Gruyter Select FAQ and Info Page

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.