De Gruyter Select: A New Print on Demand Service Offering Custom Books
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.
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].
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
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.