Brill Launches Print-on-Demand Service for Ebooks on BrillOnline Books and Journals Platform
Brill’s MyBook program, available on the BrillOnline Books and Journals platform, enables users to purchase a paperback copy of books of their choosing, provided they have access to the e-book version.
Libraries that purchase any Brill E-Book Collection automatically make this option available to students and scholars affiliated with that institution. The program is part of Brill’s broader initiative to make its publications more accessible to the scholarly community.
A Brill MyBook costs €25.00/$25.00 per title. Shipping or handling costs are waived, though VAT will be added where applicable. Ordering is easy: click the MyBook “Buy” button, which appears on the platform for users who have access to the corresponding e-book. Each order is processed quickly in a secure environment. First-time buyers will be asked to register to create a personal account.
“Despite increasing popularity among scholars for e-books, there is still a demand for a personal print copy,” says Herman Pabbruwe, CEO at Brill. “But the niche subject matter of the typical Brill monograph makes it difficult for us to price books for the individual. This program, however, makes this niche content available to a broader audience.”
Currently Brill offers 3,000 titles in the MyBook program, but this number continues to grow as new titles are added on a weekly basis. For technical reasons some titles might not become available in the MyBook program.
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In Other News from Brill…
Brill is the first to sign an agreement with the French national licensing project ISTEX, making key academic electronic resources available to the French research community.
The agreement includes access to Brill’s Journal Archives Online, covering over 125,000 journal articles in the humanities, international law and biology. The complete corpus of the encyclopedic reference Brill’s New Pauly Online is also included, together with the renowned Hague Academy Collected Courses Online / Recueil des cours de l’Académie de la Haye en ligne – each essential scholarly works in their respective fields.
Developed in 2012, the ISTEX project provides online access to digital publications in all disciplines throughout the French research community on one central platform. The project is a joint effort between the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the French National Agency for Research (ANR).
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