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e-Books in the Health Sciences: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Charleston Conference Lively Lunch Association of American Publishers Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division John Tagler Executive Director, PSP November 4, 2011
AAP: Overview (established 1970) Trade (books) K – 12 Higher Education Professional & Scholarly Areas of Activity
Communication & Public Affairs
Copyright Advocacy & Protection
International Intellectual Property & Trade Protection
Both libraries and publishers are venturing into uncharted waters
Challenges the 80%/20% rule
Means of addressing exponential growth issues
library budgets not keeping pace with information output
comprehensive collections a thing of the past – even for richest institutions
Usage analysis for both libraries and publishers
Will libraries accept disappearance of print?
Prospect of longer life for book content
Issues of archiving and preservation are open
Platforms for hosting
ownership vs. access
BookStats: Launched August 2011 Joint initiative: AAP and BISG covering 2008 – 2010
e-Books and other non-physical formats: The consistent, growing popularity of e-books and apps are a major success story in content formats, even in advance of data for 2011, which is currently tracking high e-format sales.
Professional publishing provides print and digital content for practitioners, clinicians and other working in medicine, law, business, science, technology, the humanities and social sciences. One reason for this market’s resiliency through the 2008-2010 period has been its digitization of content; this has created more discoverability and opened up new markets.
Scholarly publishing covers print and digital content published by scholarly societies, commercial publishers and university presses for those involved in primary research in academic, corporate or government settings. This market saw net sales revenue grow while net unit sales declined very slightly.
Thank you! John Tagler [email_address] www.publishers.org