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Disrupting eBook Publishing

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Presentation given at the Jisc Digifest, Birmingham, 11 March 2014.

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Disrupting eBook Publishing

  1. 1. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress Brian Hole, Founder and CEO Jisc Digifest, Birmingham, 11 March 2014 Disrupting eBook Publishing
  2. 2. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress To return control of publishing to university and society presses, providing them with the infrastructure and support to advance publishing in the interest of researchers. About Ubiquity Press Background Mission  Spun out of University College London in 2012  Researcher-led  Extensive publishing background as well (BioMed Central, PLoS, Elsevier, IOP)  Based in London  Comprehensive approach: journals, books, data, software, ….
  3. 3. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress The Social Contract of Science • Validation • Dissemination • Further development Scientific Malpractice • Data • Results • Software • Hardware, wetware… #@%$#@ % #@%$# Source: http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2015
  4. 4. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  5. 5. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress Open Access eBooks 2) Low BPC: avg. £2,500 3) Fully peer reviewed 1) Open access only (CC-BY) 5) Print on demand widely available 4) Online versions all free to read: • XML/HTML • ePub, Mobi, Kindle, PDF • Lower than avg. prices • Authors/Presses keep 80% of sales income 6) Associated data and software openly archived
  6. 6. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress Helping universities to make OA books normal
  7. 7. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress Cascading content
  8. 8. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress For any questions, please contact brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com Ubiquity Press website: http://www.ubiquitypress.com Koh, A. 2012. Open Access Ahoy! An Interview with Ubiquity Press. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/ubiquity/43312 More information

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