Swimming upstreamJamie LaRue, DirectorDouglas County Libraries (CO)<jlarue@dclibraries.org>                                1
Library as last link:  - Author     - Agent        - Publisher          - Distributor             - Reviewer              ...
Change   3
Technology                  Economics• Design (EPUB, Sigil,      • Sell for $40,  Booktype)                   make $4• Dis...
In 2010:New commercial titles: ~300,000Non-traditional: 2.7 millionSmall/independent: 290,000Self-published: ~300,000Big 5...
Theft         • DRM              • Amazon  drives cost downPricing              • Agency pricing  drives cost up        ...
21st century problem: how to find the book. “Discoverability.”   7
• Add Value    • DieWhere we are           8
Reader: I want it now(but don’t own it anymore)   9
Publisher | distributorlock it up                10
The Big 5 (51% of USA publishing):* HarperCollins: buy again at 26 uses* Random House: 3-5 times the price* Penguin (now o...
New publisher models:* Smashwords.com – digital publishing     (85% to author)* Unglue.it – set it free* Publishing partne...
• Reviewers – blueinkreview.com • Libraries   • Agents (international rights?)     • Authors (Creative Commons, gifts)And ...
DCL Model   14
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Evoke.cvlsites.org   16
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Questions?   19
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Джейми Ла Ру (Jamie La Rue), глава библиотечной сети округа Дуглас в американском штате Колорадо. Выступление перед российскими библиотекарями на встрече в РГБМ 29 ноября 2012

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Swimming upstream russia

  1. 1. Swimming upstreamJamie LaRue, DirectorDouglas County Libraries (CO)<jlarue@dclibraries.org> 1
  2. 2. Library as last link: - Author - Agent - Publisher - Distributor - Reviewer - Library - Reader 2
  3. 3. Change 3
  4. 4. Technology Economics• Design (EPUB, Sigil, • Sell for $40, Booktype) make $4• Distribution = Internet • Sell for $9.99, (web page, ftp, email, make $7 Dropbox)Result?Explosion of writing 4
  5. 5. In 2010:New commercial titles: ~300,000Non-traditional: 2.7 millionSmall/independent: 290,000Self-published: ~300,000Big 5: not so important? 5
  6. 6. Theft • DRM • Amazon  drives cost downPricing • Agency pricing  drives cost up • Variable pricingIrrelevancyThreats 6
  7. 7. 21st century problem: how to find the book. “Discoverability.” 7
  8. 8. • Add Value • DieWhere we are 8
  9. 9. Reader: I want it now(but don’t own it anymore) 9
  10. 10. Publisher | distributorlock it up 10
  11. 11. The Big 5 (51% of USA publishing):* HarperCollins: buy again at 26 uses* Random House: 3-5 times the price* Penguin (now owned by RH): wait for 6months, get 1 year* Macmillan, Simon and Schuster, Hachette: notavailable at any priceSo libraries now look to new publishers. 11
  12. 12. New publisher models:* Smashwords.com – digital publishing (85% to author)* Unglue.it – set it free* Publishing partnership with library 12
  13. 13. • Reviewers – blueinkreview.com • Libraries • Agents (international rights?) • Authors (Creative Commons, gifts)And the rest… 13
  14. 14. DCL Model 14
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  16. 16. Evoke.cvlsites.org 16
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  19. 19. Questions? 19

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