E-book publishing – the revival of book publishing for small & medium size academic publishers

Caroline Wain
RSC Publishing, Royal Society of Chemistry
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Many publishers have approached ebook publishing with sceptism and doubt, relating to high initial investment, canabilisation of print markets and problematic DRM and copyright protection. Using the RSC activities as a case study we will be looking at the real opportunities that ebook publishing has presented and how small and medium size publishers can exploit some of these to revive activities in the book publishing area.