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8% in 2013 (PCG, 2013). This increase suggests a potential for more digital sales of scholarly books in the future. 1% of their total revenues. Knowing that many libraries conduct business through wholesalers, one can assume that a large percentage of these books probably end up on academic library shelves (AAP/BISG, 2014). While this sector relies on online retail more than it did a few years ago, that channel does not appear to be growing in any major way. Scholarly publisher revenue from online retail has been relatively stable, at $48 million in 2011, $56 million in 2012, and $52 million in 2013 (AAP/BISG, 2014).

Ebrary set an early example of striking a balance between representing the interests of the publisher while reassuring librarians as well. This is the history through a publisher’s eyes related to the other players in the triumvirate of getting content to library users—acquisitions librarians—who made important changes to the way they acquired books from the 1990s onward. In addition to the consortial strategy to stretch budget dollars, the work of acquiring print books began to be privatized or outsourced to vendors.

Com/sites/jeffbercovici/2014 /02/10/amazon-vs-book-publishers-by-the-numbers/ Christensen, K. (2014, June 4).

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