AUPress: A comparison of an open access university press with traditional presses

Rory McGreal, Nian Shing Chen

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    Abstract

    This study is a comparison of AUPress with three other traditional (non-open access) Canadian university presses. The analysis is based on the rankings that are correlated with book sales on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca. Statistical methods include the sampling of the sales ranking of randomly selected books from each press. The results of one-way ANOVA analyses show that there is no significant difference in the ranking of printed books sold by AUPress in comparison with traditional university presses. However, AUPress, can demonstrate a significantly larger readership for its books as evidenced by the number of downloads of the open electronic versions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)231-239
    Number of pages9
    JournalEducational Technology and Society
    Volume14
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • Open access
    • Printed books
    • Readership
    • University presses

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