Google Editions update

Library Journal with a report on Mak Nelson’s comments on Google Editions, Getting To the Details with Google Editions: “No role for libraries, but publishers and booksellers get their questions answered.”

Note this:

How does Google make its money?
“The majority of revenue from these sales goes to the publisher. How does Google make money? Advertising. How do we monetize advertising?… We go to advertisers [and] say our user base is growing.” [….]
Will Google support the agency model of pricing, in which in which the publisher sets the prices and retailers get a fixed commission?
“If a publisher has an agency model, we will discuss that model with them.”

By Paul Romaine

Paul Romaine is a grant writer and independent curator in New York City.

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