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In university libraries so called “soft” protective measures have been established. Digital watermarking and special authorization processes within the university networks protect electronic contents against illegal use and at the same time allow unlimited use of e-books by members of the university. Shops outside usually have their own individual protective mechanisms in place.
All publications are offered as an e-book in PDF format. An ePDF is generated from the printable PDF-file of a book and provided with links, so that chapters, cross references and indices become digitally usable. The text is searchable. E-books in ePDF-format have become the established standard in the field of scholarship. Fixed pagination identical to the printed book corresponds to the norm of scholarly quotation. Academic libraries increasingly purchase PDF-e-books – even more often than printed editions. As in the packages IQ superior and IQ genius PubliQation additionally offers the sale of an e-book into the EPUB-format. The format of the printed version in this case will not be retained, page makeup and pagination vary according to the size of the utilized e-reader’s display. To assure quotation capability DOIs are used. E-books in EPUB-format are optimized for reading on mobile terminals. The most important shop formats e.g. Amazon Kindle and Apple iBooks are based on the EPUB-format.
Depending on the package chosen, your data can be delivered as PDF- or Word-files.
Print-on-Demand (PoD) is a modern printing technique where titles will only be printed after an order has been processed. With the help of PoD PubliQation reduces the costs for inventory management and storage. These savings we pass on to our authors. A paperback book will be printed and packed for delivery within 3 working days, hardcover books within 5 working days after an order has been received. It is immaterial whether single or multiple amounts of copies have been requested. International orders will partly be printed locally to save on delivery times and shipment costs.
Academic publications should be available to library users on a long-term basis. This is why your publication will be printed as a hardcover with rounded spine on acid-free paper.
Appraisal of an academic publication with regard to contents through one or more experts in many fields is an additional quality characteristic of a scholarly publication.
An open access publication offers advantages for both authors of academic texts and for their readers: quick free access, excellent traceability in library catalogues and extended visibility. Further advantages are higher quotation frequency as well as copyright protection in line with the internationally respected Creative Commons License. PubliQation publications can optionally be listed by the leading academic open access platform Oapen. In the latter case a peer-review-documentation by the author is required.
In terms of unlimited access to scholarly information, PubliQation supports open access publishing. Books that are published with open access are quickly available to everybody worldwide and can be read without generating further costs for access to an electronic copy. On top of this, open access publications can be downloaded without limitation, printed, copied and shared.
PubliQation uses the iThenticate software to compare your submitted manuscript to scientific data bases. With regard to your publication, this means that within our products IQ superior and IQ genius they will undergo a plagiarism check and achieve additional credibility through the insertion of the iThenticate logo after successful examination. The results of the comparison will be summarized in a report available to the author.
The sustained archiving of printed and electronic formats is particularly important for scholarly publications. This is why PubliQation offers a two-step archiving service. First all required deposit copies will be shipped to official copyright libraries. The products IQ superior and IQ genius include electronic long term storage of your publication with PORTICO. PORTICO secures the electronic edition and in the unlikely event of the copyright libraries no longer in operation, ensures that the electronic version will be accessible.
In accordance with legal guidelines PubliQation delivers all deposit copies for you. All copyright libraries receive the e-book automatically as a deposit copy and can additionally request the printed version. Promotional guidelines differ from university to university. This is why PubliQation cannot take over any specific responsibilities for you. All authors will receive free copies of their publication and can therefore deliver deposit copies in line with promotional guidelines.
You will receive quarterly statements containing detailed sales statistics.
For each printed edition and e-book sold, you will receive a commission which is paid quarterly. In case of printed books this fee will be determined by yourself by adding the desired amount to the incurred production and distribution costs. This sum determines the final retail price of the book. Fees for e-books is always 70% of the net-proceeds. Net-proceeds is the portion which PubliQation receives from the shop after deduction of VAT.
The retail price of the printed book should be determined by the length of your publication. All printing and delivery costs must be covered, as well as discounts for national and international booksellers. Finally, the retail price also depends on your commission.
All books in the German language, e-books and printed edition alike, are subject to a fixed retail price in Germany and Austria. International booksellers are not bound to a fixed price. Accordingly a German language publication can e.g. in Switzerland be offered at a different retail price.
Categories are an important indicator of the topic of your publication for booksellers and academic libraries. The category assists purchasing decisions and at the same time supports thematic classification within the library catalogue. Different categories are established worldwide. In German speaking countries the WGS, in English speaking countries the BISAC. Both category groupings are supported by PubliQation.
When purchasing new publications, academic libraries work together with very different retailers. PubliQation supports the assignment of meaningful metadata so that your publication can reliably be found in the databanks of each retailer. Aside from title and subtitle these include subject-classification and keywords.
Scholarly publications in the form of e-books also need to be quotable in a dependable way. In this regard libraries rely on the so called digital object identifier (DOI). The DOI is a distinctive numeral combination consisting of the publishing company’s prefix and the eISBN of your publication. PubliQation assigns this DOI so that selected e-book-shops such as EBSCO can report the DOI of your publication together with a corresponding internet address to an international registration authority (CrossRef). Thus reliable links to your publication can be constructed.
The publishing company, PubliQation assigns the ISBN-numbers to the author and assumes responsibility for notifying the “Verzeichnis Lieferbarer Bücher” (VLB) as well as the wholesale catalogues of Libri, Umbreit and KNV. Every issue – printed, electronic PDF and electronic EPUB – receives its own ISBN. For a correct title description, the ISBN and publishing company must be mentioned in the copyright notice. An ISBN is required for distributing your publication in national and international networks.
PubliQation collaborates with the most important discovery services worldwide. Discovery services allow academic libraries to link their catalogues with details of contents. Full-text-search via direct library catalogues becomes available and has a positive impact on the finding of your publication. PubliQation takes over data delivery to international discovery services such as ProQuest and OCLC.
PubliQation reports the metadata of your publication to the leading library service providers (OCLC, Göttinger Verbund). Thus titles are visible to national and international scientific libraries and can be included in their library catalogues. Inclusion in the catalogue follows initial purchase of an electronic or printed book by the library. In addition to the specified catalogue information, libraries resort to machine-readable catalogue entries (MARC). To ensure quick and uncomplicated distribution, PubliQation creates an individual MARC for each publication.
PubliQation works together closely with German and international wholesalers. Listing in wholesaler catalogues, e.g. the “Verzeichnis Lieferbarer Bücher”, Libri, Umbreit, KNV and Nielsen Book Data, makes all titles available in all German and international bookshops. PubliQation takes over the complete handling process. This includes processing orders, shipment, payment, and electronic distribution. We deliver your publication as an e-book to all relevant e-book-sellers. Thus your publication is available in well-known e-books-shops such as Amazon Kindle-Shop, Google Play and many more. On top of this, your publication will be available to scientific libraries such as EBSCO and ProQuest.