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Average Prices of British and USA Academic Books

   
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We regret that this series has now been discontinued, due to a change in format of the data supply from Blackwell.
(Last report no 43)

See new annual series: Average prices of academic books

Academic librarians all over the world buy large numbers of English language academic books published in the UK and the USA. LISU’s firmly established bi-annual series giving the average prices for these materials have recently been revised, and are now available electronically. The information is particularly helpful to librarians for budgeting purposes.

In response to users’ requests, both series have been made available on CD-ROM (from the July to December 2003 editions), as well as print. Each CD-ROM contains the full publication as a pdf file, together with the detailed data tables as Excel workbooks. The CD-ROM may be networked across a single site at no extra charge.

  • Data derived from over 12,000 UK and over 30,000 US titles are supplied by Blackwell’s Book Services.

  • A separate half-yearly report for each country gives average prices for 64 subject categories (eg Botany, Zoology), for major subject areas (eg Biological Sciences), and for ‘all books’ totals. Figures are given for the most recent half year and preceding half year, and for the most recent full year and preceding full year.

  • Each report also contains trend tables for the seven major book categories over the most recent years and half-years and a brief commentary on changes.

  • The categories used are identical for the UK and the USA, with index bases which are the same to give comparative information unobtainable from any other price indexes. All prices are given in £ sterling and $ USA at publishers’ recommended retail prices.

Average Prices of British Academic Books
January to June 2008 - Report no. 43
ISSN 0261 0302 - ISBN 978-1-905499-34-2
Published September 2008 - pp 18 A4

July to December 2007 - Report no. 42
ISSN 0261 0302 - ISBN 978-1-905499-29-8
Published February 2008 - pp 18 A4

 

Average Prices of USA Academic Books
January to June 2008 - Report no. 43
ISSN 0951 8975 - ISBN 978-1-905499-35-9
Published September 2008 - pp 18 A4

July to December 2007 - Report no. 42
ISSN 0951 8975 - ISBN 978-1-905499-30-4
Published February 2008 - pp 18 A4

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